EF Academy of New York

582 Columbus Avenue,
Thornwood, NY 10594
Tel: (914) 597-7241
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 580 students
EF Academy International Boarding School is a private college prep school for grades 9-12.  Located on our pristine 100-acre campus in Thornwood, New York (new campus opening Fall 2014), our school is home to over 580 students from 75 different countries around the world--all under one hour from New York City.  As an official IB World School, EF Academy is accredited to grant not only the NY State Diploma, but also the world-renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma, providing our students with an opportunity to experience a rigorous and progressive academic track in addition to a unique student life and an impressive array of clubs.
Among friends and faculty from the US and around the world, EF Academy International Boarding School aims to prepare students not only for future educational success, but also to create true global citizens through 21st century learning and unparalleled intercultural immersion.
EF Academy also offers an unprecedented global campus rotation option among its three international locations: Thornwood, New York; Oxford, England; and Torquay, England.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Open House - Sun., October 26, 2014 - get more information!
  • GRAND OPENING: EF Academy NEW New York Campus - 07/31/2014 - EF Academy is proud to announce the opening of its beautiful new campus in Thornwood, NY, just 15 minutes from its current campus in Tarrytown.  The former 100-acre IBM complex in central Westchester County--under an hour from Manhattan--has been ...more

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
EF Academy of New Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 2004 1908
Campus Size 100 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 580 students 300 students
% Students of Color 40% 18%
% International Students 98% 20%
% Students Boarding 99% 67%
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics 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 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:11 1:7
Number of IB Courses Offered 30 -
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 90% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Twin room accomodation is an additional charge.)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Day students welcome to join weekend activities)
Tuition international students $38,700 $44,500
Tuition 5 day boarding $38,700 $36,800
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline Aug. 30 / Jan. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of Admissions Jason M. Kirschner  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 7 14
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations 53 24
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Blogging Club, Business Club, Business Peer Tutor, Chess Club, Choir, Computers Club, Cooking Club, Creative Writing, Cross Country, Cultural Exchange Club, Cycling Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Ethics Club, Film Critics, Film Making, Garage Band, Global Issues , Hiking Club, Hult Global Case Challenge, Ice Hockey Club, Insanity, Intramural Volleyball,

College Matriculation

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

School Notes:

  • 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 The Stony Brook School (35.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Stony BrookThe Stony Brook School
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony BrookNY11790
    631-751-1800 x1
    35.9 mi | 332 students | Gr. 7-12
  • South KentSouth Kent School
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT06785
    860-927-3539 ext.201
    42.1 mi | 180 students | Gr. 9-12
  • WashingtonThe Gunnery
    99 Green Hill Road
    43 mi | 288 students | Gr. 9-12
  • LakevilleThe Hotchkiss School
    11 Interlaken Road
    (860) 435-3102
    60 mi | 594 students | Gr. 9-12
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