Admiral Farragut Academy

501 Park Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Tel: 727-384-5500 ext 220
Gr: (Boarding) 8-12 | 307 students
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Students come from an average of 28 countries and 17 U.S. states to attend Admiral Farragut Academy in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Students come from an average of 28 countries and 17 U.S. states to attend Admiral Farragut Academy in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida.
All dorm rooms have a private bathroom and many have waterfront views.
Admiral Farragut Academy offers up to 14 sports during the three seasons.
Scuba is offered during the academic school day and students can earn Advanced, Master Diver, and Cavern diving certifications, among others. They travel the state of Florida to visit famous springs and popular dive sites.
Aviation, one of the many signature programs at Farragut, allows students to earn their Private Pilot's license and earn 5 dual enrollment credits at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the #1 aeronautical university in the United States.
Engineering courses such as Intro to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Civil Engineering & Architecture emphasize critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving.
Students use the school's waterfront boat basin during and after school or on the weekends for sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, fishing, or seine and cast netting.
Fun activities and events to build stronger friendships with your peers.
There are a multitude of Upper School Clubs and new clubs may be started with enough student interest and a faculty/staff sponsor. An example of some current clubs: Key Club, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society / National Junior Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spoken Word Poetry Club, Book Club, Guitar Club, Drill Team, Dive Club, and Robotics.
Every year our seniors receive 100% college acceptance. The last graduate class earned $5.1 million in merit scholarships and a handful went on to service academies or to play collegiate sports.
Admiral Farragut Academy is a private, coed, international, day and boarding school located on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Farragut delivers individualized education with hands on experiences, and offers signature programs such as Naval Science (Military), Aviation, Engineering, Marine Science, and Scuba.
Our faculty focus on developing the whole student and are involved in each student's life in and out of class. We represent students an average of 27 countries and we offer ESOL classes for non-English speakers.
Farragut also offers a fine arts program, 14 sports, sailing, weekend trips to Florida springs or Disney, and other extracurricular activities.

Upcoming Events and News

  • Marine Science students learn from local anglers - 04/02/2015 - Thanks to the NOAA Oral Histories Grant that our school received, 8th grade Marine Science classes interviewed local fishermen and collected a history of recreational fishing in Tampa Bay through recordings and video.
  • Two students earn local leadership scholarship - 04/02/2015 - The JSG Leadership Program is a scholarship based program which recognizes high school girls in Pinellas County who display community awareness and involvement, academic achievement, and embody the values and poise to represent the Suncoasters and the City of ...more
  • Farragut wrestlers claim titles while making history - 04/02/2015 - Enmon and McGee, despite starting their journeys for different reasons and at different periods in their life, cemented themselves in history on the same day, becoming the first Admiral Farragut Academy wrestlers to win state titles.

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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
Admiral Farragut Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College-Prep Military College Preparatory
Grades Offered 8-12 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1933 1910
Campus Size 35 acres 125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 307 students 295 students
% International Students 23% 20%
% Students Boarding 54% 68%
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 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 42% 66%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $4 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$43,850
(includes all meals)
$48,520
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a $27,240
Tuition international students $46,850 $45,900
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$37,000 $37,000
% Students on Financial Aid 20% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $6,000 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No

Admission

Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Acceptance Rate 83% 57%

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 9 16
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, English Literature & Comp, Environmental Science, Government/Economics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 17 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Riflery, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 17 23
ExtracurricularsArt, Aviation, Book, Chess, Debate, Fellowship, Fitness, Guitar, Key, Leo, MMA, Multicultural, National, Prom, Psychology, Robotics, SCUBA

College Matriculation

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

School Notes:

  • 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.
  • LD types supported: ADD, ADHD, Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: FCIS, SACS, TABS, SAIS, NAIS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is IMG Academy (24.9 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bradenton, FL
    5500 34th Street West
    BradentonFL 34210
    1-800-872-6425
    24.9 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 900 students
  • Lake Wales, FL
    22000 Hwy 27
    Lake WalesFL 33859
    863-676-6091
    70.4 mi | Gr. 5-12 | 110 students
  • Windermere, FL
    6189 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd
    WindermereFL 34786
    212.232.0266 x825
    86.2 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 1200 students
  • Montverde, FL
    17235 Seventh Street
    MontverdeFL 34756
    407-469-2561
    86.3 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 1200 students
  • Lake Mary, FL
    650 Rantoul Lane
    Lake MaryFL 32746
    212-232-0266 x825
    110.6 mi | Gr. Pre-K-12 | 541 students
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