Opening the world through education
EF Academy International Boarding Schools opens a world of opportunities for students by providing them with a transformational, international education abroad, thorough preparation for university and a future that knows no borders.
50+ years of immersive, intercultural learning
When Bertil Hult founded EF in 1965, he believed that immersive experiences are essential to the deepest learning. Today, as part of EF, experiential learning sits at the heart of our modern EF Academy education. Since day one, we've provided students from around the world with the opportunity to grow into confident, resilient, life-long learners ready for a global future.
We believe that living and learning in an international community helps make the world a better place. Through individual and collective learning, we empower young people from all nationalities and backgrounds to realize their full potential, become open-minded individuals and make a positive impact in their communities and in the world.
Our international school education is fuelled by creativity, innovation and choice. Our campuses are strategically set in New York, Pasadena and the academic heart of the UK because they offer boundless learning and professional opportunities for our students to explore. As part of EF, we maintain an integrated global support system for our families with 24 local offices around the world.
Our people are what make our community so special. In fact, we've come to think that "EF" also stands for "extended family". We are passionate, interculturally trained educators with vast international experience who speak 20 languages between us. We are our students' 360 support away from home, a responsibility that we hold to the highest level.
The transformational high school experience at EF Academy
Live on campus with friends from 75+ countries
An inclusive, vibrant community where diversity is our common ground. Discover new perspectives, develop essential life skills and grow into a self-reliant, independent person in the safety of a protected campus environment.
Learn in a modern, experiential way
Excel personally and academically in an international high school that bridges theory with practice and combines class instruction with abundant enrichment activities.
Our program offerings make it possible for students to learn in the way that works best for them, and our faculty provide ample opportunities to solidify what is learned in class with on-hands, co-curricular activities. This encourages students to make meaningful connections between and beyond their classes, and to let their individual curiosity guide their academic discovery.
Get personalized support every step of the way
Our small class sizes, unique guidance system of dedicated one-to-one advisors and local admissions offices in 24 countries ensure families are always supported on campus and at home.
Whether you have clear aspirations or need guidance to define your goals, our devoted community of staff and faculty are here to make sure you stay on track with your program, enjoy your courses and grow into a confident, independent learner. Everyone at EF Academy is dedicated to your success.
Graduate ready to succeed at universities worldwide
Stand out with an internationally recognized diploma and thorough personalized university preparation from seasoned advisors with over 50 years of combined experience.
One global community –
A world of opportunity
Join over 4,500 alumni who have graduated from EF Academy and gone on to achieve university and career success. Reunions, exclusive events and lifelong guidance – belonging to a global network provides invaluable opportunities.
A global school with local reach
Benefit from local support wherever you are. Our offices around the world provide new and existing families with a point of contact at home.
Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our international high schools.