EF Academy Pasadena

EF Academy Pasadena Photo #1 - EF Academy Pasadena is a private day and boarding high school, welcoming students from over 30 nationalities. Students become global changemakers by learning about design thinking and participating in EF Academy's signature Innovation and Impact Program.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #1 - EF Academy Pasadena is a private day and boarding high school, welcoming students from over 30 nationalities. Students become global changemakers by learning about design thinking and participating in EF Academy's signature Innovation and Impact Program.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #2 - Artistic students will find ample resources to bring their art to the next level in our art rooms, which are stocked with supplies for creating outstanding projects. Students can choose from classes such as 2D Art, 3D Art, Drawing and Painting, and AP Art and Design.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #3 - At our Pasadena campus, students can enjoy a warm and sunny learning environment while studying their favorite subjects. Students can pursue their passions inside and outside of the classroom. Campus is surrounded by beautiful palm trees and near many famous landmarks, such as the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and more!
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #4 - Residential students stay in one of our four purpose-built dormitories. This community has both single and shared rooms for up to three students, and students live alongside their House Parents to ensure safety and independence at the same time.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #5 - Just outside Los Angeles, Pasadena is a prime location to gain an immersive education, with the nearby mountains, city and beach all accessible in under 45 minutes. Students can explore what makes Southern California such a great place to study!
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #6 - Built on two floors and with a large terrace, the dining hall serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Students have a variety of options to choose from including a hot meal option, salad and deli bar, and a daily soup. Cena dining hall includes allergy friendly options as well!
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #7 - Our academic buildings, Blackwell Hall and Strong Hall houses a full assortment of classrooms, from STEM and Biology to History and Journalism and Podcasting. Students can lean into their academic interests through our multitude of course offerings.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #8 - Our athletics and performing arts center host intramural and varsity sports competitions, concerts, theatrical performances, art displays and more! Robinson center also hosts our fitness center, art classrooms, and soundproof music rooms.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #9 - This spacious, sunny and purpose-built campus is the perfect environment for students to learn and grow. Students can put real life learning into action and use outdoor campus spaces to calculate a trick shot or conduct a science experiment.
EF Academy Pasadena Photo #10 - Our beautiful campus in sunny California includes brand new residences and state-of-the-art classrooms to help students reach their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally. Our light and bright spaces allow students room to collaborate and engage with their peers.
Located in the heart of Southern California, our new Pasadena campus is set in a peaceful community with a diverse landscape and stimulating learning environment.
Featuring modern amenities and all the tools, equipment and space you will need to let your education and imagination soar, the 16-acre campus offers plenty of green space for academic exchange and learning and is within reach to make the most of opportunities throughout Los Angeles County.
Earn an internationally recognized degree, get personalized course planning and university preparation and engage in more than 120 learning enrichment and club activities per year.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 175 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $69,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

EF Academy Pasadena ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
175 students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US Government & Politics
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition listed is for 7-day boarding. 5-day boarding tuition is $66,500 and day tuition is $42,000.
Admissions Director
Bobbie Jo Dobbs
Admissions Associate
Donna Rosenberg


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Coding Club, Community Service Clubs, Cooking Club, Culture Club, Drama Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Language Clubs, Math Club, Model United Nations Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Physics Club, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook Club, Yoga Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Music Club

School Notes

Vibrant, new campus
  • Our purpose-built campus will offer safety and security with newly constructed, spacious classrooms and labs, amazing natural surroundings and on-campus sports facilities. Theater students will step into the spotlight in our beautiful auditorium. The STEM center will be stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and welcoming art studios not only enrich classes but feature gallery space for exhibitions. The Student Union building will host the main dining hall with indoor/outdoor seating and a convenience store. Complete the school day with a bit of physical activity in the gym, pool, dance studio or basketball courts.

Experiential, global learning
  • At our private international high school in Pasadena, our academic philosophy is rooted in holistic learning. Here students will engage with a variety of subjects and courses that aim to help them find and pursue their passions while preparing for university. We offer the widely-recognized US High School Diploma program from Grades 9-12, featuring our Global Leadership Program and hands-on learning.

Feel at home
  • In the on-campus residences you will live in a modern space with stylish interior design that sparks creativity and fosters a feeling of togetherness. The residences will be secure and monitored 24/7 by security and live-in Resident Advisors. To build on the internationalism that defines our school, students will enjoy living with roommates from different countries around the world.

California, up close
  • Our Activities Coordinator will organize a series of clubs, activities, and sports that will develop students` skills and inspire them to explore their interests. Start an after-school club on-campus, join a varsity sports team, volunteer in the local community or explore more of Southern California where you can learn to surf at the Santa Monica beach, hike Runyon Canyon, visit the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and stargaze in Hollywood.

Explore the US university scene
  • California host to some of US's most respected universities, whether that's California Institute of Technology, Pepperdine University, the University of California system and more. Our school in Pasadena is an ideal setting in which to prepare for university enrollment in California State, on the West Coast of the US and internationally. During the school year, representatives from 150 universities visit our campus to speak with our students.

EF Academy Pasadena accreditations:
  • California State Education Department, National Association of Independent Schools, California State Association of Independent Schools
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does EF Academy Pasadena cost?
EF Academy Pasadena's tuition is approximately $69,500 for private students.
What sports does EF Academy Pasadena offer?
EF Academy Pasadena offers 5 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for EF Academy Pasadena?
The application deadline for EF Academy Pasadena is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

Our West coast campus is located in beautiful Pasadena, 40 minutes North of LA, and just an hour away from Santa Monica Beach. Pasadena is a delightful city and a safe place for young students to move around in. The campus has all the facilities a young student would need; innovative classrooms, open spaces, modern labs, a new gym, as well as a pool (so the students really can enjoy the Californian weather). The campus is top modern, and I am excited to accept new students to this Campus.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 175 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $69,500
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Pasadena, CA is $21,294 for elementary schools and $36,036 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pasadena, CA is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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