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Welcome to Falmouth Academy!

Thank you for your interest in Falmouth Academy.

We are accepting applications for 2019-2020!

Welcome to our website, a good place to start your exploration. Please also take advantage of the many opportunities to visit us. Individual tours, student visit days, personal interviews, Information Sessions, our Scholarship Exam Morning Program, and sports and performing arts events offer authentic insights as you catch us at our work! You may also follow us on Facebook, Twitter or our blog. These, too, will give you a sense of our busy community from what's happening in the classrooms, the annual Science Fair, on the playing fields or the performing arts. Learn more about student accomplishments in all of the above!

Families come from Duxbury, Marion, Mattapoisett and Plymouth on the South Coast, Martha’s Vineyard by ferry, and all points mid-to-upper Cape. We offer both transportation and financial aid to serve families of a broad geographic and socio-economic range. While our main points of entry for new students are 7th and 9th grades, we welcome students applying to other grades as well, space permitting.

Call (508) 457-9696 to arrange for your personal visit. Appointments take about an hour and include an individual tour of the school and conversation with a member of the admission staff. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to Falmouth Academy.

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Academic Overview

Falmouth Academy is a college preparatory, independent day school for students in grades 7 through 12.

At Falmouth Academy, we value balance: our students learn to work attentively and to play with enthusiasm. They practice a Haydn concerto with the same effort they put into writing an essay. They exercise their bodies on the sports fields as they exercise their minds in the classroom. They take advantage of new opportunities and challenges wherever they’re offered.

The course of instruction is rigorous, with a concentration on writing, close reading, research, and effective time-management. Cooperative learning and independent research are central to the curriculum.

Each student is required to take English, history, science, mathematics, and a foreign language every year. Through our innovative Signature Program known as The Fourth Period, students also take up to four elective courses each year.
“We chose Falmouth Academy for our children because we value small classrooms that encourage discussion, a sense of community, participation in a diverse range of fine arts and athletics, and teachers who become mentors.”
- Jen and Greg Russell, Mattapoisett


Falmouth Academy is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is a member in good standing with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Falmouth Academy adheres to the NAIS Principles of Good Practice with regards to its admission and financial aid processes.