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Why Choose Us?

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.

One-of-a-kind Courses & Campus Life

In addition to the traditional PreK-12 curriculum, Farragut students have the opportunity to:

  • Earn a Private Pilot License in Aviation courses
  • Dive deep into Marine Science during Scuba and Oceanography classes
  • Make robots come to life in Engineering classes and clubs
  • Leadership skills are earned in high school through our military NJROTC program

Boarding and day students can:

  • Join one of our 21 athletic teams that welcome all levels of ability
  • Head to the waterfront to sail, kayak, cast net, or fish
  • Venture out for a weekend camping or dive trip to a Florida spring or visit Florida theme and water parks like Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Sea World, and more
  • Relax on campus for big screen movie and game nights

College Preparation

“College placement counselors tell me our kids interview well. Our students are poised, articulate, and demonstrate public speaking skills that most adults would envy.” -- Headmaster, Robert J. Fine, Jr. 

  • Through dorm life and our college-like campus students learn to manage time and personal space, and to live harmoniously with others.
  • Students note that living with peers pushes them to work harder than they would in another setting. 
  • The high school NJROTC program provides the tools to become organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful to self and others. Leadership positions and naval science training make our students' college applications stand out.

Memorable Mentors

With so many students, faculty and staff living on campus, we truly are a family. Our faculty and staff coach sports, join students at the breakfast and dinner table, help with tough assignments during nightly study hall, and truly care, as parents do.

Lifelong Friendships

multicultural, multilingual student body means everyone--students and faculty alike--get the benefit of learning new languages, foods, and cultures. Boarding students often go home with day students for the weekend, and day students are often invited to visit homes, states, and countries of their classmates over the summer.

The "Farragut Experience"

The combination of invaluable academic and life lessons learned at Farragut create what our alumni call “The Farragut Experience.” Farragut has always prepared graduates to be critical thinkers, ready to conceive of technology that has yet to be invented and succeed in careers that do not currently exist. To that end, Farragut has graduated two of the twelve moon-walking astronauts, Alan Shepard, Class of '41, and Charlie Duke, Class of '53. Charlie is famous for saying that the word astronaut didn't exist when he started at Farragut, but the education here prepared him for anything!

Beautiful Weather

Located on the Gulf Coast in St. Petersburg, Florida we enjoy incredible tropical weather with an average temperature of 74°F (23°C) and 361 days of sunshine a year. Our students sail, fish, kayak, and go to the beach all year long! 

Summer Camps & Programs

Admiral Farragut Academy offers overnight boarding summer programs for boys and girls in 9th to12th grade and day summer camps for boys and girls in PreK (must be age 4) to 10th grade. The summer programs and camps are organized and run by Farragut faculty and staff and are located on Admiral Farragut Academy's campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. || Learn More >>

Farragut By the Numbers

1933  -  Year Admiral Farragut was founded in New Jersey

410  -  Students enrolled PreK to 12

1945  -  Year the Florida campus was established

1990  -  First female was enrolled

27  -  Average number of countries our students come from

13  -  Sports offered

16  -  Average number of states our students come from

2010  -  Year Warner Brothers’ “Dolphin Tale” was filmed on our campus (the VA Hospital)

2  -  Number of moon-walking astronauts that graduated from Farragut (Shepard and Duke)

63  -  Graduates in the class of 2014

165  -  Number of boarding students 

361  -  Days of sunshine in St Petersburg, Florida

3/1  -  Boy to girl ratio

6,600  -  Oranges eaten in our dining hall each year

35  -  Acres that make up our campus

3  -  Alumni who are Hollywood stars (Lorenzo Lamas, Casper Van Dien, and Stephen Stills from Crosby, Stills & Nash)

13,992  -  Pounds of chicken served in our dining hall each year

15  -  Average class size in the Upper School 

9 - Languages spoken by our faculty and staff (American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, English, French, German, Icelandic, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Vietnamese)

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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