Student Life
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Students Can Do It All

Students may go home when the academic day ends at 2:35 PM, but most choose to stay at school.  During this time the school offers a variety of organized co-curricular activities, or students may use the time as they like, studying or just hanging out.  The two most popular after-school activities are sports and drama. Athletes practice and play games after school while actors rehearse their roles for the play and “techies” work on the technical side of the production.  Once a week there is an after-school photography workshop and four days a week there are music lessons.  

Students not involved in these supervised activities may walk to one of the local shops for some refreshments (if they have their parent's permission!) or they may stay at school.  The Computer Lab and the Library are open after school, so many students gather there to get a jump on their homework. This is also a good time to meet with teachers for some extra review. 

Typically, after-school activities end in time for bus riders to catch the 4:45 PM departure (exceptions include game days and tech rehearsal). If students are required to stay late for an activity, parents are notified ahead of time. All students are expected to leave school by 5:00 PM on regular days. 

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  • Communication Interns

    Upper school students interested in writing, public relations, marketing, graphic design, photography, and videography work with members of the advancement team. Projects include writing press releases and contributing to the school magazine, designing posters and programs, and shooting videos.
  • FA Mistake Club

    The Mistake Club provides a safe space for students and adults to learn and grow from their past experiences. Because stories shared are often personal, we encourage respectful group discussion and reflection. Through constructive conversations, we hope to change the negativity that surrounds mistakes and reframe them into positive learning experiences.
  • The Chandlery

    In 2019, Falmouth Academy students created an online newspaper with student staff writers and editors published monthly.
  • Gay Straight Alliance

    GSA works to create a school community where all students feel welcome and supported, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. GSA is under the umbrella of FA Students for Social Justice.
  • Human Rights Academy

    Falmouth Academy's Human Rights Team aims to raise awareness, funds, and support for local, national, and international causes. 
  • Peer Mentors

    Juniors and Seniors may apply to be peer mentors to eighth-grade students. Mentors are trained and meet regularly as a group and individually with their mentees.
  • Student Council

    Every class has two elected representatives and the whole school elects the offices of president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The student council meets during the fourth period and has a faculty mentor. READ MORE
  • Student Tour Guides

    Guides work with the Admissions Office to give 40-minute tours of the campus, sharing their personal experience in a positive way and providing an overview of the program. They also work admission events, live and online.
  • Students of Color

    Students of Color (SOC)  is a student-led affinity group to support students of color at FA. It also discusses and works on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion both at school and in the world. SOC is part of the Students for Social Justice.
  • WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Club

    FA WISE exposes students to women working in science with the aim of inspiring both girls and boys to explore their interest in science and to see women working in STEM as normative.

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  • Athletics

    Falmouth Academy competes in four league sports: soccer and cross country in the fall, basketball in the winter, and lacrosse in the spring. Additionally, there is club tennis. All sports are open to students in grades 7-12.  Learn More
  • Drama and Tech Crew

    The drama department produces three plays a year including one just for middle school students which they co-write with the director.
  • After-School Photography

    Students may participate in after-school photo club which meets once a week. Students may have time in the darkroom, photo lab, and occasionally go off-location for photoshoots.
  • Computer Lab and Library

    The computer lab and library are open after-school for students to work quietly alone or in small groups.
  • Tutoring

    After-school is an optimal time to meet with teachers for extra-help either on a drop-in basis or by appointment, depending on individual teacher's availability and schedule.
  • Music Lessons

    Students in chorus and/or instrumental electives are highly encouraged to take private lessons to help them keep pace with the class. Four afternoons a week professional music educators give private lessons in the Heald Music Room from 3 - 6 PM on violin, piano, woodwinds, and brass. Sign-ups required.
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