Experience a modern education in a diverse community at our high school in New York. In addition to the US High School Diploma, we offer the globally recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma in an immersive and intercultural learning environment that develops the whole student.


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Two world-class high school programs to choose from

While studying for the US High School Diploma, you also have the opportunity to take International Baccalaureate (IB) classes, or even switch to the IB Diploma Program, starting in Grade 11. Our University and Academic Advisors help each student choose the program that's right for them.

US High School Diploma

Grades 9-12 / ages 14-19

Satisfy high school credits to go to any US university

Flexible course options across a breadth of subjects

Built-in guidance and collaborative learning

International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma

Grades 11-12 / ages 16-19

Ideal preparation for international universities

Focuses on studying subjects in global contexts

Opportunities for research and independent learning

We support you all the way

Teachers and University and Academic Advisors help you build a path to success

Academic support

We help you with:

  • Class selection

  • One-on-one tutoring

  • On-campus learning opportunities

Social and emotional support

We help you with:

  • Cultural acclimatization

  • Academic guidance

  • Parent point of contact

University advising

We help you with:

  • University selection

  • Application support

  • Interview preparation

Digital equity

By ensuring that all students have access to first-rate digital resources, we encourage them to obtain the tools to excel and thrive academically, while simultaneously creating an innovative, connected and technologically advanced learning environment that prepares students for success in an ever-changing world.

We help you with:

  • Making the purchase of your new laptop as smooth and easy as possible

  • Providing information on available digital resources

  • Assisting you when personalized support is needed

Academic Faculty

Our dedicated teachers specialize in teaching students from all different backgrounds.

University and Academic Advisors

Every student at EF Academy is assigned a one-to-one guidance counselor, called a Pathway Manager. They are your go-to person for anything related to your international high school experience, monitor your academic progress and wellbeing and provide personalized support when needed.

Graduate ready to succeed at university

Our combination of a strong high school program with a "learning by doing" approach, personalized support and university advising consistently places EF Academy New York graduates at some of the best universities in the world.

University preparation

Thorough university preparation is a fundamental part of our mission, and it starts as soon as you enroll at EF Academy New York. As a high school with a global community, we support students applying to universities worldwide and help each one prepare stellar applications that stand out to top universities.

Our experienced University and Academic Advisors organize over 150 university events annually – including campus visits and workshops – and help students craft a personalized university action plan that sets them on the path to success.

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Top University Placements

  • Boston University

    Brown University

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Columbia University

    Cornell University

    Georgetown University

    Harvard University

    Johns Hopkins University

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    New York University

    Parsons School of Design

    University of California, Berkeley

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Southern California

    University of Virginia

    Yale University

  • Durham University

    Imperial College London

    King's College London

    London School of Economics

    University College London

    University of Bristol

    University of Cambridge

    University of Edinburgh

    University of Exeter

    University of Glasgow

    University of Leeds

    University of Loughborough

    University of Manchester

    University of Oxford

    University of St. Andrews

    University of Warwick

  • American University of Paris

    Bocconi University

    Delft University of Technology

    IE University

    Les Roches International School of Hotel Management

    Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

    McGill University

    Monash University

    The Australian National University

    University of Amsterdam

    University of Auckland

    University of British Columbia

    University of Hong Kong

    University of Melbourne

    University of Sydney

    University of Toronto

"My favorite thing about EF Academy is my History class - not only is my teacher fantastic, but there's nothing as appropriate as learning World History in an international environment."

Maya Nylund from the US

Studied at EF Academy New York

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