Falmouth Academy

Tel: (508)457-9696
Grades: 7 - 12 | 196 students
Falmouth Academy is deliberately small, academically rigorous day school for students in grades 7-12.
Essential to our teaching is the cultivation of reading, writing, and speaking skills, and analytical and critical thinking.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1977

Student Body

Total Students 196 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Falmouth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 12 students
Average SAT score 1926
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,295
% on Financial Aid 38%
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,000
Acceptance Rate 70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Michael J. Earley
Admissions Associate Donna Garcia

School Notes:

  • Falmouth Academy is guided by teachers who believe that students willing to work hard can meet the demands of a challenging core curriculum that explores English, history, science, mathematics, foreign language and the arts.
  • Our demands for academic rigor occur in a supportive and imaginative community. Because Falmouth Academy is a deliberately small school, students and adults are able to recognize the strengths and potential of each individual. The strong culture of respect and trust created by this close-knit environment allows each member of the community to pursue academic, artistic, and extra-curricular interests with enthusiasm and self-confidence. While we expect students to work hard, our school culture also encourages them to be appreciative and generous. We hope that our students will leave Falmouth Academy with a wider perspective on the human condition and prepared to sustain a love of learning. We also hope that they will have the courage to live thoughtful and principled lives.
  • The school has partner schools in France and Germany and benefits from its proximity to the international science community of Woods Hole.

Profile last updated: 10/08/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Penikese Island School (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Periwinkle Montessori School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Heritage Christian Academy (5.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • East Falmouth
    Grades: K | 12 students
    1.8 miles
    147 Trotting Park Rd
    East Falmouth, MA 02536
    (508)540-0215
    1.8K
    12
  • Woods Hole
    Penikese Island School
    All-boys  | Special Education School
    Grades: 8-10 | 6 students
    3.3 miles
    Po Box 161
    Woods Hole, MA 02543
    (508)548-7276
    3.38-10
    6
  • East Falmouth
    Grades: PK-8 | 36 students
    5.8 miles
    655 Boxberry Hill Rd
    East Falmouth, MA 02536
    (508)564-6341
    5.8PK-8
    36
  • North Falmouth
    Grades: 7-12 | 13 students
    6.1 miles
    Po Box 1381
    North Falmouth, MA 02556
    (774)994-7588
    6.17-12
    13
  • North Falmouth
    Little Kids Inc
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 45 students
    6.4 miles
    Po Box 334
    North Falmouth, MA 02556
    (508)563-7428
    6.4PK-K
    45

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