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CurriculumsIB, American, and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 14 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 13 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: $54,900
to: $58,500
Address: 582 Columbus Avenue Thornwood New York 10594 United States

EF Academy New York is a boarding school.
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Number of students

650

Number of nationalities represented in the school

75

Most common nationality

Chinese

Ratio of local students to international students

1:100

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

13

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have a robust English as an Additional Language program to support non-native speakers as they learn academic English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Norwegian, Russian

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We currently use virtual classroom technologies including Google Classroom for teaching and learning. Incorporating both synchronous meetings and asynchronous video lectures, students are working on projects and completing assignments from a distance.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The amount of homework depends on the program chosen. Students taking the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) typically spend 2-3 hours per day on homework, while others taking US High School courses may need less time to complete assigments.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Our admissions process includes an application, an interview and an English assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

During the application process, EF will ask you to take an admissions test. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4), the preferred Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) and the TOEFL Junior test are all accepted. These tests assess your strengths and weaknesses and identify your learning preferences so that EF can offer you the appropriate support and instruction to ensure you maximize your potential at EF.

Taking the English test if you are not a native English speaker is required.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have a rolling admissions deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes. Students can start at the beginning of each new term - September, January, and April.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

Students enrolled in the IBDP or IB Certificate courses complete IB Examinations at the end of their senior year. Students also take the PSAT and SAT in preparation for university applications.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Students who practice a religion are allowed to do so, but the school has no religious affiliation. Students with specific religious needs (transportation to/from religious services, prayer spaces, etc.) are accommodated.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The IBDP Program allows gifted and talented students to challenge themselves in their daily studies. Extra support can be provided on a case-by-case basis.

School start time

8:25 AM

School finish time

3:45 PM

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. As a boarding school, the majority of our students live on campus and are supported by residential advisors.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer 8 varsity sports and over 65 clubs and extracurricular activities, including Robotics Club, Cooking Club, Drama Club, Philanthropy Club, Model United Nations, Student Council and more. Students who are interested in a club or hobby that isn't offered are welcome to create new clubs.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes. Because of our diverse student population, we cater to a wide variety of student dietary needs and restrictions.

Sports activities included

Physical Education and Health are a required part of the curriculum.

Sports facilities at the school

We have a fully-equipped gym with a basketball court and a fitness center with weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and more. We also have an outdoor tennis court, a soccer field, and a dance studio.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We offer year-round intramural sports in addition to the following competitive sports teams: Volleyball, soccer, cross country running, basketball, cheerleading, golf, track and field, and tennis.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

EF Academy New York is everything you would expect from a world-class boarding school – modern facilities, experienced teachers and internationally recognized academic programs. But what truly sets EF apart is its mission to provide you with a superior education that empowers you to excel.

Teaching approach of the school

EF Academy's academic philosophy is centered on allowing students to explore subjects and courses with the aim of helping them discover their passion. Encouraging them to pursue their personal interests is at the root of our university guidance as well.

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