boarding schools abroad

Transform your high school education at an international boarding school abroad

EF Academy
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

World-class academics

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.

  • 2-year program

  • 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.

  • 2-year program

  • 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

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
at EF Academy

FAQ – Boarding school

Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international boarding schools abroad.