Signature Programs

Authentic Voice

Develop your voice

Words give expression to ideas—they are powerful tools.  Words can foment revolution or create peace.  They explain everything and sometimes fail us.
From the moment they arrive until the day they graduate, our students are guided to develop their authentic voices.  Writing and speaking are at the center of daily learning. By the time they are seniors, our students are prepared to write college essays that don’t sound canned, craft peer recommendations that pierce the heart, and present 45-minute lectures on topics of their own choosing.  At graduation, each senior rises and offers a public tribute to a fellow classmate.

When they depart for college, Falmouth Academy graduates own a writing process that they have honed, know how to participate meaningfully in seminar discussions, and confidently engage their professors inside and outside of the classroom.

Highlights of the Authentic Voice

• Greek Drama Festival
• Declamation Day
• Athens vs. Sparta Debate
• History Research Paper and Oral Defense
• Foreign Language Class Skit and Song Presentations
• Science Fair Presentations and Judging
• Senior Major Effort Presentation
• Rhetoric Class Projects and Presentations
• Graduation Peer References
"It is truly an amazing process. My daughter can speak openly about being Wampanoag and bring her experiences and viewpoints into the classroom for sharing and learning." —Troy Currence, P'18
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