EF Academy Torbay

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
EF House, Castle Road
Torquay 13, United Kingdom
Tel: 914-495-6028
  • Torbay is a beach resort area located on England`s Southwest coast, popular with British and international travelers alike.
  • The EF Academy campus is situated in a modern-day castle on a hill overlooking the resort city of Torquay.
  • In 2012, the campus opened a new state-of-the-art facilities with multimedia classrooms, technology center, interactive science labs, art studios, and student lounge and study areas.

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  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   7/19/2016
    We all are like a family and it makes our school unique, different from others. We are an international school, and we are here away from our families but coming to this school one can. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   7/19/2016
    Cardiff University
    Being an International Private Boarding School in the UK, EF Academy Torbay offers the opportunity to get into world renowned universities for students who have the willingness to study overseas. Guided and taught by experienced. . .

  • Class of 2015
    5 Stars   12/7/2015
    University of Westminster
    Hello, my name is Olga Kornilova, I am from St. Petersburg, Russia. I finished my A-level program at EF Torbay this June. Without doubts I can say - that was an absolutely right decision to. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
EF Academy Torbay
School Focus College Preparatory
Grades (Boarding) Grades 9-12
School Type Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denom. / Christian
Year Founded 2005

Student Body

Enrollment 200 students
% International Students

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Average Class Size 13 students
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:5
Number of AP Courses Offered n/a
Number of IB Courses Offered 28
ESL Courses Offered Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes


Endowment Size n/a
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Shared student dormitories, 2 meals daily)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Twin room in host family, 2 meals daily)
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes


Application Deadline Jan. 31 / Mar. 15 / rolling
Accepts Standardized Application No
Director of Admissions Jason M. Kirschner
Associate Director of Admissions Lauren Utnick

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 3 Interscholastic Sports
Sports Basketball, Sailing, Soccer


Total Extracurricular Organizations 18 Extracurriculars
Extracurriculars Basketball Club, Chess Club, Climbing Club, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Design Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Film Club, Fitness Club, French Club, Gardening Club, Guitar Club, Maths Challenge, Music Club, School Magazine, Soccer, Spanish Club, Ultimate Frisbee

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

  • 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.
  • Local Goes Global
  • Our students come from more than 75 countries, including the United Kingdom 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 on the beautiful English Rivera in Torquay, England.
  • 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.
  • LD types supported: Mild ADD/ADHD, Others case-by-case basis
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