EF Academy New York

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: 9144956028
582 Columbus Avenue
Thornwood, NY 10594
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EF Academy New York Photo #1 - EF Academy New York hosts over 700 students from over 60 different countries including the United States.
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EF Academy New York Photo #1 - EF Academy New York hosts over 700 students from over 60 different countries including the United States.
EF Academy New York Photo #2 - South Hall is our brand new dorm for our 9th and 10th graders. It opened September 2016 and features spacious triple rooms, social lounges and a kitchen.
EF Academy New York Photo #3 - South Hall dormitory (for students in grades 9 and 10)
EF Academy New York Photo #4 - There are many spaces to lounge and socialize around campus. We have plenty of natural light and comfy chairs.
EF Academy New York Photo #5 - Twin room (upgrade available for students in grades 11 and 12) Room also available as a single.
EF Academy New York Photo #6 - Our small class sizes allow for personal attention. The average class size is 17 students
EF Academy New York Photo #7 - Our state-of-the-art science labs engage students in the STEM fields along with STEM clubs that include computer coding, 3D design and print club, Engineering club, web and app design club, electronics club and archaeology club. Our strongest science students apply to the Columbia University Science Honors Program which they participate in on Saturdays.
EF Academy New York Photo #8 - Our theater is home not only to our dramatic and musical productions, but also serves as the venue for important events on campus such as Lunar New Year and assemblies featuring a Holocaust survivor, an Olympic Gold Medalist and a University a cappella group
EF Academy New York Photo #9 - The EF Academy Storm boasts several interscholastic sports teams including: Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field, Cheerleading
EF Academy New York Photo #10 - Students at EF Academy are welcoming and open. With so much diversity here, everyone fits in!
  • Surrounded by 100 acres of landscaped grounds, 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 and American high school education in an international setting that will inspire, transform and empower you.

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  • EF academy
    School formed "pathway manager" group particularly to deal with international student's everyday concerns. This gave me so much help because I was so not used to western life but my pathway manager was exceptionally patient. . .
  • EF Academy
    The proportion of international students in our school. Only a few are native Americans, the rest of us are all come from different countries all around the world which can make me meet new friends. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
EF Academy New YorkBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-127-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded20071909
Campus Size100 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment800 students300 students
% Students of Color
40%
20%
% International Students
94%
20%
% Students Boarding
98%
69%
Average SAT Score1200* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size17 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
Number of IB Courses Offered60-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
90%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program Cost$5,900
(Summer program at EF Academy is specifically for international students who need prep on either SAT, ACT, TOEFL or pre-IB)
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$44,250
(upgrades to twin and single rooms also available)
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,250
(Day students welcome to join weekend activities)
$30,250
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsJason M. Kirschner
Lauren Blankstein
Associate Director of AdmissionsDanielle Schwartz

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offeredn/a17
CoursesIB Biology SL/HL, IB Business and Management SL/HL, IB Chemistry SL/HL, IB Chinese A Literature SL/HL, IB Computer Science SL, IB Core: CAS, EE & TOK, IB Economics SL/HL, IB English A: Language and Literature SL/HL, IB English A: Literature SL/HL, IB English B SL/HL, IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL, IB French ab Initio SL, IB French B SL/HL, IB Further Mathematics HL, IB Geography SL, IB German A: Literature SL/HL, IB German ab Initio SL, IB History SL/HL, IB Korean A: Literature SL/HL, IB Mandarin ab Initio SL, IB Mathematical Studies SL, IB Mathematics SL/HL, IB Music SL/HL, IB Norwegian A: Literature SL/HL, IB Physics SL/HL, IB Portuguese A: Literature SL/HL, IB Psychology SL, IB Russian A: Literature SL/HL, IB Self-taught A Literature SL, IB Spanish A: Literature SL/HL, IB Spanish ab Initio SL, IB Spanish B SL/HL, IB Sports, Health & Exercise SL, IB Thai A: Literature SL/HL, IB Theatre SL/HL, IB Vietnamese A: Literature SL/HL, IB Visual Arts SL/HL

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered815
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations4024
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
3D Design and Print, Archaeology Club, Art Club, Art Portfolio Prep Club, Chess Club, Coding Club, Comedy Improv Club, Community Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Culture and Language Exchange, Drama Club, Electronics Club, Film Lovers Club, Gardening Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Glee Club, Healthy Living Club, Literary Magazine, Lunar New Year Club, Math Club, Mind and Body Club, Model United Nations, National Honors Society, Orchestra/Music Ensembles, Outdoor Leadership Club, Photography Club, Physics Club, Psychology Tutoring and Peer Tutoring Club, Puzzle Game Club, Rockband, Soap Club, Social Media Club, STEAM (Engineering) Club, Stock Market Club, Student Council, Watercoloring, Web and App Design, Yoga Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Equestrian Club, Girls Workout Clu

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

    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.  
  • School accreditations: International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International, New York State
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