Academics

Falmouth Academy is a college preparatory, independent day school for students in grades 7 through 12.

The course of instruction is rigorous, with a concentration on writing, close reading, research, and effective time-management. Cooperative learning and independent research are central to the curriculum.

Each student is required to 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 to play with enthusiasm. They practice a Haydn concerto with the same effort they put into writing an essay. They exercise their bodies on the sports fields as they exercise their minds in the classroom. They take advantage of new opportunities and challenges wherever they’re offered.