EF Academy Pasadena

Located in the heart of Southern California, our new Pasadena campus offers our renowned international programs in a peaceful community with a diverse landscape and stimulating learning environment.

Opening in 2021

Academics at EF Academy Pasadena

At our private international high school in Pasadena, our academic philosophy is rooted in holistic learning. Here students will engage with a variety of subjects and courses that aim to help them find and pursue their passions while preparing for university. We offer the nationally recognized US High School Diploma program from Grades 9-12. EF Academy Pasadena is a candidate school* for the IB Diploma Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students. The IB Diploma develops intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and creative problem solving, and also allows students to start earning university credits before graduation.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org

University Advising

Our university advisors have built relationships with leading universities throughout North America and across the globe. In addition to one-to-one guidance, students can regularly attend guided tours and on-site university visits. Some of the US’ best universities are located in California, giving students the opportunity to explore places like the California Institute of Technology and the University of California system. We build connections with these local universities to offer students the opportunity to attend lectures, programs and other university events while in high school.

Meet the EF Academy Pasadena staff

Clubs & Activities

Our Activities Coordinator will organize a series of clubs, activities and sports that will develop students’ skills and inspire them to explore their interests. Start an after-school club on-campus, join a varsity sports team, volunteer in the local community or explore more of Southern California where you can learn to surf at the Santa Monica beach, hike Runyon Canyon, visit the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and star gaze in Hollywood.

Some activities include:

  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Varsity sports
  • Theater, language and culture clubs
  • STEM clubs
  • Community service opportunities

The Campus

Our purpose-built campus will offer safety and security with newly constructed, spacious classrooms and labs, amazing natural surroundings and on-campus sports facilities. Theater students will step into the spotlight in our beautiful auditorium. The STEM center will be stocked with state-of-the-art equipment and welcoming art studios not only enrich classes, but feature gallery space for exhibitions. The Student Union building will host the main dining hall with indoor/outdoor seating and a convenience store. Complete the school day with a bit of physical activity in the gym, pool, dance studio or basketball courts.

Map showing EF Academy Pasadena in the greater Los Angeles area

Campus Address

1539 E. Howard Street
California 91104
United States

Campus Address

1539 E. Howard Street
California 91104
United States


The campus will have four residential communities, each featuring modern spaces with stylish interior design that sparks creativity and fosters a feeling of home. Kitchen areas, quiet study rooms and lounges will be perfect for cooking, studying or socializing with roommates and friends. The residences will be monitored 24/7 by security and live-in Resident Advisors. In addition to evening study hall and tutoring in the residences, the Residential and Community Life team will incorporate regular activities to build a strong community.


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