501 Park Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #1 - Steeped in history, with alumni in the White House, on the surface of the moon, professional athletes, and in key leadership positions around the world, Admiral Farragut Academy is an international university preparatory school offering elite academics and outstanding global leadership development. AFA's global headquarters and international boarding school is located on the waterfront in tropical St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #1 - Steeped in history, with alumni in the White House, on the surface of the moon, professional athletes, and in key leadership positions around the world, Admiral Farragut Academy is an international university preparatory school offering elite academics and outstanding global leadership development. AFA's global headquarters and international boarding school is located on the waterfront in tropical St. Petersburg, Florida.
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #2 - Admiral Farragut Academy offers up to 12 sports during the three seasons.
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #3 - Farragut 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. One more reason that Admiral Farragut Academy is the best boarding school in the USA and the best prep school in the world.
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #4 - Every year our international boarding school and prep school 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. Another reason that Admiral Farragut Academy is the best boarding school in the US.
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #5 - SCUBA is offered during the academic school day as part of our prep school curriculum. Students can earn Open Water, Advanced, Dive Master, and Master Diver certifications. Students travel the state of Florida to visit famous springs and popular dive sites. Don't forget, the #1 Beach in the USA is 5 minutes from campus. Our boarding school students love it!
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #6 - Female and male boarding school dormitories are separated. All boarding school dorm rooms have a private bathroom and many have waterfront views of Boca Ciega Bay in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. Imagine living and studying at boarding school near the beach. Enjoy prep school in paradise!
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #7 - Farragut international boarding school is proud to boast two alumni who became astronauts and walked on the moon. RADM Alan Shepard, Jr., USN (Ret.) `41N was the first American in space in 1961 and a member of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. Brig Gen Charles Duke, USAF (Ret.) `53S was a member of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972.
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #8 - 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. Students wake up in the boarding school dorms, ride to the airport and learn to fly airplanes!
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #9 - 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. Combine AP courses with our signature courses and dual enrollment university credit courses, the beach, and it's no wonder that Farragut is the best boarding school in America.
Admiral Farragut Academy Photo #10 - At Farragut boarding school 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,
Admiral Farragut Academy is a private, coed, K-12 day school and 8-12 boarding high school.
Waterfront location on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida. Close to beaches and a vibrant downtown harbor.
Offers signature programs such as STEM, Marine Science, Naval Science (Leadership & Sailing), AP Capstone, Aviation, and Scuba.
Our faculty focus on developing the whole child and are involved in each student's life in and out of class. Our students represent an average of 27 countries and we offer ESL classes for non-English speakers.
Farragut also offers a variety of clubs, competitive sports, and weekend trips to theme parks.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 8-12, PG
  • Students: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $53,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Class of 2016
5.00
Attended
Boarding at Admiral Farragut Academy was one of the best experience of my life, even though I was a foreign student, I never felt home sick.Staff at Farragut where always supportive and well experience. They. . .

Class of 2015
5.00
Stanford University
The most unique aspect of the school, would definitely be the Naval traditions and guidelines that the school follows. It allows for students to gain self- discipline, strive to be leaders and also have awesome. . .

Class of 2012
5.00
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Admiral Farragut Academy is a military college preparatory school that provides a variety of academic courses to chose from. The teachers truly care about their students and the small class sizes allow the teachers to. . .
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Admiral Farragut Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Admiral Farragut Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
8-12, PG
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
K-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1933
1907
Campus Size
40 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
320 students
300 students
% Students of Color
20%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
45%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Various Uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size
17 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
50
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
54%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$6 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$53,200
(Payment plans available. Includes all meals.)
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$33,250
Tuition international students
$58,200
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$44,700
$44,100
Summer Program Cost
$1,500
(Five one-week sessions are offered at $1,500 per session. Discounts if you register for more than one week!)
% Students on Financial Aid
20%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
None / Rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
90%
58%
Director of Admissions
Stephanie Wood
Jeff Ogden

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
50
17
Courses
AP Research, AP Seminar, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature, English Literature & Comp, Environmental Science, Government/Economics, Microeconomics, Statistics

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
28
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Color Guard, Craft Club, DECA, Drama Club, Drill Team, Drone and Robotics, Filmmakers, Financial Literacy, Fishing, Future Business Leaders of America, Guitar, Interact, Model U.N., Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Naval Science Academics Team, Naval Science PT Team, Poetry Club, Russian Club, Social Studies, Spanish National Honor Society, Spanish National Junior Honor Society, Student Government, Teen Sci Cafe

Arts and Music Programs:
Soccer Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
SCUBA

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • Memorable Mentors: We are not only a school -- we are a home. Many of our high school students live here. 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 each other's homes whether it be across Florida, the United States, or on the other side of the world.
  • Beautiful Weather: Located on the gulf coast in St. Petersburg, Florida you will find incredible tropical weather with an average of 74F (23C) 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 marine science class; make robots come to life in engineering; finds your creative side in our fine arts program; play one of our 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.
  • Naval Science: This 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.
  • Success in the Future: The Farragut Experience is unforgettable and the lessons learned are instrumental in their success today. Farragut is proud to say it has graduated TWO of the twelve moonwalking astronauts, Alan Shepard '45 and Charlie Duke '53, as well as national leaders in the areas of finance, business, philanthropy, entertainment, and military officers.
  • LD types supported: ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Mild Learning Differences
  • Admiral Farragut Academy accreditations: FCIS, SACS, TABS, SAIS, NAIS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • RADM Alan Shepard, Jr., USN (Ret.) ‘41N - Moonwalking NASA astronaut: First American in space in 1961 and a member of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971
    • Brig Gen Charles Duke, USAF (Ret.) ‘53S - Moonwalking NASA astronaut: member of the Apollo 16 mission in 1972
    • Lorenzo Lamas '75 - Actor whose notable works include the role of Tom in Grease and the role of Lance in Falcon Crest, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
    • RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN (ret) ‘75N - Former United States Navy Rear Admiral and Administrator of the United States Maritime Administration
    • Maj. Megan M. McClung ‘91N - The first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War
    • Rayshawn Jenkins ‘12 - Safety for the Los Angeles Chargers
    • Joseph Zolfo ‘86N - Film and television producer of the most notable shows God Friended Me and NCIS New Orleans
    • Casper Van Dien ‘88S - Actor on the most notable movies Starship Troopers and as Tarzan in Tarzan and the Lost City
    • John Hodges ‘85N - Started his career on Capitol Hill in 1992 and is currently the Director of Office Supply Services under the Chief Administrative Officer of the House. He has served the US House of Representatives for a total of 27 years
Profile last updated: 03/16/2022
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  • Acceptance rate: 90%
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  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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