EF Academy

Butler Hall, 100 Marymount Avenue,
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Tel: (914) 597-7241
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 580 students
EF Academy is a private international boarding school for high school students.
Located in Tarrytown, New York, the school is home to over 580 students from 60 different countries around the world.
Set on the former campus of Marymount College in Westchester County, EF Academy is recognized as an IB World School.
Specializing in the International Baccalaureate Diploma, EF provides students with an opportunity to experience as boarding school college preparatory education within 40 minutes of New York City.
With over 90% diversity, EF International Academy aims to prepare students not only for future educational success, but as global citizens through knowledge and intercultural understanding.

EF Academy has three global campuses: Tarrytown, New York; Oxford, England; and Torquay, England.

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Definition of Terms 
2013 School Data
EF Academy Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational
Year Founded 2005 1907
Campus Size 25 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 580 students 300 students
% Students of Color 40% 18%
% International Students 90% 20%
% Students Boarding 92% 67%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Acadmics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No tank tops, no flip flops, no ripped jeans, no hats, no references to drugs/tobacco/alcohol/violence, all clothing must be of appropriate length.)
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:15 1:7
Number of IB Courses Offered 36 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 90% 65%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Twin room accomodation is an additional charge.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$35,000 $26,300
Tuition international students $40,000 $44,222
Tuition 5 day boarding $40,000 $36,870
% Students on Financial Aid n/a 35%
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 60% 57%
Director of Admissions Jason M. Kirschner  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 12 13
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Golf, Ice Hockey, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 22 24
ExtracurricularsArt 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, Prefects, Student Ambassador, Student Council, Various Culture Clubs, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • Local Goes Global:
    Our students come from more than 60 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 world history that are increasingly in demand in the global marketplace, and is conveniently located in the suburbs of New York City in Tarrytown, New York.

    Safe, Peaceful, Scenic Campus:
    Our private and secure campus is located on the banks of the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York. With historic architecture and modern facilities, including science labs, theaters, interactive classrooms, a library, a fitness center, an indoor competition swimming pool, tennis courts, full boarding accommodations and more. Our campus serves as a comfortable and productive home away from home for our students. New York City, a center of culture and learning, is a 40-minute train ride away, and the train station is walking distance 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 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 thousands of young people in during is near 50-year history.

    IB Learner Profile

    Virtual Tour of the EF Academy Campus

  • School accreditations: IB World school, The University of the State of New York Education Department: Certificate of High School Registration, GIBS, ACCET, AAIEP, University of Cambridge International Testing Centre

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is South Kent School (45.9 miles away)
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