We’re the parents of three Falmouth Academy graduates and a current FA senior, so we’ve been living and breathing this amazing school for the past dozen years. Dinner table conversations almost always revolve around something FA-related: Science Fair, sporting events, German exchanges, concerts, art shows, Marconi Beach Days, Spirit Weeks … you name it, we’ve talked about it!"
- Rachel and Charlie Van Voorhis, Mattapoisett
Rachel and Charlie Van Voorhis with Anna ’10 (Macalester College ’15), Eliza ’17 (Middlebury College ’21), Lyon ’11 (Yale ’15), and Charlotte ’16 (Yale ’20).
Every parent wants to provide their child with the opportunity and encouragement to excel, and Falmouth Academy is an environment that has supported both ambition and excellence for our children. Many people would say that the benefit of private schools is that they open doors; this does not tell the full story of Falmouth Academy. What our family loves most about FA is that it has given our children the confidence to open doors. Surrounded by gifted teachers who care deeply about their intellectual development, our daughters have been consistently reminded that they have the capacity to go out into the world and do great things.”
- Tammy and Ben Feldott, Waquoit
Tammy and Ben Feldott with Brianna ’14 (University of Southern California ’18), Cody ’22, Brooke ’19, and Brittany ’12 (Georgetown ’16).
"Over my many years commuting on the boat to the university, I was continually impressed by the Vineyard kids on their way to and from Falmouth Academy. Their dedication to their studies was obvious. More importantly though, I was taken aback by how well they watched out and cared for each other. I wanted my son, Kiric, to experience this wonderful sense of community and belonging. We haven’t been disappointed"
-Tom Hallahan, Oak Bluffs
Tom with his son Kiric '18 (Skidmore '22)
“Everyone has a place here – the actor, the athlete, the artist, the scientist. The teachers are amazing. They have the freedom to teach their passion. They’re approachable, supportive. Their standards are high. And as our daughters say, ‘our homework means something.’ "
-Andrée and John Ramsey, Falmouth
Andrée Ramsey with daughters Kyra ’22 and Ainsley ’20, brother Wayne Laflamboy and the girls’ grandparents, Wayne Laflamboy and Florence Ramsey, at Grandparents and Special Friends Day in October.
“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
Jen and Greg Russell with children Oliver ’17 (Bates College ’21), Grace ’19, Nick ’14 (Boston College ’18), and Ava ’23
"When we decided to relocate from Hong Kong to the U.S., a major concern for us was finding the right school for our son, Erik. We decided on Falmouth Academy for a number of reasons, but what really impressed us was FA's dedication to education and the positive atmosphere they create that fosters learning. We are now in our second year at FA (8th grade), and we could not be happier. Erik's transition went extremely well and all of our expectations have been met or exceeded."
- Nicole and Rick Palmer, East Falmouth
Nicole and Rich Palmer and their son, Erik ’21
“Coralee has blossomed with the attentive, caring, and nurturing environment at Falmouth Academy. The most cherished benefit is the confidence she has found in herself.”
- Susan Wade, Vineyard Haven
Susan Wade and her daughter Coralee ’18 (Tulane '22)
“As residents of Martha’s Vineyard, we chose Falmouth Academy for our two sons for a variety of reasons, including the culture of the school. Students feel comfortable being themselves, and it’s ‘cool’ to be smart at FA.
“The administrators and teachers are excellent, which is just one more reason why our boys are eager to go to school each day. The academics are strong, and students get a lot of practice in effective communication while sitting around beautiful large wooden tables in many classes.
“We cherish so many facets of the school— from course offerings to the top-notch Science Fair to all the great after-school events, including those in which parents participate.”
Caroline and Reiner Fenske, Edgartown
Caroline and Reiner Fenske with their sons Charlie ’18 (MIT '22) and Lukas ’20