News from our high school in Oxford
Our approach to education
The academic philosophy at our international boarding school in Oxford is rooted in experiential, immersive and intercultural learning.
Our internationally recognized academic programs prepare students to succeed at university and in their careers anywhere in the world. Studying at EF Academy Oxford is dynamic because of the international aspect that is built into every part of the boarding school experience.
Our well-rounded support network for students exists to help you achieve your academic and personal goals. From dedicated teachers, personal Pathway Managers and University Advisors, extra support is built into our international boarding school and available to you as part of both of the academic programs we offer:
International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma
Whether you enroll in the IB Diploma or A-Level program, participation in clubs is strongly encouraged, but which clubs you get involved in is up to you. Our Activities Coordinators offer students ample opportunities to learn and grow outside of class.
From sports such as tennis and swimming, creative activities like art and drama or academic clubs like Physics Olympiad, there's an activity for every student here. Weekly clubs and weekend excursions mean that you will have plenty of moments to draw inspiration and to develop, perhaps even find, your talents at EF Academy Oxford.
9 sports teams
35 co-curricular clubs
Weekly activities and excursions
Our international boarding school in the UK embraces the awe-inspiring, culturally rich academic atmosphere of the city in which it sits. Our iconic Cotuit Hall has seen many students walk through its doors, inspired by its architecture and the academic traditions of the United Kingdom.
On campus, you will find everything you need to focus and grow. Near the residence halls, students have access to quiet study areas, the student kitchen and student lounge. Our tight-knit international school community is strengthened by group activities and friendly competitions organized by live-in House Parents and Boarding Team. The brisk walk down Pullens Lane between our academic and residence halls means students have a distinct senses of “school” and “home”.
Spacious classrooms and learning spaces
Comfortable residence halls and leisure facilities
Welcome from our Head of School
From the moment you arrive at EF Academy Oxford’s Cotuit Hall, you become part of Oxford’s vibrant and international community of learning.
Welcome from our Head of School
From the moment you arrive at EF Academy Oxford's serene Cotuit Hall, you become part of our vibrant and international community of learning. A beautiful and green open space, our campus is one where you know you've taken the first steps on the road to university.
Here, you'll learn to embrace challenge and gain global confidence, experience truly inspirational lessons and benefit from trips to universities, laboratories, museums, theatres and galleries in Oxford, London and England's wider counties. You'll grow through your involvement in student life and engagement in culture and global issues. Our faculty and pastoral care teams help all our students to become critical, strategic decision-makers, who are ready to respond creatively to the changing world around them.
We offer students structured independence and the genuine opportunity to grow and mature within a safe environment. We want all our students to take risks and challenge themselves to discover their strengths and talents, which will further develop their independence, self-confidence and determination. On behalf of our diverse community of students, faculty and staff, I look forward to welcoming you to EF Academy Oxford with open arms.
Head of School, EF Academy Oxford
Meet the staff and faculty at our boarding school in Oxford
With years of experience in international education, our dedicated team of educators and support staff are committed to ensuring EF Academy Oxford students flourish.
A truly international boarding school community
FAQ - Private high school in Oxford
Are you curious to know more about our international schools in Oxford? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our private schools in Oxford.