Academics

Experience a modern, American-style education at our international high school in New York. We offer the internationally recognized US High School Diploma and IB Diploma programs in an experiential, immersive and intercultural learning environment that develops the whole student.

13

average class size

101

classes to choose from

99%

acceptance to university

1-to- 1

academic guidance

Two world-class high school programs to choose from

Study the US High School Diploma or IB Diploma program in New York. Our admissions team and Pathway Managers help each student choose the program that's right for them.

US High School Diploma

Grades 9-12 / ages 14-19

Ideal preparation for American universities

Flexible course options across a breadth of subjects

Built-in guidance and collaborative learning

International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma

Grades 9-12 / ages 16-19

Ideal preparation for international universities

Focuses on studying subjects in global contexts

Opportunities for research and independent learning

We support you all the way

Teachers, pathway managers and university advisors help you build your academic path to success.

Academic support

We help you with:

  • Class selection

  • One-on-one tutoring

  • On-campus learning opportunities

Pathway management

We help you with:

  • Cultural aclimatization

  • Academic guidance

  • Parent point of contact

University advising

We help you with:

  • University selection

  • Application support

  • Interview preparation

Academic Faculty

Our dedicated international high school teachers specialize in teaching to international students. They strive to see you reach your goals and fulfill your potential, and are available during office hours for one-to-one help with coursework whenever you need it.

Pathway Managers

Every student at EF Academy is assigned a one-to-one guidance counsellor, called a Pathway Manager. They are your go-to person for anything related to your international high school experience, monitor your academic progress and wellbeing and provide personalized support when needed.

University Advisors

For everything related to university, your university advisor is there to help. They will introduce you to university and degree options, show you how to highlight your accomplishments in your application and give you tips on writing an outstanding personal statement.

Graduate ready to succeed at university

Our combination of international high school programs, personalized support and university advising consistently places EF Academy New York graduates at some of the best universities in the world.

University preparation

Thorough university preparation is a fundamental part of our mission, and it starts as soon as you enroll at EF Academy New York. As an international high school, we support students applying to universities worldwide and help each one prepare stellar applications that stand out to top universities.


Our experienced University Advisors organize over 150 university events annually – including campus visits and workshops – and help students craft a personalized university action plan that sets them on the path to success.

From EF Academy New York in 2020:

43

highest IB Diploma score

$5M

awarded in university scholarships

17

number of countries graduates are going to for university

63%

attending college or university in the US

Top University Placements

  • Boston University

    Brown University

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Columbia University

    Cornell University

    Georgetown University

    Harvard University

    Johns Hopkins University

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    New York University

    Parsons School of Design

    University of California, Berkeley

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Southern California

    University of Virginia

    Yale University

  • Durham University

    Imperial College London

    King's College London

    London School of Economics

    University College London

    University of Bristol

    University of Cambridge

    University of Edinburgh

    University of Exeter

    University of Glasgow

    University of Leeds

    University of Loughborough

    University of Manchester

    University of Oxford

    University of St. Andrews

    University of Warwick

  • American University of Paris

    Bocconi University

    Delft University of Technology

    IE University

    Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

    McGill University

    Monash University

    The Australian National University

    University of Amsterdam

    University of Auckland

    Univesrity of British Columbia

    University of Hong Kong

    University of Melbourne

    University of Sydney

    University of Toronto

"My favorite thing about EF Academy is my History class - not only is my teacher fantastic, but there's nothing as appropriate as learning World History in an international environment."

Maya Nylund from USA and Sweden

Studied at EF Academy New York

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