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.

Magdalen, Folly or Osney— which will be your house?

Upon enrollment, students are allocated to one of the three houses—Magdalen, Folly, or Osney. The houses have their own colors and emblems, and students engage in exciting interhouse games and activities. This system encourages team spirit and camaraderie, and the students love it.

Accommodations for your comfort

Our student residences Marcus Lower (girls only) and Brewer (boys only) provide homey housing where you’ll share a twin room with a roommate of a different nationality, enriching your experience by sharing traditions and cultures. Your room features a comfortable bed, a desk with a lamp, and a secure storage locker for your valuables.

Your house parent is your go-to for advice and support

A House Parents lives full-time in your dormitory. They’re on-hand to help you learn how to live independently, cultivate positive relationships with students and staff, and build key life skills. They also help you manage your daily schedule, progress in your studies, and build a network of advisors dedicated to your success. Best of all, their door is always open when you just need someone to listen

Perfect roommate matches for enhanced living

Before your arrival, we take time to understand your living habits and preferences in your Pathway Call. This helps us pair you with roommates who share similar interests, ensuring compatibility and a harmonious living experience. Together, you decorate your room and make it the cozy home you will share during your time on campus.

In the evenings, campus life shifts to dorm life

Your afternoons will keep you pretty busy with sports, clubs, and activities. After your evening meal, dorm life kicks in with Study Hall when you catch up on homework and projects. There’s still free time for renting out the student movie room to catch the latest release. Or you might head to the student lounge to cook your favorite snack, play pool or just hang out with your friends. Soon, it will be time for your House Parent to conduct the final room check-in so you can get a good night’s sleep.

How Laura is learning from her boarding experience...

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