EF Academy high school in Oxford

Our international boarding school in the academic heart of the UK

Private international
boarding school

Ages 16 - 19

Grades 11 - 12

IB Diploma


60+ nationalities


188 students


student to staff ratio

News from our high school in Oxford

Our approach to education

The academic philosophy at our international boarding school in Oxford is rooted in experiential, immersive and intercultural learning.


Our internationally recognized academic programs prepare students to succeed at university and in their careers anywhere in the world. Studying at EF Academy Oxford is dynamic because of the international aspect that is built into every part of the boarding school experience.

Our well-rounded support network for students exists to help you achieve your academic and personal goals. From dedicated teachers, personal Pathway Managers and University Advisors, extra support is built into our international boarding school and available to you as part of both of the academic programs we offer:

  • International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma

  • A-Levels

Co-curricular activities

Whether you enroll in the IB Diploma or A-Level program, participation in clubs is strongly encouraged, but which clubs you get involved in is up to you. Our Activities Coordinators offer students ample opportunities to learn and grow outside of class.

From sports such as tennis and swimming, creative activities like art and drama or academic clubs like Physics Olympiad, there's an activity for every student here. Weekly clubs and weekend excursions mean that you will have plenty of moments to draw inspiration and to develop, perhaps even find, your talents at EF Academy Oxford.

  • 9 sports teams

  • 35 co-curricular clubs

  • Weekly activities and excursions

Campus life

Our international boarding school in the UK embraces the awe-inspiring, culturally rich academic atmosphere of the city in which it sits. Our iconic Cotuit Hall has seen many students walk through its doors, inspired by its architecture and the academic traditions of the United Kingdom.

On campus, you will find everything you need to focus and grow. Near the residence halls, students have access to quiet study areas, the student kitchen and student lounge. Our tight-knit international school community is strengthened by group activities and friendly competitions organized by live-in House Parents and Boarding Team. The brisk walk down Pullens Lane between our academic and residence halls means students have a distinct senses of “school” and “home”.

  • Spacious classrooms and learning spaces

  • Comfortable residence halls and leisure facilities

Welcome from our Head of School

From the moment you arrive at EF Academy Oxford’s Cotuit Hall, you become part of Oxford’s vibrant and international community of learning.

Meet the staff and faculty at our boarding school in Oxford

With years of experience in international education, our dedicated team of educators and support staff are committed to ensuring EF Academy Oxford students flourish.

A truly international boarding school community

FAQ - Private high school in Oxford

Are you curious to know more about our international schools in Oxford? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about our private schools in Oxford.