International Boarding Schools
With boarding school campuses in the US and the UK, EF Academy opens a world of opportunities for high school students by providing them with a superior education, thorough preparation for university and a future that knows no borders.
Our experiential learning philosophy is rooted in the belief that students learn better through immersion and hands-on activities that encourage inquiry and self-reflection. Together, our community of experienced international educators, guidance counsellors, university advisors and residential staff create an inclusive, stimulating high school experience in a modern campus environment.
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A modern American boarding school experience
Stand out among university applicants with a world-class qualification from a boarding school in the US. We offer the US High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programs because of their respected academic standing, breadth of subject choices and strong foundations for applying to university.
Our unique guidance system provides students with one-to-one academic support, course planning and a university preparation program that begins as soon as you enroll at one of our boarding schools in the US. This personalized approach to learning includes meeting with experienced university advisors, test preparation sessions and interview coaching that ensures every student approaches their university applications with confidence.
US High School Diploma
As the most popular high school qualification in the United States, the US High School Diploma offers the ideal preparation for students interested in applying to American universities. The program's flexibility and course options mean students can tailor the diploma to match their interests and ambitions.
1-4 year program
Ages 14-19 / Grades 9-12
Offered in: New York, Pasadena
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
This internationally-recognized diploma is respected by universities worldwide as a rigorous high school qualification. Students study six subject at standard and higher level to build a diploma that highlights their strengths and puts internationalism at the core of the curriculum.
Ages 16-19 / Grades 11-12
Offered in: New York, Pasadena,* Oxford, Torbay
International boarding school campuses
Living and learning at an international boarding school lets you discover not only the culture of the country in which you live, but also that of your international peers. Our welcoming campus community with highly trained faculty and staff provides students with a safe environment in which to broaden their horizons, gain independence and become confident, globally-minded citizens.
Modern halls of residence
Spacious learning and recreational spaces
Clubs, activities and excursions
One of the advantages of going to boarding school is the time built in for co-curricular activities. Whether you want to pursue interests like STEM and the arts, or find new passions through sports or community service, our extensive offering of activities and excursions provides ample opportunities for trying something new and making the most of student life.
120+ clubs and activities
On-campus sports facilities
Weekly excursions and field trips
EF Academy boarding schools in the US
Our international boarding schools welcome students from all over the world. With East Coast and West Coast locations, each campus has a distinct local feel but embraces the same commitment to quality education and intercultural exchange.
Choose a boarding school campus to continue exploring EF Academy.
Westchester County, New York
EF Academy New York offers a focused learning and boarding school environment a stone’s throw away from one of the most international cities in the world.
45 minutes from New York City
The benefits of boarding school
Attending a boarding school comes with the added benefit of gaining exposure to universities and career opportunities. At EF Academy, we provide the focused environment, individualized support and global network that set students on the path to succeed at university and beyond.
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FAQ – EF Academy International Boarding Schools
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international boarding schools.