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EF Academy International Boarding Schools, with campuses in New York in the U.S., and Torbay and Oxford in the UK, offers students from around the world a superior education abroad, thorough university preparation and access to a future that knows no borders.

High school students between the ages of 14 and 19 can choose from the internationally recognized IGCSE, IB and A-Level programs, and they receive support, guidance and instruction from highly qualified teachers and counselors. Guidance counselors not only offer academic support, but they also comfort and encourage students throughout their time with us and ensure their well-being. The leaders of our university guidance team have experience as admissions officers at top universities and they use this experience to help each individual student apply to the schools that suit them best. The expert university guidance offered at our schools is an important factor behind our students’ 100ceptance rate to university degree programs.

Our students live in secure student residences with lounge areas and quiet study rooms. House parents live alongside students in the dormitories and ensure that they are safe and cared for. At our schools in Torbay and Oxford, students can choose to live with a local host family that has been screened and vetted by EF Academy staff.

At our schools, students are free to pursue their passions and we strongly encourage them to complement their studies with co-curricular activities. We have more than 120 clubs and activities across our schools, this includes a variety of varsity sports, subject-specific clubs, academic competitions, leadership opportunities and cultural excursions.

As students explore ideas and perspectives in class and during activities with peers from 75 different countries, they become open-minded, confident global citizens equipped with the skills they need to achieve their goals and succeed at university, and beyond.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Persian at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Sociology at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Media / Film / TV Studies at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Information Technology at an English Independent School (Applied GCE A level Single Award)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

International Study Centre - school has a linked, international study centre for overseas students wishing to improve their English.

Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

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