An independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades 7 through 12.
A Renaissance Approach
Falmouth Academy’s emphasis on the studio and performing arts encourages students to strive for a Renaissance approach to life that celebrates creativity as well as intellectual growth. Students are surrounded by people who challenge and support them in trying new things, to integrate what they take in through their senses and experience interiorly and express them creatively and authentically. The arts at our school cross disciplines and traditional boundaries.
The entire school is a gallery of student exhibits that changes throughout the year and features photography, ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, woodworking, calligraphy, and graphic design.
Performing arts electives include stagecraft, theatre, film, jazz, instrumental chamber music, and chorus. Actors and stagecraft designers mount three or more theatre productions annually, while student musicians from all six ensembles collaborate to present a major concert each trimester.
In addition to the numerous arts electives students take, every student participates in Arts-Across-the-Curriculum, a unique program that brings art into the academic classes.
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"At FA, we were able to work on Tom Stoppard, Molière, Shakespeare, and newer plays like Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman," said Brian Miskell '06. "This is what made me a more versatile actor."
"Being in the jazz band and doing improv at FA has prepared me to work with what is presented to me," said Singer-Songwriter Johnny Gwynn '07. "I'm able to keep the ideas flowing and throw something else out there."