Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, USA
Admiral Farragut Academy
Admiral Farragut Academy is a co-ed, independent Prekindergarten (starting age 3!) thru 12th grade day school that offers boarding for national and international students in grades 8-12. With students from an average of 32 countries and 17 U.S. states, our global school creates the opportunity for your child to study and connect with students from all over the world. Students also benefit from unique academic programs like Aviation, Marine Science, Scuba, Sailing, Engineering, and Naval Jr. ROTC. Our graduates succeed in college as organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful critical thinkers who understand that dreams and hard work go hand in hand. Admiral Farragut Academy provides a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women. Admiral Farragut Academy's core values form the foundation on which our students, faculty, staff, and alumni perform, educate, and conduct themselves. We use these practices every day in everything we do. Our faculty and staff are committed to helping our students on their journeys of self-discovery by modeling integrity, self-discipline, perseverance and wellness while preparing them for 21st century challenges within a global society. Farragut is a gated community in a family-friendly neighborhood with 24/7 campus security. All campus gates are locked after 10:30 p.m. The dormitory has alarmed doors between the male and female dorms. Approximately 20 Residential Life Staff members live in their own rooms within the dormitories and monitor the dorms at all times. Additional faculty and staff live in apartments or houses, which are not located in the dorms but are on or directly next to campus.
Why Choose Us?
Benefits of "The Farragut Experience"
10% of our current students are children of Farragut alumni - we are proud of our legacy!
A multicultural, multilingual student body in all grades means everyone--students and faculty alike--get the benefit of sharing languages, foods, and cultures.
Small class sizes mean individual attention for YOUR child (average class size is 9 - 15 students).
Full-range of amenities on our 35-acre campus, including a full service dining facility, gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, athletic fields, live aquariums in most classrooms, and waterfront for marine science complete with amarine science boat.
Hot lunch is included in tuition.
Center for Academic Success is an education enrichment area for students needing remediation.
Beautiful, tropical weather with an average temperature of 74°F (23°C) and 361 days of sunshine a year!
Our Marine Science curriculum begins in PreK and takes full advantage of our waterfront property. Hands-on learning includes a salt marsh regeneration area, marine science boat with hydrophone to take the students on learning excursions during the school day, touch tanks, and the maintenance and care of a self-contained pond ecosystem.
STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) begins in 3rd grade.
One-of-a-kind courses including Aviation, Marine Science, Scuba, and Engineering.
Boarding life is a college-like experience which means students learn to manage time and personal space, and live harmoniously with others before college.
As an Honor Naval school, our NJROTC program provides the tools to become organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful of self and others.
General and Boarding Facilities
35-acre gated waterfront campus
Full service dining hall
70 dorm rooms for 5- and 7-day boarding students
13 dorm rooms used by faculty and staff as well as 4 on-campus apartments
Marine science centers
Museum of Farragut history
Yacht basin and boathouse
Fleet of boats including a specially designed marine science boat, sailboats, kayaks, and more
Outdoor heated swimming pool
Weight room, locker rooms, and obstacle course
Baseball and softball diamonds
Soccer and football field
2 tennis courts
Outdoor practice basketball court
2 sand volleyball courts
Indoor rifle range
4 computer labs
Engineering lab in the elementary, middle and high school buildings
16,000 volume library
Wi-Fi and Netbooks
Every classroom has a SMART Board
Smart Document Cameras and Smart Response learning tool
Google Documents used for web-based collaborative work between students and faculty