This was an amazing experience, the small class size, the creativity of the students (and some teachers), the relaxed yet strict honor code, and many other things. Every day is a new exciting experience, and it was overall one of the best things that has ever happened to me in my life.
I stumbled on these reviews while planning a trip and was happy to see my school reviewed. I will always be grateful for the six years I spent at Falmouth Academy. It prepared me so well for college. To me, the great, caring teachers, and the fact that it feels like a big family were such a refreshing change from what I was used to. I'd send my own kid there in a minute.
I am now mid-20's, and attended FA for 3 years. I originally loved it - the arts, the small and personal classes, the unique way in which the curriculum was was taught - but the second two years nearly put me over the edge! The many nights of maybe only 2 hours of sleep due to all the homework eventually made me a walking zombie and emotional wreck. I also found that the stressful work environment lead to substance abuse - either to help get the work done, or to help "escape" - which was pretty rampant among the wealthier kids because, hey, they could pay for it! It's a side no one really talks about I think, because FA has this "incredible reputation," but I think it's definitely something of which to be aware.
For the most part, teachers at FA love and endlessly praise the “smart kids” while treating the average to less than average students completely unfairly. Once a student has progressed through several grades, they develop a reputation amongst the faculty of being either being smart or not smart. Entering a new classroom with a new teacher may seem like a fresh start, however, at FA, once a “C-student” always a “C-student”: teachers grade their students completely based on their reputation and not on the level of proficiency they display in the course work. Overall, my experience of FA includes long nights of busy work followed by unfair grades given by bias teachers. I would not recommend this school to anyone who is not a genius.
As a former student, I look back on my time at Falmouth Academy as an incredibly beneficial experience. The academics are first rate and the teachers truly get to know and care about their students; it is hard to think of a better preparation for a college career, especially in the liberal arts. That said, FA is a very small school, and the pluses and minuses of that are obvious: it can feel very socially restricting at times while at others that small size can create a close knit and supportive atmosphere.
Any students looking at Falmouth Academy should talk clearly with their parents about how much and why that size matters to them, since it is a very significant part, both good and bad, of the FA experience. All in all, for a student that is serious about their academics and aware ahead of time of the size, and its social implications, Falmouth Academy is a great school.
I thought FA would be a good school for my child, So we visited it, i thought i liked the school... i researched it.... talked to other parents about it, but when my 13 year old son went for his first day there, he came home disapointed and the more into the school year it got the more i disliked the school... what they showed on the tour and what the teachers say is the opposite that they mean... I have advice for any parent that wants to send there kid to FA dont send them... thanks for reading -Anne Rubert
I am a student at Falmouth Acadmey and i love it there. The students are great and the teachers are very helpful to any student who needs help. FA is a great community. I highly recamend this school to everyone.
This year my daughter began 7th grade at FA. She has evolved into a self-confident, introspective young woman who is comfortable striving to become the best she can be. What a difference from dragging her out of bed every morning to attend public school last year! At FA she is rewarded for accomplishing the things that matter, not ignored for doing well while those who act out receive all the "attention". It's well worth the investment to watch your child grow into the challenges provided by this wonderful school environment.
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