Admiral Farragut Academy

501 Park Street North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: 727-384-5500 ext. 22
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 410 students
Admiral Farragut Academy is a private, coed, international, day and boarding school located on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Our students benefit from our Naval military based core values used to educate the whole student developing well-adjusted and confident young men and women.
Farragut delivers individualized education with hands on experiences, and offers programs such as Aviation, Engineering, and Scuba.
Whether you are interested in Middle or High School, only by visiting our campus can you truly grasp our warm and welcoming community.
We represent students from over 25 countries and we offer ESOL classes for non-English speakers.
Farragut also offers a fine arts program, 17 sports, sailing, weekend trips to Florida springs or Disney, and other extracurricular activities.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Admiral Farragut Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 8-12 8-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 8-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support Yes Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1933 1908
Campus Size 35 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 410 students 300 students
% Students of Color 15% 18%
% International Students 20% 20%
% Students Boarding 41% 67%
Average SAT Score 1640 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 442 - 567 -
Average ACT score 20 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Navy Jr. ROTC Uniforms)
Average Class Size 16 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:15 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 15
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 65% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $2 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(includes all meals)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(includes lunch)
Tuition international students $44,160 $44,500
Tuition 5 day boarding $35,000 $36,800
% Students on Financial Aid 20% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,000 $19,000
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 83% 58%
Director of Admissions Mr. Brian K. Chatterley
Erika Rothkegel
Associate Director of Admissions  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 20 14
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 24
ExtracurricularsArt Club, Aviation , Book Club, Chess Club, Debate Club, Fellowship Christian Club, Fitness Club, Guitar Club, Key Club, Leo Club, MMA, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Psychology Club, Robotics, SCUBA club

College Matriculation

Year: - 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences with Above Average IQ's
  • School accreditations: FCIS, SACS, TABS, SAIS, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Alan Shephard - Lunar Astronaut
    • Charles Duke - Lunar Astronaut
    • Stephen Stills - Rock Musician
    • Lorenzo Lamas - Actor
    • Spike Mendelsohn - Celebrity Chef in Washington, DC - TV Shows Top Chef and Top Chef All Stars
    • Casper Robert Van Dien - Actor
    • Eduardo Andonie - Singer and Actor
    • Richard Marcinko - Author and former commanding officer of US Navy SEAL Team 2
    • Edwin Richards - Olympian and USA Fencing Hall of Fame Member

Nearby Schools:

The nearest school is IMG Academy (24.8 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • BradentonIMG Academy
    5500 34th Street West
    24.8 mi | 600 students | Gr. Pre-K-12
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