International Students will feel at home on our new modern dorm facility while experiencing an accredited American school.
EFCA is more than the classes you’ll take. It’s also the experience of living away from home and enjoying what our campus has to offer. Our campus is nestled on 245 acres of beautiful Pennsylvania property. On the residence campus sits a wave swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, snow tubing hill, game room and an ice skating rink. Our students will enjoy Lake Erie, movies, shopping, and a fantastic fitness club, along with a wide variety of activities.
The best part of our housing facility is the relationships that students form. These relationships out live the high school years. Many of our students stay connected long after high school and many attend the same university.
Boarding Rooms – Change to Dorm Life
Our boarding students live in our new dorm facility located just 5 miles from the Academy in the historic Township of Waterford PA. This beautiful village is close enough to the city of Erie for convenient shopping and activities, yet remains a private country setting. In the winter students will be able to walk to a snow tubing hill and ice skating ponds and, in the summer, to a state-of-the-art wave pool, soccer fields and basketball courts– all located within our property! With construction completing in August 2010, this multi-million dollar facility has all great amenities including:
• Activities Center with modern game room.
• Multi-Media Room with wireless high speed internet access.
• Private bathroom with each dorm room.
• High speed internet access.
• Excellent dining facilities.
• Fitness Center membership with pool plus fitness equipment at the dorm
Modern Boarding Rooms
Our dorms offer a traditional residential setting. There are shared common areas for relaxation and recreation, and the buildings are staffed by full-time employees and live in families.
Your dorm rooms are spacious and have private bathrooms and shower facility for each room. Laundry facilities are located within each dorm building and are free to the boarding students. Wireless high speed internet is available within our entire campus.
Each boarding student will also have access to a local fitness center with modern weight equipment, exercise machines and swimming pools. See also our activities page listing the wide variety of activities offered to our boarding students.
You will love the food. We take pride in our exceptional menu. We have special dinner events where students feature their international cuisine, and always offer a healthy menu with a wide variety of entrees for any diet and appetite!
Dorm staff works hard to maintain an atmosphere that supports learning and fun. Residential staff are generous with their time and are deeply concerned with the well-being of each student.
Students may have cell phones along with access to high speed internet.
Our Dorm campus is located at Sparrow Pond, in Waterford, PA. Waterford is a historic town located just 5 miles from the EFCA Academy. A beautiful setting with ponds, walking trails, and many winter and summer activities within the grounds of our facility.
Situated on 230 acres you are surrounded by the beauty of nature but also a close 5 miles from the Academy and all that the city of Erie has to offer.
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park
Presque Isle State Park
Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Flagship Niagara/Erie Maritime Museum
Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)
Victorian Princess Cruise Lines
Waldameer Park & Water World
Jr.’s Last Laugh Comedy Club
Lake Erie Speedway