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.”
- Class of 2012 Alumna Allisa Dalpe, Ph.D. Candidate, Ocean Engineering
"Biology students researched ocean zooplankton and phytoplankton and created embroidery in the style of Ernst Haeckel."