Private Schools in America
With modern boarding school campuses in the US, an EF Academy education prepares students for a truly global future. Our internationally recognized diplomas, personalized university guidance and comprehensive co-curricular program provide high school students with a transformational boarding school experience in the United States.
We take a holistic approach to learning, developing students' academic and personal growth through hands-on learning opportunities and intercultural experiences. Our highly qualified educators, university advisors, residential staff and diverse student body create a modern American high school experience in a safe, stimulating campus.
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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
At our boarding schools in the US, students experience American culture while also exploring the cultures of their international friends. Our caring residential team, health staff and activities coordinators ensure our campuses provide the ideal setting for students to gain independence, expand their world views and become responsible global citizens in a safe environment.
Modern halls of residence
Spacious classrooms and leisure spaces
Student support network on campus and in your home country
Clubs, activities and excursions
One of the advantages of going to boarding school in the US 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 in the USA.
120+ clubs and activities
On-campus sports facilities
Weekly excursions and field trips
EF Academy private schools in USA
Our international boarding schools in the United States 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.
New York, US
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 in the United States
Attending a boarding school in the US comes with the added benefit of gaining exposure to American 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 – Boarding school in the USA
Are you curious to know more about private schools in America? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our boarding schools in America.