International Boarding Schools
With boarding school campuses in the US and the UK, EF Academy opens a world of opportunities for high school students by providing them with a superior education abroad, thorough preparation for university and a future that knows no borders.
Our experiential learning philosophy is rooted in the belief that students learn better through immersion and hands-on activities that encourage inquiry and self-reflection. Together, our community of experienced international educators, guidance counsellors, university advisors and residential staff create an inclusive, stimulating high school experience in a modern campus environment.
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What we offer at our international boarding schools
Gain access to the world's top universities with a reputable high school qualification from one of our international boarding schools. We offer the US High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and British A-Level programs because of their robust academic curricula, range of subject options and quality preparation for pursuing further studies at university.
Personalized university advising is built into every program at our boarding schools to prepare students for success in the next big step in their lives. One-to-one meetings with a designated university advisor, application workshops, test preparation and interview coaching are part of what set EF Academy graduates apart when applying to university.
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.
1-5 year program
Ages 13-19 / Grades 8-12
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
The traditional British high school curriculum allows students to study a select few subjects at a high level. Students who want to attend university in the UK or have clear career aspirations from an early age choose A-Levels as a way to focus on their interests and develop in-depth subject knowledge.
Ages 16-18 / Grades 11-12
Offered in: Oxford, Torbay
An inclusive boarding school campus
Living and learning at an international boarding school abroad lets you discover not only the culture of the country in which you live, but also that of your international peers. Our welcoming campus community with highly trained faculty and staff provides students with a safe environment in which to broaden their horizons, gain independence and become confident, globally-minded citizens.
Modern halls of residence
Spacious learning and recreational spaces
Student support network on campus and in your home country
Enriching clubs and activities
Through our program of co-curricular clubs and activities, students at EF Academy can pursue their passions and explore new interests while at boarding school. From sports to STEM, the arts and community service opportunities, there's never a shortage of hands-on activities that engage with learning beyond the classroom.
120+ clubs and activities
On-campus sports facilities
Weekly excursions and field trips
EF Academy boarding school campuses
Our international boarding schools in the US and UK welcome students from all over the world. While each boarding school campus has its own particular character, they share the same values and high standards of academic excellence.
Choose one of our boarding school campuses to continue exploring EF Academy.
Boarding schools in the US
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
Tucked between the mountains and the beach, EF Academy Pasadena brings the best of an international boarding school education to Southern California.
300 students expected
30 minutes from Los Angeles
Boarding schools in the UK
Our boarding school in the academic heart of the UK, EF Academy Oxford offers a modern education in a traditionally idyllic English setting.
60 minutes from London
The benefits of an international
boarding school education
Unlock your potential at a boarding school that unites quality academics, co-curricular learning opportunities and personalized university guidance in a truly international campus environment.
Boarding school experiences
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FAQ – Boarding school
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international boarding schools abroad.