Academics
Academic Program

Science

Our philosophy

At Falmouth Academy, every student is an actively-engaged scientist because in-class and independent research drives our curriculum. Our teachers' design courses and labs every year ensuring that each student has the hands-on experience necessary to understand the scientific process, think logically, analytically, and—because science is a creative process—imaginatively. Students are encouraged to have a voice and to be involved in discussions, experiments, and research every day. Their ideas are part of the lesson plan. Middle School courses engage the students in the curriculum while introducing and reinforcing the skills of inquiry and discovery that they will further refine in the Upper School.
“Falmouth Academy teaches students how to become active learners, question the world around them, and to articulate those ideas and thoughts effectively. These have been invaluable tools I use every day in my career.”
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Class of 2012 Alumna Allisa Dalpe, Ph.D. Candidate, Ocean Engineering

More Opportunities in Science

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  • Science and Engineering Fair

    Our annual Science and Engineering Fair showcases research projects from every student in grades 7-11, and electively in grade 12. Learn More.
  • Science in the Real World Signature Program

    Scientific curiosity starts in the classroom, then travels to places in the natural world where the processes of biology, chemistry, and physics occur. Falmouth Academy students study science where it happens: in our own vernal pool explorations, during woodland expeditions and mountain excursions, and on ocean voyages. Learn More.
     
  • Science Internships/Mentorships

    Falmouth Academy recognizes that academic passions and critical thinking are shaped by hands-on science and research and students are encouraged to deepen their classroom understanding by working alongside scientists and engineers of the Woods Hole region who are engaged in ambitious research efforts in professional laboratories and in the field. Learn More.
  • Vernal Pool and Living Classroom

    Just beyond Hutker Yard, above the beehives and koi pond, past the chicken coop and greenhouse, next to the wind turbine, and above the cedar swamp lies a not-so-secret sanctuary for our community to explore. Falmouth Academy’s vernal pool—part of the school’s Living Classroom. Learn More.

Meet our faculty

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