Since its founding in 1977, Falmouth Academy has played a significant role in education and culture in Southeastern Massachusetts by offering concerts, lectures and events to the regional community throughout the year. FA maintains extensive collaboration with community organizations in arts, cultural, education, scientific and charitable initiatives.
Falmouth Academy is a founding member of Arts on the Hill, a consortium of nonprofits bringing visibility to the cultural resources on Highfield Drive. FA is also a partner in CONNECT, a project funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and local supporters, which promoted Falmouth as an arts destination with economic benefits to the town.
Falmouth Academy is also a founding partner of the Woods Hole Science and Technology Education Partnership with the Falmouth Public Schools, Sea Education Association, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S. Geological Survey, and National Marine Fisheries Service, working together to enhance science, math and technology education in the area.
In addition to our exchanges with sister schools in France and Germany, FA has welcomed more than 60 students from more than 23 countries to live with our families, study at the school, and begin lifelong relationships with Falmouth. FA is a founding member of and active participant in the Independent School Study Abroad Consortium (ISSAC), which sponsors international studies and conferences on environmental policies, peace issues, international politics, social systems, and culture. FA has twice hosted Japanese officials interested in the close relationship between FA and marine science institutions.
Falmouth Academy students routinely support local charities by volunteering their own time and by organizing larger support, both in and out of school. Each year the Student Council chooses a charity to benefit from our annual Gala celebration, which in recent years raised thousands of dollars for local and international organizations. During the school day, students volunteer at local schools and nursing homes. Music groups also perform at town and regional events.