Total immersion is a better way to learn
We've redesigned every aspect of the high school experience so that learning is personalized, totally hands-on, and in a global community.
A truly global school: with classmates from 30+ countries
Few other schools can match the “mini-UN” vibe of an EF Academy campus. Virtually every class, activity, and event becomes “global studies.” You’re constantly expanding your worldview with multiple perspectives while sharing your own culture and traditions.
Personalized education—one size never fits all
Every student is unique—that’s why every learning journey must be unique. We craft a custom pathway just for you, based on your talents and strengths. We help you set personalized growth goals with your Advisors, and then develop a plan for achieving them with courses and co-curricular activities you actually care about.
Mastery of skills, not memorization of facts
Here, you learn how to think—the real secret to success. All your courses are designed around the skills and knowledge you will need to flourish in life, not just facts and figures to pass the next test. Because it’s not the knowledge itself that’s important—it’s how you use it.
Meet our head of school - Sally Mingareli
At EF Academy Pasadena, we have truly dedicated ourselves to changing education for the better. We have created a whole world-class program that allows students to identify and channel their strengths as they grow crucial skills for university, career, and life.
Meet our Advisory Council
An esteemed group of visionary educators helping us build a great school for today's world
Dr. Fernando Reimers
Professor of International Education, Harvard University
Author educating students to improve the world
Dr. Mukul Kumar
Chief Innovation Office
Hult International Business School
Professor, Harvard University
Former President, United World College
Dr. Laurie Santos
Professor of Psychology at Yale University
“The Science of Well-being”
Host of The Happiness Lab podcast
Our Campus life
Learning happens everywhere and at any time.
Get your hands dirty with real-world challenges.
Is EF Academy right for you? Let’s talk about your goals in life—not just your grades and test scores.
The EF Academy difference
Our Campus Life
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