A holistic learning
Our international boarding school in the UK follows the philosophy that students succeed when they feel cared for. As a result, our educational curriculum focuses on both academic and personal growth.
We are dedicated to ensuring students at EF Academy Torbay feel comfortable and supported by their teachers, Pathway Manager and University Advisor throughout their studies abroad. We offer two highly respected academic programs – the IB Diploma and A-Levels – each of which allows students to focus on developing their interests and reaching their potential.
Most students at our international boarding school apply to universities in the UK, but our experienced university guidance counselor also supports students who wish to send their applications to schools in the U.S. and their home countries. This personalized university guidance process is offered as part of both programs at EF Academy Torbay:
International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma
Clubs and activities
Outside of class, students at EF Academy Torbay take on their own challenges in clubs and academic extension activities, developing skills for the classroom and for the future. Our safe environment for exploration and robust activities schedule give international high school students the best experience of studying in the UK.
Torbay's seaside location and UNESCO Global Geopark Status make our town perfect for outdoors and water activities. On campus, students take part in sports and organized clubs ranging from art and photography to debating and robotics.
20+ co-curricular clubs
9 sports teams
Weekly organized activities and excursions
Our international boarding school is located on top of a hill overlooking the town of Torquay and the sea. Here, you will experience how students and locals weave together to create a tight-knit, welcoming community that enhances the international school experience.
Our campus facilities have been designed to inspire you – from the impressive art studio with large windows facing the coast, to the purpose-built science labs ideal for in-class experiments, independent study and group projects. For our students, EF Academy Torbay is truly a home away from home and a safe place to take risks that empower you.
Spacious classrooms and science labs
Residence rooms with en-suite bathrooms, dining areas and student lounges
Welcome from our Head of School
At EF Academy Torbay, we see all our students as individuals. We strive to fulfill not just their academic potential, but their personal, social, moral and creative development as well.
Welcome from our Head of School
At EF Academy Torbay, we see all our students as individuals. We strive to fulfill not just their academic potential, but their personal, social, moral and creative development as well. We provide a stimulating learning environment where every one of our students will meet or exceed his or her own expectations.
Our qualified and caring staff members consistently go beyond the realms of duty to help students succeed. EF Academy Torbay students embark upon learning pathways in a safe setting where they can be part of many co-curricular activities. They also become part of the local community, where they benefit from the comfort and opportunities that it offers.
I know that children learn best in an ethos of praise, encouragement and challenge. Growing self-esteem allows our young people to give respect, take responsibility and be confident and tolerant. EF Academy Torbay students celebrate being citizens of the world
Head of School, EF Academy Torbay
Meet our school staff and faculty
Our experienced educators and staff at EF Academy Torbay are dedicated to ensuring student success and fostering an inclusive, international community feel.
A typical day at EF Academy Torbay
Take a look at a day in the life of a student at our international boarding school in the UK.
A truly international high school community
The latest from school
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FAQ – EF Academy Torbay
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international high school.