Our approach to education
The academic philosophy at our international high school in Oxford is rooted in experiential, immersive and intercultural learning.
Our internationally recognized academic programs prepare students to succeed at university and in their careers anywhere in the world. Studying at EF Academy Oxford is dynamic because of the international aspect that is built into every part of the high school experience.
Our well-rounded support network for students exists to help you achieve your academic and personal goals. From dedicated teachers, personal Pathway Managers and University Advisors, extra support is built into our private high school and available to you as part of both of the academic programs we offer:
International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma
Whether you enroll in the IB Diploma or A-Level program, participation in clubs is strongly encouraged, but which clubs you get involved in is up to you. Our Activities Coordinators offer students ample opportunities to learn and grow outside of class.
From sports such as tennis and swimming, creative activities like art and drama or academic clubs like Physics Olympiad, there's an activity for every student here. Weekly clubs and weekend excursions mean that you will have plenty of moments to draw inspiration and to develop, perhaps even find, your talents at EF Academy Oxford.
9 sports teams
35 co-curricular clubs
Weekly activities and excursions
Our international high school in the UK embraces the awe-inspiring, culturally rich academic atmosphere of the city in which it sits. Our iconic Cotuit Hall has seen many students walk through its doors, inspired by its architecture and the academic traditions of the United Kingdom.
On campus, you will find everything you need to focus and grow. Near the residence halls, students have access to quiet study areas, the student kitchen and student lounge. Our tight-knit international school community is strengthened by group activities and friendly competitions organized by live-in House Parents and Boarding Team. The brisk walk down Pullens Lane between our academic and residence halls means students have a distinct senses of “school” and “home”.
Spacious classrooms and learning spaces
Comfortable residence halls and leisure facilities
Welcome from our Head of School
From the moment you arrive at EF Academy Oxford’s Cotuit Hall, you become part of Oxford’s vibrant and international community of learning.
Welcome from our Head of School
From the moment you arrive at EF Academy Oxford’s Cotuit Hall, you become part of Oxford’s vibrant and international community of learning. Beautiful, serene and leafy, our campus is one where you know you’ve taken the first step on the road to university.
Here, you will learn to embrace challenge and gain global confidence. You will experience inspirational lessons and visits to nearby university laboratories and libraries. You will benefit from trips to museums, theaters and galleries in Oxford and London. You will grow through your involvement in student life and engagement in culture and global issues.
Our faculty and pastoral care teams aim to help you develop the qualities that the world needs from its young people: high-level critical thinking, enterprise, collaboration, understanding and leadership.
EF Academy Oxford is a wonderfully friendly, caring and ambitious place where you will be both supported and stretched. Here, you can flourish and help shape a better world.
Dr. Paul Ellis
Head of School, EF Academy Oxford
Meet our school staff and faculty
With years of experience in international education, our dedicated team of educators and support staff are committed to ensuring EF Academy Oxford students flourish.
A truly international high school community
FAQ – EF Academy Oxford
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international high school.