Who We Are

Get to Know Us

Falmouth Academy is an independent, college-preparatory day school serving approximately 200 girls and boys in grades 7 through 12 located at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540. 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 languages and enhanced by signature offerings including Arts Across the Curriculum, Science in the Real World, Changing Earth, and over 40-plus electives. 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, noted for its sustainable campus, is located on 34 acres of fields and woods, 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.  

Founded by a faculty passionate about learning, social justice, and the power of a well-educated person to make a difference in the world, we are committed to listening and learning in order to build an even stronger community that is more closely tied to social justice issues of today.  Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Special Sauce

  • Teachers have the freedom to create educational experiences in their areas of expertise that meet each child’s needs, without state mandates on curriculum, textbooks, and testing.
  • The curriculum is driven by its own unique philosophy, values, and approach to teaching.
  • High academic standards nurture intellectual curiosity, stimulate personal growth, encourage critical thinking, and promote a lifelong love of learning.
  • Low student-teacher ratios encourage close connections between instructors and students.
  • Teachers strive to develop a full understanding of each student’s learning style, interests, and motivation to foster personal and social growth in addition to academic success.
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Ready to Learn More?

Check out the LEARN MORE page of the FA website or use the INQUIRE button below to request information or VISIT to schedule a time to tour the school.

FA's Guiding Values

We value… 
  • the beauty of knowledge and the joy of conversation,
  • collaboration and generosity of spirit,
  • the power of a culture of kindness,
  • relationships built on trust, respect, and direct communication,
  • the wonder of imagination,
  • each student’s pursuit of diverse challenges and opportunities,
  • teachers as models of confident, rich adulthood,
  • the richness of an educational experience that includes people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and identities.

FA's Mission Statement

Harnessing the power of inspired learning in a world-renowned scientific and vibrant artistic community, Falmouth Academy emboldens each student to take creative and intellectual risks to confidently engage the challenges of our times.

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  • Key Contacts

    Main Number: 508-457-9696
    Fax: 508-457-4112

    Head of School:
    Matt Green
    Assistant Head of School for Student Life: Mike Earley
    Academic Dean: Petra Ehrenbrink
    Executive Assistant: Leslie Walters, ext. 222

    Admissions: Sarah Knowles ext. 236
    Alumni/Parents: Barbara Campbell, ext. 227
    Athletics: Matt McKinnon, ext. 232
    Business: Carmen DiSanto, ext. 225
    Communications: Amy Galvam, ext. 244
    Development: Pamela Hinkle, ext. 240
    Facilities: Joshua Leveque, ext. 238

    Email: FASUMMER@falmouthacademy.org
    Webpage: falmouthacademy.org/summer

“You learn more here than what is in textbooks—things like humanity, benevolence, honesty, good humor—things that make you an effective and productive social being."
-Jay Allison P'15
Falmouth Academy does not discriminate in its admissions and tuition assistance programs, hiring process, and all other school programs. Falmouth Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, or any other category protected under state or federal law.

For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, please call the business office at 508-457-9696 or for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
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