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Empire State School

Study English in one of the world's most widely recognized buildings: the Empire State Building in New York! The school occupies a prime location on the 63rd floor, offering panoramic views across the whole of New York City and beyond to the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Our school has first-class facilities, including a computer lab, wireless internet access and group study areas. The sky-high student lounge is a great place to relax and take in the amazing city vistas. Students here enjoy the convenience of shops, banks and bars within the building. Down at ground level, you are ideally placed to explore Manhattan, from the shops of 5th Avenue to stylish Greenwich Village and the bright lights of Broadway.

School Facilities

19 large, spacious classrooms with audio/visual equipment
Computer Room
Modern computer lab with vast collection of learning software
Comfortable student lounge with sofas and eating areas
Restaurants, cafes & bars are on the other floors
Free Wi-Fi anywhere on premises

Courses Offered

English Courses
General English
Intensive English
English for Business
Intensive Business English
University Preparation
TOEFL iBT & Academic English
Cambridge Exam Preparation (CAE)
GMAT Preparation
GRE Preparation
Academic Year and Semester (General & Intensive)

to find out more go to Courses Explained


  • Distance to school: 45-60min, Manhattan homestay 30 min
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Twin or Single Rooms
  • Half Board (14 meals/week) or Breakfast Only (7 meals/week)
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bed Linen & Towels
  • Telephone & Internet available

Homestay Brochure

Student Residence
  • Several student residences are available, facilities may vary
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Single and Twin Rooms
  • Self Catering with kitchens or Half Board
  • En-Suite or Shared Bathroom
  • Lounge area
  • 24 Hours Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bed Linen
  • Telephone & Internet available
  • Air conditioning (selected centres only)
  • Cable TV (selected centres only)

Student Residence Brochure

Leisure Activities

Eventful programme of activities is organised by the School, a sample shown below. Entry fees, where applicable, are not included in cost of the programme.

Sample Programme:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Drinks in a
Walk in
Central Park
Fun and
Dance at
Museum of
NY at Night Weekend in
Weekend in
Visit to the
Statue of
Walking Tour
of NY
Square Visit
Club night Trip to
Niagara Falls
Trip to
Niagara Falls

Student Information

Minimum age

16 years

Student ages
Nationality Mix
Average age: 24 years

Student Testimonials

Laurent Engel,

I really like the teaching method which is based on participation and interaction between students. I am now able to have a normal conversation with a native English speaker and I feel I can express myself without any trouble.

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Course Lessons Price per week Start Dates
General English 20 General English + 7 Structured
Every Monday
Intensive English 28 General English + 7 Structured
English for Business 20 General English + 8 Business
English + 7 Structured Study
Academic English
20 TOEFL + 15 Structured Study $515
One-to-One 45 min lesson $80 per lesson
Cambridge Exam
Preparation (CAE)
28 CAE Preparation + 7 Structured
12 weeks = $5980
Mar 17; Sep 8

Course price includes: orientation meeting, use of computer room and internet, placement and progress testing, end of course certificate.

Homestay $ per week
Single Room
Half board (14 meals/week)
Twin Room
Half board (14 meals/week)
Single Room
Breakfast Only (7 meals/week)
Twin Room
Breakfast Only (7 meals/week)

Note: Twin room is only available to 2 students booking together.

Manhattan Homestay $ per week
Single Room
Breakfast Only (7 meals/week)
Twin Room
Breakfast Only (7 meals/week)

Note: Twin room is only available to 2 students booking together.

Student Residence $ per week
Male Residence - Kolping
Single Room, 5 meals/week
Female Residence - Brandon
Single Room, 14 meals/week
The New Yorker
Single Room, no meals
The New Yorker
Twin Room, no meals

Note: Twin room is only available to 2 students booking together.

Students will be required to provide credit card information upon arrival.

  • Enrolment fee $150
  • Accommodation fee $100
  • Accommodation summer supplement (1st Jun - 31st Aug) $40 per week
  • Duty fee $200
  • Visa document courier fee $150

Airport Transfer
  • JFK/Newark/La Guardia Airport to Manhattan $190
  • JFK/Newark/La Guardia Airport to outside Manhattan $200
  • one way per person

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