How to Apply

The Admission Process

We are excited to learn of your interest in applying to Falmouth Academy!  We welcome applications for grades 7 through 12 and look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process.  The initial admission application deadline is February 1 for a March 10 notification.  Applications received after the deadline are reviewed upon completion.  Please contact the Admission Office for information about openings in select grades.

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Inquire

    If you do not already have a MyFA online account, please start the application process by filling out an inquiry form on our “Request Information” page on our website.  

    Once you’ve inquired, you will be mailed information about Falmouth Academy and set up with an account to start the admission application process.  If you do not receive information with your username and password after inquiring, please reach out to Olivia Riddiford ( and she will work with you to ensure you can access the online application and checklist.
  • Step 2: Complete Student and Parent/Guardian Application

    We are excited to have your family start the online application! Once you have been set up with a username and password through the inquiry process, please log into your MyFA account to access the online application.  Once logged on, you can begin to fill out the student and parent/guardian application.

    The cost of the application is $65 for domestic students and $100 for international students. The application fee can be paid online through the application portal.  While the online Falmouth Academy admission application is preferred, we also accept the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO)
  • Step 3: Schedule a Day Visit and Interview

    All prospective students are encouraged to spend a full school day visiting classes and meeting fellow classmates. The visit day is from 8:15 a.m. to 2:35 p.m., typically with the grade to which the student is applying. We match one of our current students with each visitor considering shared interests. Interviews take place on the same day as the visit.

    Schedule a day visit and interview through your online application checklist on MyFA by selecting the “Schedule an interview” button. 

    If you are unable to schedule your visit and interview through your Falmouth Academy online account, please email Assistant Director of Admission Olivia Riddiford
  • Step 4: Request Transcript

    Please request an official transcript from your student’s current school.  The transcript should include grades from the last three years plus the first trimester or semester of the current academic year.  A transcript release form can be found on your MyFA account.
  • Step 5: Request Recommendations

    To help the Admission Office learn more about your student and his or her academic strengths, we ask to hear from your student’s current English and math teachers.  Please send recommendation requests through your MyFA application checklist. 

Tuition Assistance

Falmouth Academy offers need-based aid to qualified students. Please visit the Tuition and Affordability page on the Falmouth Academy website for more information.

Falmouth Academy uses School and Student Services (SSS) by NAIS in helping to determine a family’s financial need. Please visit the Tuition Assistance Application for instructions on how to begin the application process.  Tuition assistance applications are due February 1. Families need to reapply for tuition assistance each year.

Community Scholars Fund

Falmouth Academy is committed to providing equitable access to culturally underrepresented populations. FA values the richness of an educational experience that includes people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and identities. In that spirit, the school established the Falmouth Academy Community Scholars Fund to recognize academically motivated students who desire to be part of a vibrant and inclusive school community where each member is seen, respected, and empowered to contribute.

Please visit the Community Scholars Program page for more information.  Please contact the Admission Office if you are unsure as to whether or not your student qualifies for this program.

NAIS Principles of Good Practice

Falmouth Academy adheres to the principles of good practices as set forth by the National Institute of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Admission Timeline

September - November:
  • Inquire
  • Register to attend an open house, information session, or campus tour
  • Schedule a student visit day
November - February:
  • Complete the student day visit
  • Complete the Parent/Guardian and Student application
  • Request the necessary forms and documentation from your student's current schools and teachers
  • Ensure your application checklist is complete by February 1
  • Complete the tuition assistance application by February 1 (if applicable)
March - April:
  • Receive and review the admission and tuition assistance decisions through your MyFA account on March 10
  • Attend Revisit Day in April
  • Notify Falmouth Academy of your enrollment decisions by April 10
April - August:
  • Rolling admission where space is available

Contact Us:

Phone: 508-457-9696
Fax: 508-457-4112
Mailing Address: 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540
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