Falmouth Academy’s 34-acre campus is located in the heart of Falmouth’s historical and cultural district at 7 Highfield Drive.
We welcome all kinds of visits to the school. If you would like to see Falmouth Academy in action, we invite you to call the Admissions Office to set up a time to come to school, speak with us, and have a tour. These visits can be for parents only, or for parents and their children.
For most families, the first step of the application process is to schedule a day to interview with us and visit classes. For students, these visits occur on school days and run from 7:55 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. We will arrange a guide for prospective students. If you know a Falmouth Academy student whom you’d like to be your guide, let us know. Visitors generally spend the day in the grade they’ll be joining (current 8th graders, for example, visit the 9th grade classes) but we are happy to have you visit with your current grade if you prefer.
Parents arrive with their children at 7:55 a.m., speak with one of our admissions officers, and have a tour of the school. Parents are welcome to participate in their child’s admissions interview if the day’s schedule permits. Generally, the visit for parents lasts about 45 minutes.
Our student visitors spend a full day in classes. We don’t call it a “shadow day.” Our visitors are far more than shadows—they get involved in classes, interact with students and teachers, and spend time in conversation with people in our admissions office so that we can get to know them as individuals. We believe in the value of a full day visiting classes for students because it is so helpful to both families and the school as we assess the fit between a student and our community. Visitors spending the day with us should bring a lunch, and they should consult the FA dress code (see below) and dress appropriately.
Admissions parking is located in front of the school. As you proceed up our driveway, stay to the right at the fork, following the sign for admissions, drive around the circle, and park in the spaces marked “Admissions” on the right. The Admissions Office is on your right as you enter the main foyer.
For all students:
No student may wear blue denim (skirts and jackets included), hats or sunglasses indoors, athletic wear (windpants, warm-ups, etc.), body piercings (except for earrings) or writing on any shirt (except for small logos on breast pockets). Students may wear a sweatshirt in cooler weather but it can only have the name of a college or university or Falmouth Academy written on it. Students may not have any underwear visible.
For boys: Neat pants (or shorts in September and May that fall above the knee) are acceptable. Boys must wear a buttoned-up shirt when wearing shorts. In general, boys must wear a shirt with a collar.
For girls: Shirts must overlap pants or skirt waists enough so that the midriff is not revealed when bending, sitting, or reaching overhead. Revealing shirts, low-cut tops, low-cut pants, tank tops, and halter tops are not allowed. Very short skirts are also prohibited—hemlines must be below a girl’s fingertips when her arms are placed at her sides. Shorts for girls are allowed in September and May, but they must fall below a girl’s fingertips when her arms are placed at her sides, as well. Also, girls must wear a buttoned-up shirt if they decide that it is warm enough to wear shorts. Just remember: know where you are!
Take Interstate 195 to 495 to Route 25 South and over the Bourne Bridge.
Take 495 South. This becomes 25. Follow 25 to the Bourne Bridge.
Take Route 24 South to 495 South. 495 becomes Route 25. Continue on 25 to the Bourne Bridge.
Take I-93 south from Boston to Route 3 to the Sagamore Rotary, where you go right onto Route 6 toward the Bourne Bridge. Follow the signs to cross the Bourne Bridge.
Take the second right onto Route 28 South, toward Falmouth and Woods Hole. After 13 miles, the highway narrows into a two-lane road. Go on one mile, through the Jones Road traffic light. One-half mile further on, you’ll see a Intergas service station. Turn right before the Intergas service station onto Depot Avenue, go across the bike path, and between the big stone gateposts. Our driveway is the first on the right. At the top of the hill, it forks. The left fork takes you to the faculty/student parking lot; the right fork to the front of the school, visitor parking, the playing fields, and the entrance to the gym and theater.