EF Academy Torbay

5.00 5 1 (8 reviews)
EF House, Castle Road
Torquay 13, United Kingdom
At EF Academy Torbay, our campus extends beyond the classrooms into the quaint town in which the school is nestled.
The community - made up of students, school staff and locals - has often been described as a family, and you will feel very much at home in this nurturing learning environment.

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  • Class of 2020
    5 Stars  
    Gap Year
    My school was international. This didn’t certainly make it unique, however relative to other boarding school who say the same EF was truly a community of respect and love for everyone no matter their race. . .

  • Class of 2018
    5 Stars  
    CASS Business School
    What makes this school unique is that staffs and students are so friendly that make you feel welcome which is hard to find eleswhere. . .

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
EF Academy Torbay
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 9-12
School TypeCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denom. / Christian
Year Founded2005
Campus Size3 acres

Student Body

Enrollment300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
Average Class Size13 students
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
Number of IB Courses Offered33
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes


Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNo
Director of AdmissionsYagmur Yaraman
Lauren Blankstein
Associate Director of AdmissionsDanielle Schwartz

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

Total Advanced Courses Offeredn/a
CoursesIB Biology SL/HL, IB Chemistry SL/HL, IB Core: CAS, EE & TOK, IB Economics SL/HL, IB English A: Language and Literature SL/HL, IB English B SL/HL, IB Environmental Systems and Societies SL, IB Film SL/HL, IB German A: Literature SL/HL, IB German ab Initio SL, IB Global Politics SL/HL, IB Information and Technology in a Global Society SL/HL, IB Mathematical Studies SL, IB Mathematics SL/HL, IB Native Language A: Literature SL, IB Physics SL/HL, IB Psychology SL/HL, IB Spanish A: Literature SL/HL, IB Spanish ab Initio SL, IB Visual Arts SL/HL


# Interscholastic Sports Offered3 Interscholastic Sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Swimming


Total Extracurricular Organizations29 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Asian Cooking & Culture Club, Debate & Public Speaking, Game Night, Languages Club, Math Club, MOCA: Men of Color Alliance, Model UN, Robotics, SALSA: Spanish & Latin American Students Association, Science Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Dance with Torbay Dance School, Drama Club, Drumming Club, Impact Magazine, Performing Arts & Drama, Photography Club, Piano Club, Quaker Student Association, Singing

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Archery Club, Badminton Club, Basketball, Sailing, Soccer, Student Congress, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga

College Matriculation

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

School Notes

    Life on England's south coast
  • Torbay's coffee shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants are just a stroll away from campus. Here, you will experience how students and locals weave together to create a tight-knit, welcoming community. On weekends, students often enjoy exploring nearby Babbacombe Beach, the harbor or going horseback riding. You will also have opportunities to go on teacher-led trips to Exeter and London.
The town as your campus
  • Student life at EF Academy Torbay is varied, exciting and stimulating. We have built strong links with local businesses in the community that open their doors to our students. As an EF Academy student, you have free access to the local rock climbing and cycling centers, the gym and swimming pool, and you can receive discounts at some cafes and restaurants, just by showing your school identification. School staff also organize themed Enrichment Weeks that are designed to develop students' academic understanding through co-curricular activities and cultural trips. Each enrichment Week focuses on a subject area final year take part in "higher education days," which include visiting universities to learn more about the application process and what to expect at university. 
Explore the UK university scene
  • If your interest is to continue on with university studies in the United Kingdom, our academic staff can prepare you for the exams you need and they will also take you on campus tours of the universities in the area. The UK's efficient train system allows for easy university visits to Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, as well as to London, Oxford and Cambridge.
All-around inspiration
  • Our on-campus facilities have been designed to inspire you. The art studio has large windows that face the sea - perfect for landscape study. The purpose-build physics, biology and chemistry labs are ideal for conducting experiments and research in class and with study groups. EF Academy Torbay is located on top of a hill and its most prominent feature is its modern-day castle where several classrooms are housed. From its outdoor terrace, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the town of Torquay and the sea below. Our residences provide a comfortable place you can call home. Here you can also take part in friendly house competitions and social events such as dinner and movie nights.

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