Preparation Course

The main mission of the Prep Course at our boarding schools in New York and Torbay is to provide students with high quality English instruction combined as they engage in specific content from IGCSE, IB and A-Level programs. With this academic foundation, you will be able to truly maximize your potential in the rigorous courses taught at our international schools in the U.S. and UK.

Prep Course Overview

  • Academic Requirements

    At least Grade 8. The Prep Course can be taken before Grades 9, 10 and 11.

  • English Requirements

    Your English level will determine if you enroll in the Prep Course for one, two, three or four terms.

  • Locations

    New York, US
    Pasadena, US

     

     

  • Program Length

    1-4 terms

  • Results

    The Prep Course does not count as a high school year. However, students earn credits for every subject that they pass. The credits earned in each subject can be used toward the graduation requirements of the high school program they choose.


Prep Course Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a foundation for secondary level academic study in either the US or the UK, regardless of the education system they currently follow. In this course, you will improve your general language ability, including grammar, reading and communication skills, and gain academic language proficiency as you complete mathematics, science and geography assignments from the IGCSE and IB classes. You will also have access to all clubs and activities offered on campus.

EF Academy New York:

- Reading, Critical Reading
- Writing, Academic Writing
- Communication
- Grammar
- English Language
- American Culture
- Geography
- History
- Science
- Mathematics

EF Academy Pasadena:

- Reading, Critical Reading
- Writing, Academic Writing
- Communication
- Grammar
- English Language
- American Culture
- Geography
- History
- Science
- Mathematics

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