Academics

College Counseling

College—Making the Match

At Falmouth Academy, college counseling grows from our relationships with students and families.  Our college advisor has been advising students for more than a decade and stays up-to-date on the constantly evolving landscape of college admissions. Because we know our students and families so well, we are able to help them as they embark on the sometimes mysterious and oftentimes stressful process of applying to college.  

Our goal is to provide parents and students with the resources for the college search process and to ensure that students make their decisions based on individual needs and appropriate fit. Every student is unique, and so the colleges they choose to attend should match their individual abilities, interests, and aspirations.  Our process places student reflection and self-awareness at its center, rather than institutional name recognition and rankings.

Our students learn to utilize Naviance, a comprehensive, online database, for their college search. Falmouth Academy students also have the opportunity to meet in person with numerous college representatives who visit Falmouth Academy.

In addition to their strong academic preparation, our students’ experience as part of a community marked by trust, respect, and acceptance makes them invaluable members of their future college communities.  Click to learn more about Falmouth Academy.

Join us for a tour or schedule a visit to learn more about our academic program that paves the way for a successful college career and a lifetime of learning.

The Competitive Advantage

One reason why our students are so competitive in the college admissions process is that colleges understand the rigor of the Falmouth Academy core curriculum. Over the years, we have established relationships with college admissions representatives and communicated with them about the knowledge and skills that all Falmouth Academy students acquire. In the end, we encourage all students to make their final college decision based on fit rather than status.

As advisors, we try to structure a process that is highly personalized and relationship-based. We
 work with students and parents in a way that is authentic, open, and available.

Learn more about how Falmouth Academy supports families and students in navigating college funding.

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    Ms. Ruth Slocum 

    Director of College Counseling
Rachel and Charlie Van Voorhis with Anna ’10 (Macalester College ’15), Eliza ’17 (Middlebury College ’21), Lyon ’11 (Yale ’15), and Charlotte ’16 (Yale ’20).
“We’re the parents of four Falmouth Academy graduates, so we’ve been living and breathing this amazing school for the past dozen years. Dinner table conversations almost always revolve around something FA-related: Science Fair, sporting events, German exchanges, concerts, art shows, Marconi Beach Days, Spirit Weeks … you name it, we’ve talked about it!"
- Rachel and Charlie Van Voorhis, Mattapoisett
"I had the chance to meet an applicant when he toured our campus. His essay, the accompanying peer recommendation letter, and the whole aura of Falmouth Academy knocked my socks off. He chose to attend college elsewhere, but I was left with a desire to visit Falmouth Academy and see what on earth you are doing there. It seems amazing!"
- College Admissions Officer
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