Boarding school in California

An international high school in Los Angeles County committed to empowering students to become confident, resilient and responsible global citizens

Private International

high school

Ages 14 - 19

Grades 9 - 12


academic programs



30 minutes

from Los Angeles

Brand new

16-acre campus

News from our
boarding school in Pasadena

Our holistic approach to education

Our private high school, footsteps from the international city of Los Angeles, aims to provide a stimulating learning environment for academic and personal growth, where every student will meet or exceed their expectations.


EF Academy Pasadena offers an American-style high school education in an international campus environment. Our world-class programs and 1-to-1 guidance equip students with the tools and skills to lead bright, impactful futures.

  • Personalized academic guidance

  • College, university and career preparation

Co-curricular activities

Experiential activities on campus and around California are at the core of developing balanced learners who make meaningful connections to the real world.

  • 30+ after-school clubs and activities

  • 75+ excursions around California

  • Experiential learning trips for each subject area

Campus life

Make the most of what student life in California has to offer by living on a modern, inspiring campus with supportive staff and students from all over the world.

  • Extensive activity and leisure spaces

  • 57 classrooms

  • 4 newly built residence halls

Welcome from our Head of School

I am delighted to introduce you to EF Academy Pasadena, where we come together as an international community of learners to become global changemakers.

A typical day at EF Academy Pasadena

Take a peek into daily life at our high school in California

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FAQ – Boarding schools in California

Are you curious to know more about boarding schools in California? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international school in Los Angeles.