EF Academy International School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (914)495-6028
  • Local Goes Global: Our students come from 80 countries, including the United States, while our faculty represents over 40 countries.
  • This unique atmosphere provides students with an advantageous experience, one that enhances their worldview in addition to their resume.
  • We emphasize areas of study such as languages, cross-cultural communication, sciences and business that are increasingly in demand in the global marketplace, and is conveniently located in the suburbs of New York City in Thornwood, New York. We also feature two UK campuses--Torbay and Oxford. Campus rotation year to year is available.
  • Safe, Peaceful, Scenic Campus: Our private and secure campus is located on the Thornwood, New York.
  • With modern architecture and facilities, including science labs, theater, interactive classrooms, study lounge, a fitness center, tennis courts, full boarding accommodations and more.
  • New York City, a center of culture and learning, is a 45-minute train ride away, and the train station is a 5-minutes taxi ride from campus.
  • IB Advantage: According to the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), students who participate in IB Programs are more than twice as likely to be accepted to the Top 50 universities in the United States.
  • With over 30 IB course offerings, EF Academy is proud to be an IB World School.
  • Students in EF Academy programs have earned places at top universities including Harvard, UPenn, Oxford, Cambridge, University of Michigan, Columbia, University of Southern California, Columbia, St. Andrew's, NYU, UCLA, Williams College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virigina, and UC Berkeley.
  • Worldwide Leader in Education: EF Academy is a division of EF Education First, a global leader in the field of international education.
  • Founded in 1965, EF Education First is the largest private educational organization in the world.
  • EF's Hult International Business School is ranked among the Financial Times' top 100 business schools.
  • EF is also well known for its study-abroad and language programs, and it has cared for and educated over one million young people in its near 50-year history.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded2008

Student Body

Total Students730 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeEF Academy International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses51 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesIB Biology HL/SL, IB Business HL/SL, IB Chemistry HL/SL, IB Chinese Ab Initio SL, IB Chinese HL, IB Computer Science SL, IB Economics HL/SL, IB English HL, IB English Lang and Lit HL, IB English Literature HL, IB Environmental Systems SL, IB French Ab Initio SL, IB French B HL, IB Geography SL, IB German Ab Initio SL, IB German HL, IB History HL/SL, IB Korean HL, IB Math HL, IB Math SL, IB Math Studies SL, IB Music SL/HL, IB Norwegian HL, IB Physics HL/SL, IB Portuguese HL, IB Russian HL, IB Spanish Ab Initio SL, IB Spanish B HL, IB Spanish HL, IB Thai HL, IB Theater Arts SL/HL, IB TOK/CAS/EE, IB Vietnamese HL, IB Visual Arts SL/HL,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No tank tops, ripped jeans, flip flips, hats, no references to drugs/tobacco/alcohol/violence, all items must be of an appropriate length.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$39,900
Admissions DirectorJason M. Kirschner
Admissions AssociateLauren E. Utnick

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Cycling, Dance, Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
CyclingDance,
GolfMountain Biking,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Choir, Creative Writing, Cycling Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Ethics Club, Film Making, Hult Global Case Challenge, Karate, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model United Nations, Music Club, Photography, Student Ambassadors, Various Culture Clubs

School Notes

  • Local Goes Global: Our students come from 80 countries, including the United States, while our faculty represents over 40 countries. This unique atmosphere provides students with an advantageous experience, one that enhances their worldview in addition to their resume. We emphasize areas of study such as languages, cross-cultural communication, sciences and business that are increasingly in demand in the global marketplace, and is conveniently located in the suburbs of New York City in Thornwood, New York.  We also feature two UK campuses--Torbay and Oxford.  Campus rotation year to year is available.
  • Safe, Peaceful, Scenic Campus: Our private and secure 98-acre campus is located in a former IBM research center in Thornwood, New York. With modern facilities, including science labs, theater, interactive classrooms, study lounge, a fitness center, tennis courts, full boarding accommodations and more. New York City, a center of culture and learning, is a 45-minute train ride away, and the train station is a 5-minutes taxi ride from campus.
  • IB Advantage: According to the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), students who participate in IB Programs are more than twice as likely to be accepted to the Top 50 universities in the United States. With over 30 IB course offerings, EF Academy is proud to be an IB World School. Students in EF Academy programs have earned places at top universities including Harvard, UPenn, Oxford, Cambridge, University of Michigan, Columbia, University of Southern California, Columbia, St. Andrew's, NYU, UCLA, Williams College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Virigina, and UC Berkeley.
  • Worldwide Leader in Education: EF Academy is a division of EF Education First, a global leader in the field of international education. Founded in 1965, EF Education First is the largest private educational organization in the world. EF`s Hult International Business School is ranked among the Financial Times` top 100 business schools. EF is also well known for its study-abroad and language programs, and it has cared for and educated over one million young people in its near 50-year history.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  8/2/2017
I spent a fruitful experience during my boarding school studies at EF Academy NY, I am extremely honored to have been exposed to a rich and fulfilling experience on both educational and personal levels. It was a move that proved very beneficial and well-rounded from all aspects. You have the choice of choosing to achieve the American school diploma you desire wether it being the International Baccalaureate (IB) or the New York State high school diploma (NYS), the IGCSE or Prep Program, speaking of earning diplomas, that means attending class, classes which are highly prestigious with, the curriculum is designed to meet your interests and needs, but just like anyone anywhere you may encounter challenges. This gives you the opportunity to learn being self-dependent, teachers will do so much to get you there!! speaking of interests what I loved most was the diversity I was surrounded by. Just imagine how much information was processed in a class with no less than 7 different nationalities, A school with over 76 different nationalities. Even out of class we would often negotiate global issues and establish solutions, or exchange cultural experiences, it allowed us to look at things from different perspectives!! EF ny is a school which I like referring to as my second home for a number of reasons; to name a few was the care from the house parents, the modern rooms and beautiful classrooms, the continuing development of technology throughout the school, the guidance through out the experience from your personal counsellors and highly experienced teachers. The modern facilities and wide areas enabled us a variety of co-curricular activities to participate in(important for college essays) and lastly the international dining with lots of different delicious options enabled me healthy eating habits that leads ultimately a clear mindset and a positive attitude towards learning. It is a school that has enabled me to enjoy the full experience of educational anddd personal developments!
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5  5/12/2016
The EF Academy International Boarding School is a well kept secret located on a beautiful modern campus in Thornwood, NY (Westchester County). It also has campuses around the world (our other EF favorite campus is in Oxford England) and once you gain admission into one you can exchange into the others for a more international boarding school experience. One of the few private schools in the United States where you can earn and International Baccalaureate (IB) and a High School Diploma. The school draws top students from over 75 countries (Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and Russia) and over 45 languages are spoken on campus. The spring break trips and summer opportunities to explore the world are tremendous. For example, there is an amazing spring break trip to Iceland for students to travel to Iceland for the Global Student Leaders Summit among other opportunities. The student teacher ratio is what you would expect from any private school and the teachers are well trained by some of the best schools in the world. Be warned that the classwork is extremely rigorous for it utilizes the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum as its standard, which is equivalent to college level work in the United States. An undisciplined student will NOT do well here due to the heavy courseload requirements. The teachers understand this and go beyond the call of duty and offer afterschool review sessions to help students stay on track. Dorm rooms are modern and offer twin and triple accommodations. The school works hard to match roommates of a similar disposition but entirely different culture. For example, a quiet American student would be matched with a quiet student from Asia, Russia or Europe, not another American. Overall, the administration is very responsive to student needs and any parental concerns. There is a parent portal to monitor a student's work progress daily and direct contact with the teachers as needed.
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