EF Academy Oxford

Pullens Lane Headington
Oxford, OX30DA, United Kingdom
With its historic university and diverse student population, Oxford is known as the academic heart of Britain.
At EF Academy Oxford, you will combine contemporary learning with Britain's academic traditions for the ultimate pre-university experience that will position you for a bright future.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 11-12
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,049
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,856
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

EF Academy Oxford ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 287 schools) for:

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
EF Academy Oxford
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered
11-12
School Type
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
2005
Campus Size
5 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
188 students
% Students of Color
40%
% International Students
90%
% Students Boarding
90%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
13 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
Number of IB Courses Offered
39
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
90%
Summer Program Offered
No

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$62,049
(5-day boarding: 46,500 GBP (Tuition is based on GBP pricing: 7-day boarding: 49,500 GBP; day students: 31,000 GBP) )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$38,856
% Students on Financial Aid
25%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$15,000
(Need-based financial aid. Scholarships available)
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
85%
Director of Admissions
Lauren Blankstein

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
n/a
Courses
IB Biology SL/HL, IB Business and Management SL/HL, IB Chemistry SL/HL, IB Core: CAS, EE & TOK, IB Economics SL/HL, IB English B SL/HL, IB English Literature SL/HL, IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL, IB French A Literature SL/HL, IB French ab Initio SL, IB French B SL/HL, IB German A Literature SL, IB History SL/HL, IB Italian A Literature SL/HL, IB Mathematical Studies SL, IB Mathematics SL/HL, IB Norwegian A Literature SL, IB Philosophy SL/HL, IB Physics SL/HL, IB Self-Taught Literature SL, IB Spanish A Literature SL/HL, IB Spanish ab Initio SL, IB Spanish B SL/HL, IB Theater SL/HL

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
7

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
27
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
3D Printing and Lego Technic Club, AGOGE, Art Club, Biology Club, Chess Club, Dissection Club, Drama Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Engineering Club, Handball, History Club, Hult Global Business Challenge, Law Club, Maths Challenge, Model UN, Physics Club, Salsa, Science Ethics, University Challenge, Yearbook, Zumba

Arts and Music Programs:
Art for Change Club, Dance, Theater Workshop

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Aerobics, Running Club, Yoga

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

    Prepare to excel 
  • Our school encourages you to study, work and flourish in a friendly, mature and supportive atmosphere. The student body is made up of mature, open-minded students who are in their last two years of secondary school and well on their way to university acceptance. Those who succeed here have a love of culture and ideas and a willingness to engage in global issues. They are also incredibly committed to their studies and determined to make the most of the many exciting intellectual and experiential opportunities available to them in Oxford. 
The academic heart of Britain
  • EF Academy Oxford is a five-minute bike ride from central Oxford. The small and vibrant city has beautiful buildings and a large, diverse academic community dominated by the famous university. Beyond the campus, you will find shops, restaurants, cafes and cinemas, which offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of your host country. London is one hour away from the school and is easily accessible.
Ideal for university prep in the UK
  • At EF Academy Oxford, you will begin developing the skills needed to succeed at university from day one. Our students regularly attend lectures in a variety of subjects given by professors from the University of Oxford, and EF Academy teachers with links to the university have arranged visits to its math department and science laboratories. We actively develop this link by inviting postgraduate students to run sessions for our gifted and talented students. To ensure they are ready for independent research at university level, all students have full access to Oxford Brookes University Library, located next to our campus. 
Integrated student life
  • Throughout the term, our students have the opportunity to visit he museums, theaters and galleries in Oxford, as well as Begbroke Science Park, the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and the mini BMW works in Cowley. With London being so close, students regularly visit the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the British Museum. Opportunities for academic enrichment via plays, lectures or workshops at the University of Oxford and University College London, Ted talks, and visits to a range of universities and exhibitions are organized on a weekly basis and students are encourage to attend these events daily. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does EF Academy Oxford cost?
EF Academy Oxford's tuition is approximately $62,049 for boarding students and $38,856 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of EF Academy Oxford?
The acceptance rate of EF Academy Oxford is 85%, which is higher than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does EF Academy Oxford offer?
EF Academy Oxford offers 7 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Dance, Soccer, Squash and Swimming.
What is EF Academy Oxford's ranking?
EF Academy Oxford ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High percentage of international students and High percent faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for EF Academy Oxford?
The application deadline for EF Academy Oxford is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
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Class of 2013
5.00
UCT
One thing that stood out for me was the fact that we were all from different parts of the world. It was like all four corners of the Earth assembled at my school. The school. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
Still an IB student at school.
I would say that the uniqueness of Oxford EF Academy is in its location because it is really not far away from the City Centre (20 min walk or 5-10 mins by bus), its also. . .

Class of 2016
5.00
University of Westminster
EF Academy is the only international boarding school which has many cultural diversities with students from 72 different countries that has given the student a lot of opportunities not only studying in the UK either. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 11-12
  • Enrollment: 188 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $62,049
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $38,856
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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