About

At a Glance

Academic profile

Falmouth Academy is an educational institution carefully designed so that teachers and students know each other and work together.  Our students learn to:

  • Read closely to understand the shape, style, and substance of the text
  • Write skillfully by reviewing, revising, and rewriting
  • Manage time effectively
  • Speak confidently with adults
  • Participate actively in school and the wider community as students and volunteers

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  • Average SAT Scores (2016-2018)

    Evidence-based reading & writing: 700
    Math: 640

  • Average PSAT Scores (Class of 2019)

    Mean: 1231
    Percentile: 92
  • National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP)

    • NMSP honored five students in 2017, two in 2018, and three students in 2019 as Commended Students.
    • Falmouth Academy regularly ranks in the top ten of Massachusetts high schools, public and private, in the percentage of the senior class recognized by the NMSP.
  • Rhodes and Fulbright Scholars

    Two Falmouth Academy alumni have been named Rhodes Scholars—one as a student at Wellesley College and one at Princeton University—and nine have received Fulbright scholarships.
  • AP Exams

    Falmouth Academy teachers develop their own curricula to emphasize discussion, writing, editing, depth of knowledge, and research that is interdisciplinary and project-based.  We do not offer AP courses but we do offer our students the opportunity to take AP exams.
    • Students may take AP exams in English Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, French Language and Culture, and German Language and Culture.
    • In the past three years, Falmouth Academy students took 86 AP exams. Of those students, 96 percent scored at 3 or above and 80 percent scored at 4 or 5. (Scores of 3 or higher indicate college-level proficiency.)
  • Science Honors

    • International Science and Engineering Fair -
      FA students have earned 19 invitations and won 18 awards between 1988-2019.
    • American Junior Academy of Science, Google, Intel, Siemens, Westinghouse -
      Since 1994, Falmouth Academy has had 11 science talent-search semifinalists and 4 finalists in these national research-based high school competitions. A Falmouth Academy student won a 1st prize in the 2016 Google Science Fair.
    • Massachusetts State Science Fair at MIT -
      Falmouth Academy students have earned 149 top prizes (1st-3rd) at the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair.
    • Student scientific research published-
      11 students have published in scholarly journals while attending Falmouth Academy.
  • Activities & Electives

    • Sports teams are open to all students (grades 7-12) and Falmouth Academy (FA) offer boys and girls varsity, JV, and middle school teams in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. FA teams are competitive frequently participating in post-season play and known for good sportsmanship. Since 2016, two teams were ranked in the top 20 by the Boston Globe.
    • 4th period is an extended time for electives. More than 40 electives are offered including studio arts, performing arts, chorus, band, yoga, beekeeping, community service, and many more.
    • Drama and Stagecraft are open to all students (grades 7-12)
    • Twenty-one FA students won regional awards in the 2018-19 Scholastic Art & Writing competition, including two Gold Keys, five Silver Keys, and 14 Honorable Mentions.
"We cherish so many facets of the school— from course offerings to the top-notch Science Fair to all the great after-school events, including those in which parents participate.”
- Caroline and Reiner Fenske, Edgartown

2018-19 By the Numbers

Enrollment
Middle School (7-8): 71
Upper School (9-12) : 143
Total Enrollment: 214
Diversity: 17%
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Towns represented: 23
Average class size: 11
Smallest class size: 4
Largest class size: 17
 
Financial Aid
Percent of students awarded aid: 45%
Average aid award: $14,000
 
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff: 59
Faculty with advanced degrees: 36
Faculty with doctoral degrees: 6
Student-Teacher ratio: 5:1
 
Class of 2018
Graduates: 32
College Matriculation: 100%