Campus Life

Learning happens everywhere and at any time

Study in the academic heart of the UK

Our campus embraces the awe-inspiring atmosphere of England’s oldest university city. Dating back to the 12th century, the University of Oxford has produced a host of notable alumni, including Oscar Wilde, Stephen Hawking, and Malala Yousafzai.

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Expand your learning through excursions

You apply what you are learning, gain confidence, and have fun with your friends on trips to universities, laboratories, museums, theatres, and galleries in Oxford, London, and throughout the UK. You also go on immersion trips to Cardiff (IB and A-Level Year 1, grade 11) and Edinburgh (IB and A-Level Year 2, grade 12).

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Club, activities and sports

Extracurricular activities are an integral part of the boarding experience—and there’s something for everyone. You can choose from an array of sports, activities, and clubs—or create your own, all while enhancing your profile for university.

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Where you can be you: your home away from home

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-preparing experience.

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Daily mentorship and 24/7 support

Your Pathway Manager, Tutor, Activities Coordinator, House Parent and our Wellness Team work together to help you flourish at all levels: academically, socially and personally.

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Residential life

Living at EF Academy Oxford offers more than just a place to stay; it’s a journey of growth, support, and camaraderie that extends well beyond the classroom.

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Student 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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Would you like 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.

Though not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to join co-curricular program 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.

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, swimming, table tennis or cheerleading. It’s a great way to make new friends and develop your teamwork and leadership skills. Pasadena’s year-round mild weather, and proximity to both the sea and mountains, also makes it easy to practice individual performance sports like surfing, cycling, running or hiking or golf year-round.

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 canyons. If you join our Campus Celebrations Club, you’ll help plan events like our annual Culture Fair and prom.

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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Our Campus life

Our campus embraces the awe-inspiring atmosphere of England’s oldest university city.

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Our Philosphy

We've redesigned every aspect of the high school experience so that learning is personalized, totally hands-on, and in a global community.

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Is EF Academy right for you? Let’s talk about your goals in life—not just your grades and test scores. It’s important for us to get to know you as a person.

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