The Opening of Pasadena’s Only International Boarding School is Pushed Back

The anticipated opening of a 975-student international boarding school in Pasadena has been delayed until September of 2022, after previously being pushed back to 2021 in July, representatives announced Friday.

EF Academy had originally planned to open a new campus on the former site of the William Carey International University at 1539 E. Howard Street this year. But the project remained in construction when the pandemic struck in force.

The school, which is being built by Swiss company Education First, was initially hoping to welcome its first students to its campus, 1539 E. Howard Street, this year. Renovations, including the construction of a new dormitory, were begun at the former site of the William Carey International University. But then came COVID-19.

Delays caused by the pandemic promoted school officials to push back the opening date until September of 2021.  Read more...