The goal of the English faculty is to help students become thoughtful, observant readers, clear analytical writers, and confident, skillful speakers. Cross-disciplinary work connecting history, art, music, and literature is common. Not only do English curricula often parallel historical eras being studied at the same grade level, but the fine arts are formally incorporated through Falmouth Academy’s signature program: Arts-Across-the-Curriculum.
Our students come to regard writing as a familiar, habitual activity through analytical writing, as well as personal reflections, short stories, poems, and letters. Diligent attention to close reading and accurate, persuasive writing provides our graduates with abilities that set them apart from their college classmates. Indeed, many report that they find themselves to be the writing experts of their college dormitories.