Why Choose Farragut?
- Read parent testimonials!
- All faculty and staff members are caring and highly educated - with over 41% holding a Masters Degree.
- Faculty members are dedicated - the majority have taught at Farragut for 5 to 8 years.
- 10% of our current students are children of Farragut alumni - we are proud of our legacy!
- 12,000 square foot, rubber-mulch playground that is partially covered by a sun shade with slides, swing set, sandbox, and more. PreK has a separate mini-playground which includes a sun shade, swing set, sandbox, and toys.
- 16,000 volume library on campus with a section dedicated to young readers.
- Every month, one student from each classroom is chosen as “Citizen of the Month” based on their actions and are publicly recognized in a special flag ceremony.
- Touch tank in Middle School classroom is often used by the Elementary School. Our second graders are also responsible for their self-contained pond ecosystem located in their classroom.
- All grades participate in physical education and Spanish 3 times per week.
- International student body on campus (since we are also a boarding school 6-12th grade) brings a “global feel” to the school’s community.
- Home to two alumni who were moon-walking astronauts (Charlie Duke & Alan Shepard). We even have a moon rock on campus!
- Small class-sizes with individual attention.
- Farragut celebrates our families by providing small, friendly events for parents to network, i.e. Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Family Day, Family Night, Mystery Readers, Parents' Group, Family Cookouts, Field Day, and more.
- QTalk curriculum which uses a scientific approach to Spanish instruction that blends auditory, visual and tactile elements, enhances retention and allows students to speak in complete sentences after their first lesson.
- Smart Boards in every classroom.
- Netbooks in PreK-5th grade.
- 35-acre, gated campus offers numerous amenities that provide hands-on learning, i.e. pioneer garden, outdoor basketball courts, athletic fields, and waterfront, as well as a shady campus for outdoor classroom activities.
- Our waterfront is used to explore marine life, which includes a salt marsh regeneration area, marine science boat with hydrophone which is used to take the students on learning excursions.
- We teach beyond the classroom and provide many exciting field trips and on-campus activities for each grade: click here to see each classroom’s journey.
- Nutrition for healthy kids! Our Spotlight Program in the dining hall teaches students about making healthy food choices. The menus are color coded with red, yellow, and green dots. These colors demonstrate healthy food choices.
STOP - think about eating a smaller portion
SLOW - balance your meal with green choices
GO - eat all you want!
- Grades 3-5 are taught using a departmentalized approach in which teachers teach specific subject areas to each grade. There are several positive outcomes to this approach. Student achievement is accelerated because the teachers possess a genuine understanding of the subject matter and gain an understanding of each child's learning style specific to that subject. Read more.