Admiral Farragut Academy

501 Park Street North,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: 727-384-5500
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 385 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
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1933 1909
Campus Size 35 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 385 students 295 students
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Navy Jr. ROTC Uniforms)
Casual
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
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,160
(includes all meals)
$48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$20,100
(includes lunch)
$26,800
Tuition international students $44,160 $45,400
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$35,000 $36,800
% Students on Financial Aid 20% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,000 $20,250
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 83% 57%
Director of Admissions Pamela Pardi  
Associate Director of Admissions Erika Rothkegel - Boarding  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Sports

# 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 25
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:

  • HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY REASONS WHY STUDENTS AND FAMILIES CONTINUE TO CHOOSE AND LOVE FARRAGUT.


    Memorable Mentors
    We are not only a school, we are a home. Most of our students live here, as do many of our faculty and staff members. When we ask our students to describe Farragut in one word many say "family" and it's true. Our faculty and staff are much more - they coach your favorite sport, give advice when you need it, remember your birthday, join you and your friends at the dinner table, help with those tough assignments during nightly study hall, and truly care how you are.

    Life-Long Friendships
    Your classmates are also your roommates, study partners, and best friends. Boarding students go home with day students for the weekend and day students are often found on campus after school hours. Since our students come from all over the world, they share their cultures and languages with us and we share ours. When school's out friendship isn't over - these newfound friends visit eachother's homes whether it be across Florida, the United States, or on the other side of the world.

    Beautiful Weather
    Located on the gulfcoast in St. Petersburg, Florida you will find incredible tropical weather with an average 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!

    Unique Opportunities
    Learn about the world of aviation and earn your pilot's license; dive deep into marine science during scuba and oceanography class; make robots come to life in engineering; everyone finds their creative side in our fine arts program; play one of our 21 sports that welcomes all levels of athletic ability; head to the waterfront after school to sail, kayak, cast net, fish, and more; enjoy the weekends camping and diving the Florida springs, at one of the many Florida theme and water parks (Disney, Universal, Busch Gardens, Sea World, etc), enjoy shopping and dining at the local mall or Downtown St Pete, or relax on campus for our big screen movies and game nights.

    College Preparation
    Living in the dorms on our college-like campus gives students the tools to become independent, responsible young adults. They learn to manage their time and live harmoniously with others. Students note that living with peers pushes them to work harder than they would in another setting. The high school's Naval Jr. ROTC program provides academic structure and the tools to become organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful to self and others. Leadership positions are earned based on qualifications, performance, and seniority which really makes college applications stand out. “College placement counselors tell me our kids interview well. Our students are poised, articulate, and demonstrate public speaking skills that most adults would envy.” - AFA Headmaster, Robert Fine, Jr.

    Success in the Future
    The "Farragut Experience" (as our alumni call it) is unforgettable and the lessons learned are instrumental in their success today. Farragut is proud to say it has graduated TWO of the twelve moon-walking astronauts, Alan Shepard and Charlie Duke, as well as national leaders in the areas of finance, business, philanthropy, entertainment, and military officers.
  • 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 boarding school is IMG Academy (24.9 miles away)
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    941-752-2474
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    212.232.0266 x826
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    407-469-2561
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    Lake MaryFL32746
    212-232-0266 x826
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  • MelbourneFlorida Air Academy
     
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