High School Grades 9 & 10
Successful university candidates need a strong academic foundation.
Our High School Programme in North America fosters personal growth and leads to future academic achievement at English-speaking schools around the world.
North American High School Grades 9 & 10
|What is the programme?||Grades 9 and 10 in the American and Canadian secondary school systems. The course provides a foundation for future academic success. |
|Who is it for?||High school students aged 14 to 16.|
|Academic requirements||Completion of grade 8 or 9, or equivalent. |
|English requirements||IELTS 4.5 / TOEFEL 103 CBT / 34 IBT / SLEP 43 or equivalent on the free EF International Academy test. Students who do not meet the requirements will need to take an EF Academic English course or additional language tutoring tuition.|
|Locations||New York Vancouver |
|Programme length||One or two years|
What is the high School Programme Grades 9-10 in North America?
The High School Programme in North America is designed for students aged 14 to 16 and encompasses grades 9 and 10 in the US and Canadian school systems.
The programme is offered at our beautiful campus on the banks of the Hudson River, in the safe village of Tarrytown, NY, and at our modern Vancouver campus. Students receive a traditional North American high school experience with a wide variety of academic subjects, sports and extracurricular activities.
Encouraging academic success
The programme provides students with a strong academic foundation and prepares them to excel during their final years of high school, when successful academic records and exam scores are critical for those seeking admission to top universities. The High School Programme Grades 9-10 serves as the ideal foundation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
A comprehensive curriculum combined with true high school spirit
High school in the US and Canada is more than what happens in the classroom; it is a full-time experience that leads to the development of well-rounded individuals. Students pursue the rigorous and world renowned International GCSE curriculum, which places an emphasis on English language, mathematics, science and other core academic subjects.
Sports and after school activities are important, and after class students can be found on the athletic fields, in the theatre or elsewhere, pursuing their interests. The full-time boarding school experience in New York and Vancouver means students socialise and work together throughout their entire stay.
A spectacular campus life
The students who live in our secure and newly renovated campus residences are supervised day and night and have access to our campus’ world-class facilities, such as libraries, science laboratories, theatres, computer centres, gyms and wireless internet access. Our New York campus has a modern athletic complex, sports fields, tennis and basketball courts, and a competition swimming pool.
What kind of students benefit from this programme?
The programme is designed for American, Canadian and international students aged 14 to 16. Students will receive a broad academic foundation, mature as individuals and experience the lively and enriching atmosphere of North American high school. They will learn important study skills and habits, in addition to language skills. Our cosmopolitan student body, world-class teachers, rigorous academic philosophy and global outlook provide a unique mix of assets not available in most high schools.
What happens after grades 9-10?
Many students go on to pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at EF International Academy, where they continue life on campus and are surrounded by familiar teachers and friends. Those who pursue a traditional diploma continue their educations in EF International Academy.
Tuition & Course dates
|New York||Per term ||USD 12,400||2013: September 4|
|New York||Per year||USD 37,200||2013: September 4|
|Vancouver||Per term ||CAD 11,500||Launching September 2014|
|Vancouver||Per year||CAD 34,500||Launching September 2014|