Welcome to LA’s newest private day and boarding high school

Where tradition meets innovation

Immersive education

Innovative, immersive education that prioritizes a student’s success…in life. Click to learn more. We combine traditional academic rigor with a learning by doing approach, individual student focus, and holistic skill development - all within an amazing global community.

Day and boarding spots available with a unique 5-day boarding option to be home on the weekends

Meet one of our 5-day Boarding Students!

Speaker Series: Helping teenagers become successful and happy

EF Academy opened their first ever speaker series with Dr. Laurie Santos, celebrated Yale psychology professor with the #1 Course at Yale, “Psychology and The Good Life.”

At EF Academy, Dr. Santos led an in-person session entitled, "The Science of Well-Being for Teens", and shared what psychology teaches teens about how to be happier, less stressed and thrive in high school and beyond.

State-of-the-art $200M campus in beautiful Pasadena

Take Our Virtual Tour

Explore our campus in Pasadena by browsing through classrooms, residence buildings, the cafeteria, outdoor areas and other exciting locations on campus to see the inspiring environment our students live and learn in. 

EF Academy in the News

Pasadena Weekly Features Head of School, Dr. Sally Mingarelli

Pasadena Weekly, a popular, local source for news, culture, and entertainment for over 35 years, features Head of School, Dr. Sally Mingarelli, and her plans for EF Academy Pasadena's for the upcoming school year.

Read the full article titled "One Step Ahead: Coming into its 2nd year" to learn about EF Academy’s plans to reach new heights this fall.

Get in touch

There's still time to discover your first choice. Get in touch with our admissions team to receive information on our academic programs, and learn more about our day, 5-day and 7-day boarding boarding options.