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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 Senior & Sixth Form
Status Private
Head of School Dr. Vladimir D. Kuskovski
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 14-17 years
Day fees per annum US$42,000
5-day Boarding US$59,500
7-day Boarding US$66,500
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Amy Park
Associations IB

EF Academy International Boarding Schools prepares students for a global future with an exceptional high school education in the US or UK. We empower every student to succeed through our renowned curriculum, quality one-to-one guidance and experiential learning opportunities. Our students, representing 60+ 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 97 acres of landscaped grounds, running trails and playing fields in the quiet suburban town of Thornwood. Our facilities include, 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 or 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 University and Academic Advisor (UAA) 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 work together with UAAs to 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 The Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design, New York University, Boston University, University of California - Los Angeles, Vanderbilt University 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.