Campus Life

Learning happens everywhere and at any time

Inspired living and learning

On our campus immersion learning happens everywhere. Flourish academically and in life with facilities designed to foster learning by doing and activities that inspire exploration beyond the classroom. All the while, you can feel safe and comfortable at your home-away-from-home on our picturesque, 97-acre campus.

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Daily mentorship and 24/7 support

Your own dedicated support team: house parents, advisors, and teachers work as one team to look after your well-being and success. You also join an advisory group led by your Advisor that meets multiple times per week. This helps you flourish at all levels: academically, socially, and personally. You also get the additional support of qualified well-being counselors at our on-campus Health & Wellness Center.

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Where you can be you

Our welcoming campus community empowers you to come as you are and become who you want to be. Together, we create an inclusive environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Sharing everyday life—studying, eating, rooming, exploring, hanging out—is a priceless life-preparation experience.

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Sports and fitness

Whether through a physical education class, competing in a sport with one of our varsity teams, or engaging in an active club, you will move and strengthen your body here!

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A choice of boarding options

The vast majority of our students live and learn on campus as full seven-day boarders. In New York, local students also have the option of boarding five days a week and living at home on weekends. You can also attend as a day student.

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Meet your classmates, hear their stories

Every single one of our students has a unique perspective on the EF Academy experience. Let them tell you in their own words.

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Schedule a private tour

We welcome families who are considering EF Academy to visit us for a tour of campus and a chat with a member of our admissions team.

Frequently asked questions

We have no formal dress code. You can wear whatever best expresses your personality. Remember, though, that EF Academy students come from a broad range of cultures and backgrounds, so you should always dress in a way that doesn’t cause discomfort to others.

Co-curricular activities are required at EF Academy New York, therefore we strongly encourage students to join co-curricular programs like clubs and intramural sports, as well as excursions and events organized by our activities team. Exploring a mutual interest is the easiest way to make friends quickly. We typically schedule the last hour of the school day for co-curricular activities. Please note that some mandatory clubs run at the end of the school day, while other clubs are optional after-school clubs.

Absolutely! We have varsity sports across the whole year where students can compete in our local league. We also encourage students to try new sports by joining one or more of our seasonal intramural teams: basketball, soccer, volleyball, running, table tennis, or cheerleading. It’s a great way to make new friends and develop your teamwork and leadership skills.

Many of the clubs offered on-campus are driven by student interest, so the themes range widely from the arts and hobbies to STEAM and student government. What you do as a member depends on the theme. If you join the Outdoor Adventure Club, for example, you’ll go on hikes in the surrounding area. If you join the Student Council, you’ll help plan campus events, for example.

We always encourage you to explore activities you wouldn't normally try to discover new interests. You just never know. But if you're passionate about something in particular that isn’t currently offered, speak with our activities team to start your own club!

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