EF Academy High School Programs: Empowering Global Leaders

EF Academy High School programs redefine education as a gateway to a connected world. With three unique campuses in Pasadena, Westchester, and Oxford, offering both day and boarding options, EF Academy is a modern educational institution breaking barriers. 


Diversity is our strength, with students representing 60+ nationalities and a remarkable 7:1 student-to-staff ratio. These private high schools fosters a global community that empowers students to become confident, resilient leaders. 

Our approach to learning is unparalleled. With a focus on personalized, experiential education, EF Academy students navigate the interconnected world with ease. The 13-student average class size and 100+ classes to choose from ensure individualized attention and a diverse academic experience. 

Education at EF Academy goes beyond the traditional classroom. Hands-on learning through clubs, activities, and experiential exchanges enriches the academic journey. We believe in "learning by doing," understanding that true knowledge and growth arise from action. 

Individualized support is at the core of our philosophy. Recognizing the uniqueness and potential of each student, we offer various academic programs to ensure every learner thrives. Our passionate educators guide students every step of the way, preparing them for success in an ever-evolving world. 

Learning at EF Academy transcends borders, as students collaborate with friends from 60+ countries. This global perspective permeates every aspect of education, from classroom discussions to after-school activities, fostering a rich tapestry of experiences. 

With a commitment to university preparation, our seasoned advisors, boasting over 50 years of combined experience, ensure a 99% university admission rate. EF Academy graduates are not just academically prepared but also equipped with the skills and mindset needed to succeed in universities. 

Unlocking Potential: The US High School Diploma at EF Academy

Embark on an educational journey that goes beyond traditional learning—introducing the US High School Diploma at EF Academy. Designed for ages 14-19 and spanning grades 9-12, this program offers a student-centered approach with an inquiry-based curriculum, empowering students to unlock their true potential. 

The curriculum is a dynamic blend of student-centered classes, inquiry-based learning, and a rich array of subjects. With 30+ courses to choose from, students enjoy flexibility in customizing their academic path. University advising and SAT/ACT preparation are seamlessly integrated, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience. 

Graduates receive a US High School Diploma accredited by the State Department of Education, opening doors to a multitude of global opportunities. With 8 subjects per year and graduation requirements based on credit attainment, the program caters to diverse academic interests. 

The US High School Diploma is the ideal choice for those seeking a broad knowledge base and flexibility in course selection. While not mandatory, students can opt for the SAT or ACT exams, enhancing their university applications. The program allows for additional pursuits such as AP or IB courses, providing a tailored education guided by a dedicated Pathway Manager. 

Beyond academics, the enrichment curriculum emphasizes co-curricular learning, fostering holistic development. Advisory meetings offer personalized academic and personal guidance, while co-curricular activities encompass creative expression, physical activity, service learning, and health and wellness. 

In a world where adaptability and a well-rounded skill set are paramount, the US High School Diploma at EF Academy stands as a beacon of transformative education, preparing students not just for academic success but for a balanced, fulfilling life ahead. 

EF Academy New York: Shaping Global Changemakers

Situated in the serene town of Thornwood, Westchester County, just 45 minutes from the bustling heart of New York City, EF Academy New York stands as a beacon of excellence in private high school education. With a commitment to nurturing global changemakers, this day and boarding high school boasts a diverse student body representing 60+ nationalities. 

The 97-acre campus, surrounded by wooded grounds, provides a tranquil setting for students to pursue their passions and explore their home away from home. The 7:1 student-to-staff ratio ensures personalized attention and support, fostering an environment where academic and personal growth flourish. 

EF Academy New York offers a modern and diverse education, providing both the US High School Diploma and the globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. With an average class size of 13 and 101 classes to choose from, students benefit from immersive and intercultural learning experiences. The remarkable 99% university acceptance rate speaks to the success of our academic programs. 

Students at EF Academy New York have the unique opportunity to choose between two world-class high school programs – the US High School Diploma or the IB Diploma. With 1-to-1 academic guidance, University and Academic Advisors assist students in selecting the program that aligns with their goals. 

Beyond academics, EF Academy New York emphasizes holistic learning through co-curricular activities. With 93 clubs and activities, 134 field trips, and 8 varsity teams, students engage in hands-on experiences that build problem-solving, project-building, and collaboration skills. 

Athletics play a vital role in campus life, with varsity and junior varsity sports teams achieving statewide success. Coaches are dedicated to helping students reach their athletic potential, fostering a culture of achievement and sportsmanship. 

Off-campus experiences further enrich learning, with New York City serving as an extended classroom. Organized trips to museums, outdoor excursions, and hands-on experiments deepen cultural understanding and enhance the overall educational experience at EF Academy New York. 

In conclusion, EF Academy New York goes beyond traditional education, shaping students into global changemakers ready to navigate the challenges of the world with confidence and resilience. 

EF Academy Pasadena understands that success is not a solo journey. Our dedicated academic support network, consisting of experienced teachers and University and Academic Advisors, ensures that every student receives the guidance they need. Pathway Managers, personal guidance counselors, monitor progress, provide support in academic, social, and emotional aspects, and prepare students for university and career readiness. 

The commitment to university preparation is embedded in our mission. Our advising program, featuring group and one-to-one sessions, equips students with the skills to craft impressive personal statements, highlight achievements, and shine in college interviews. At EF Academy Pasadena, we go beyond academics, fostering an environment where students not only excel academically but also become well-rounded individuals ready to navigate the challenges of the future with confidence and resilience. 

It's what's behind your grades that matter most

Unlike other schools, all of your courses are designed around the skills and knowledge you will need for success in university, your career and life. You discover your true strengths, talents and passions—and work closely with your teachers to develop the skills that build on them.

EF Academy Oxford: An International Boarding School Experience

Nestled in the academic heart of the UK, EF Academy Oxford stands as a distinguished international boarding school, offering a transformative experience for students aged 16-19 in grades 11-12. With a rich cultural tapestry represented by 60+ nationalities and an intimate student-to-staff ratio of 7:1, EF Academy Oxford is a hub for immersive and intercultural learning. 

The academic philosophy is rooted in experiential learning, preparing students for success at universities worldwide. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and A-Levels are the two world-class high school programs offered, providing a customized study plan that aligns with individual interests and career goals. 

The academic journey is supported by a comprehensive network, including dedicated teachers, personal Pathway Managers, and University Advisors. The 99% university acceptance rate reflects the success of this holistic approach. 

The co-curricular landscape at EF Academy Oxford is vibrant, with 35 clubs and 9 sports teams offering students ample opportunities for personal and skill development. The Activities Coordinator ensures a diverse range of activities, from sports like tennis and swimming to creative pursuits like art and drama. 

Experiential learning takes center stage with hands-on activities in STEM, sports, volunteering, leadership, business, and the arts. Weekly activities, weekend excursions, and 75+ excursions throughout the year expand students' horizons and enrich their overall experience. 

Campus life is a blend of awe-inspiring architecture, spacious classrooms, and comfortable residence halls. Cotuit Hall, an iconic presence on campus, serves as a symbol of academic tradition. The student kitchen, lounge, and quiet study areas contribute to a nurturing environment, fostering a distinct sense of "school" and "home." 

EF Academy Oxford offers not just an education but a holistic experience, where students not only excel academically but also grow as individuals ready to navigate the global landscape with confidence and cultural awareness. 

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