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Welcome from the Headmaster

Head of School

Parents and students at Admiral Farragut Academy consistently tell me that what makes us so special is our community. It is a unique feeling hard to describe until you experience it. Here, we are a part of a caring group of faculty, staff, friends and parents. As both a boarding and day school, students in both areas benefit from the cultural diversity and become extraordinarily close. They call it the “Farragut Experience.” Whether our day students take a boarding student home for the weekend or our boarding students invite day students to visit them in their country, it is a sense of belonging that sets us apart. Students here are not afraid to try new things and their peers encourage them to do so.

If you combine this with our beautiful waterfront campus, our amazing faculty, depth of curricular offerings, and our unique opportunities like - sailing, aviation, engineering and marine science - I appeal to you to find a school that compares.

Our students benefit from academic excellence, a safe and caring environment, leadership, and social development, all taught through our military model - a model that has worked successfully for hundreds of years. Here, our students are held accountable, taught integrity, honor, self-discipline, and commitment. We strive to develop emotionally mature and resilient young men and women.   

When I am out in the community at events with our students or when I hear feedback from college placement staff, I am so proud of our students and I enjoy watching our parents beam with pride in their child.

I invite you to visit our campus and see what we're all about. We look forward to you becoming part of our family.

Respectfully yours,

Robert J. Fine, Jr. | rfine@farragut.org


Headmaster Background

Robert J. Fine, Jr. has been with Admiral Farragut Academy since 1989 and has served in many capacities including Teacher, Coach, Dormitory Supervisor, Middle Division Head and Assistant Headmaster. He has served in his current position as Headmaster of Admiral Farragut Academy since 1998. He currently serves on the St Petersburg College Board of Trustees where he is the Vice Chairman and the FHSAA Public Liaison Advisory Committee.  In the past he has served on the FCIS Board of Directors, the FHSAA Board of Appeals and has continued to be active in NAIS, AMSCUS, TABS, BAAIS and SACS.

Admiral Farragut Academy is a private, college prep, day and boarding school located in St. Petersburg, FL serving grades PreK thru 12th grade.

501 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710   |   (727) 384-5500   |   Request Information

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