Falmouth Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school serving girls and boys in grades 7 through 12. Since 1977, we've been educating students from communities across Cape Cod and the Islands, the South Coast and Southeastern Massachusetts, and from overseas as well.
Remarkable teachers lead an innovative academic program that is deep in English, history, science, mathematics, and foreign languages and enhanced by signature offerings, including Arts-Across-the-Curriculum, Science in the Real World, and The Fourth Period and its 40-plus electives.
Total enrollment is approximately 200 students. Class sizes are intentionally small, ensuring personalized attention and "no back rows." Falmouth Academy students become confident, active learners who read closely, listen carefully and think critically. They are scholars and musicians, athletes and artists, budding scientists, and aspiring authors who go on to thrive at many of America's finest colleges and universities.
The school, located on 34 acres of fields and woods, is a short walk from historic Falmouth village and a quick drive from Woods Hole and its world-renowned ocean research centers and ferry terminal serving Martha's Vineyard.
Middle and high school are critical times in the development of our children. That natural curiosity and love of learning that typify early childhood, the flame that has been lit in elementary school, does not easily weather the slings and arrows of adolescence. At Falmouth Academy, however, your child will be inspired not only by the masterful, passionate teachers he or she will study under but, more importantly, the enthusiastic, dedicated peers. They will learn by his or her side. Here you'll find a community that combines small school values with ample school opportunities––a school where kids not only fit in, they stand out.
Falmouth Academy is small by design. Our size fosters a strong sense of community. Students are known well by their teachers, and each student has a faculty advisor who has the "big picture" of the student's academic and extracurricular life.
We're a school where it's cool to get excited about learning, where motivated peers collaborate to help each other succeed. Our varsity athletes also sing in the choir or play musical instruments, where students and teachers take environmental stewardship seriously. We like to say we have one rule: Know where you are. We understand that our actions are a reflection of our character. Falmouth Academy Guiding Values:
We value the beauty of knowledge and the joy of conversation.
We value collaboration and generosity of spirit.
We value the power of a culture of kindness.
We value relationships built on trust, respect, and direct communication.
We value the wonder of imagination.
We value each student's pursuit of diverse challenges and opportunities.
We value teachers as models of confident, prosperous adulthood.
Falmouth Academy is a college preparatory, independent day school for students in grades 7 through 12. The course of instruction is rigorous, focusing on writing, close reading, research, and effective time-management. Cooperative learning and independent research are central to the curriculum.
Each student must take English, history, science, mathematics, and a foreign language every year. Through our innovative Signature Program known as The Fourth Period, students also take up to four elective courses each year.
At Falmouth Academy, we value balance: our students learn to work attentively and play with enthusiasm. They practice a Haydn concerto with the same effort they put into writing an essay. They exercise their bodies in the sports fields as they exercise their minds in the classroom. They take advantage of new opportunities and challenges wherever they are offered.