Falmouth Academy hosts open house on Oct. 26


Falmouth Academy will host a fall admissions open house from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The campus, at 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, will be open for touring throughout the afternoon. Student guides will conduct tours and answer questions and teachers and current parents will be available to meet with visitors, according to a press release.

The open house will include information sessions on all grade 7-12 programs, including: the middle school years, college guidance, the school’s science program and financial aid.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet Falmouth Academy’s Head of School, Mark Segar. Interested families may stop by for a few minutes or stay for the full two hours.

Thirty students from Martha’s Vineyard currently attend Falmouth Academy. The Academy van will pick up families at the Woods Hole terminal at 2 pm, and will leave the school at 4:15 pm, in time for the 5 pm return trip.

Falmouth Academy also announced that Stephen A. Duffy was named the next Head of School by a unanimous vote of the school’s Board of Trustees. Currently, Mr. Duffy is Upper School Principal of Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey. He will assume the Falmouth Academy position on July 1, 2014, after Mark Segar concludes his year as interim Head of School.

Mr. Duffy, who has more than 25 years of independent school experience, received an undergraduate degree in English and a Master’s degree in English Literature from Middlebury College. He also earned an Ed.M. in Educational Administration from Columbia University. Since 2005, he has been at Rutgers Prep, an independent, co-ed, day school of 700 students, grades pre-school through 12.

“The selection of head-of-school is one of the Board of Trustees’ most important responsibilities,” said Beth Colt, chairman of the Falmouth Academy Board of Trustees. “We can be proud not only that Steve Duffy has accepted the appointment, but also that the scope of our search was extensive and attracted such outstanding candidates. Stephen Duffy’s experience, educational philosophy and leadership style make him a great fit to lead Falmouth Academy in the coming years.”

Falmouth Academy, an independent day school for college-bound students in grades 7-12, is noted for its strong, supportive community, rich academic curriculum, extensive arts program and competitive athletics.

For information, call Mike Earley, Assistant Headmaster and Director of Admissions, at 508-457-9696, ext. 224.