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.  If you have any questions, be sure to let us know

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  • 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 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: Visit School and Interview

    The student interview is a great way for the Admission Office to get to know your student better and to allow us to share information with your student about the school.  Interviews at Falmouth Academy are a 30-minute conversation allowing the student to share their interests, activities, and academic goals.  Choose your student in the left-hand corner to access their Admission Checklist page and select “Schedule a visit”.  Once you put in a request, someone from the Admission Office will confirm your visit.  

    All interviews are currently taking place online via Zoom.  To schedule an interview, please email Sarah Knowles in the Admission Office.
  • Step 4: Request Transcripts

    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 pdf copy of our transcript release form can be found on this page.
  • 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 online Falmouth Academy application using your application checklist. PDF recommendation forms can be found on the online application or on our website.
  • Step 6: Testing Policy Fall 2021

    Falmouth Academy will not require standardized test scores through the 2021-22 admission cycle. If you have any questions regarding this change in policy please contact the admission office. 

    International applicants:
    For applicants whose language is not English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. Test scores should be sent to Falmouth Academy from TOEFL directly.

Community Scholars Fund

Falmouth Academy 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.

Falmouth Academy is committed to providing equitable access to culturally underrepresented populations.

The deadline to apply is February 1.

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  • 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.

Admissions Dates to Remember

Scholarship Exam and Faculty Forum
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 9:30 AM

Save the date for our annual Scholarship Exam and Faculty Forum! All prospective students for grades 7 through 9 are encouraged to take this in-house house exam.  The top four scorers will be offered a $10,000 merit scholarship.  While the exam takes place, parents will hear a comprehensive curriculum overview from our faculty.

Please check the Admission Events page in December 2021 for registration information. 

Contact Us:

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

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