School Data


Gender Mixed
Age 14 - 19
Type Boarding
Size 800 students
Bursaries Available
Headteacher: George Stewart

Contact Details

EF Academy New York

582 Columbus Ave, Thornwood, New York, USA

EF Academy New York

582 Columbus Ave, Thornwood, New York, USA

EF Academy International Boarding Schools opens a world of opportunities for high school students by providing them with a superior secondary school education, thorough university preparation and access to a future that knows no borders.

EF Academy New York offers students a vast variety of academic activities to take part in and plenty of space for them to pursue their passions. Experience an American high school education in an international setting that will inspire, transform and empower you.

Welcome to EF Academy where we believe in every student’s ability to succeed and empower them to do so through our renowned curricula, as well as quality relationships with teachers and mentors. With a student body made up of 75 nationalities, multilingualism and intercultural exchange are built into every course.With over 50+ years of university admissions advising experience, we provide personal guidance and support along the journey to university. Whatever your aspirations, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals and realize your dreams.

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Easy access to nature and the city

EF Academy New York is tucked in the quiet suburban town of Thornwood and it is characterized by the many pathways, trails and woodland that surround its academic and residence buildings. Just down the hill from the school is Rose Hill Shopping Center, a small plaza with restaurants and shops. New York City and the famous island of Manhattan are less than an half hour away. Here you will have plenty of opportunities to make America’s most cultural city your classroom- class trips to museums, plays and Wall Street promote experienced-based learning, which will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the subject material you are studying.

Lights, labs, studios & trails

A four-year high school experience at EF Academy New York includes, IGCSE, US high school diploma and IB classes where you will engage in lessons and interact with your classmates in inspiring, spacious classrooms. Theater students step into the spotlight in our beautiful auditorium where full-length plays are staged annually. Science labs equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and welcoming art studios not only enrich your classes, they also host science and art clubs after school and are available for you to use for independent study. Complete your school day with a bit of physical activity in our fully-equipped gym, dance studio or basketball courts, or get some fresh air by going on a walk, run or bike ride around eight kilometers of off-road trails on campus using one of the school’s own mountain bikes.

Vibrant student life

At EF Academy New York, you will have over 40 clubs and seven varsity sports to choose from, plus opportunities to create your own. There will always be something taking place on campus, but some activities will take you beyond our school for an exciting adventure. Activities take place after school and on the weekends and range from organized trips to Manhattan and academic competitions, to basketball league championships and Model UN conferences.

Explore the US university scene

The New York Area is host to dozens of America`s most respected universities, whether that’s NYU in famed Greenwich Village or Ivy League Columbia University. Many students take pre-college courses at these universities during the school year. Our school in Thornwood is an ideal setting in which to prepare for university enrollment in New York State, Philadelphia, Boston or anywhere else on the East Coast of the US and beyond. During the school year, representatives from 150 universities visit our campus to speak with our students.

EF Academy New York accreditations:

International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International, New York State

School Data


Gender Mixed
Age 14 - 19
Type Boarding,
Size 800 students
Bursaries Available
Headteacher: George Stewart

Contact Details

EF Academy New York

582 Columbus Ave, Thornwood, New York, USA

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