Signature Programs

Arts Across the Curriculum

Exploring traditional subjects through art

Imagine 7th grade Life Science class—students explore local watersheds, collect samples, sketch the moss growing at their feet. After they return to the classroom, they view satellite images of watersheds and paint those images on silk.

In Algebra 2, students learn linear perspective by studying the work of Renaissance artist Alberti, who discovered the mathematical basis for linear perspective. They then develop their own formulae for plotting perspective in their artwork.

Instead of having students study art in academic classes, we invite students to actually create the art. The Arts Across the Curriculum program engages multiple intelligences through the arts. It exposes all students to the traditional subject matter in a tactile, sensory, and expressive way. By doing so, learning is deeply embedded—and often inspired.
“The drive cultivated at FA has allowed me to feel successful in my pursuits as an artist and designer both in college and as a graduate. Discussions in the classroom taught me to engage in critical dialogues.”  —Elliot Camarra ‘10, RISD ‘14, Artist, Textile Designer

Art at Falmouth Academy

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  • Art Honors and Accolades

    • Eleven Falmouth Academy students won 19 awards in the 2019 Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, including two gold keys, five silver, and 15 honorable mentions.
    • Falmouth Academy students received top recognition in 2018 at the
    SISAL Awards earning a Best in Show, five first-place awards, two second-place, three third-place, and five honorable mentions.
    • In media ranging from photography to printmaking to ceramics and illustration, 4 students received gold keys, 4 received silver keys, and 13 received honorable mentions in the 2018 Scholastic Arts Awards competition as well. 
    • Two seniors also first-place awards in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.
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