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EF Academy New York

EF Academy New York

582 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood, NY 10594, USA

+1 914 495 6056



EF Academy New York
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Status Private
Head of School Dr. Vladimir D. Kuskovski
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 14-19 years
Number of pupils 500
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Gabriela Deambrosio
Associations IB

EF Academy International Boarding Schools prepares students for a global future with an exceptional high school education in the US or UK. At EF Academy, we believe in every student’s ability to succeed. We empower them to do so through our renowned curricula, as well as quality one-on-one relationships with teachers and mentors alike. Our students, representing 75 nationalities, live the IB ethos of intercultural understanding and respect every single day and benefit from learning in a diverse environment that emphasizes multilingualism and cultural exchange.

The School

Our IB World School is located approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan. EF Academy's secure campus offers 100 acres of landscaped grounds, running trails and playing fields in the quiet suburban town of Thornwood. Our facilities include a premier STEM center, spacious classrooms, a fully-equipped gym and renovated sports facilities, comfortable on-campus residences and a Health Center.


Instruction and guidance at EF Academy New York is highly personal. Students follow the US High School Diploma from Grade 9, which prepares them for the opportunity to enroll in the full IB Diploma Programme and take individual IB Courses in Grade 11. All students who successfully complete the IB Diploma at EF Academy New York are also awarded a nationally recognized New York State High School Diploma.

Support and Guidance

Each student at EF Academy New York is assigned a Pathway Manager who helps them select the right courses, monitors their academic progress and supports their social and emotional wellbeing. In addition to receiving one-on-one support from teachers, students also work together with university advisors who help them research and apply to the universities that best suit their goals and interests.

University Placements

EF Academy New York graduates have been accepted to universities such as Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Oxford, schools in the University of California network and other international universities ranked highly for fields including business, medicine and engineering among others. Some of our artistically talented students have been accepted to Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons School of Design.

Student Life

With over 120 co-curricular clubs and activities on offer, students are provided with a wealth of special-interest clubs, varsity sports and community service opportunities to complete their Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) program. Our school's activities coordinators also arrange teacher-led excursions so students can extend their learning beyond the classroom and take advantage of the impressive museums, historical sights and other advantages that being a student in New York has to offer.