Admiral Farragut Academy - Review #6

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Admiral Farragut Academy
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
1977-1980
Sports and Activities:
Basketball, Track, Golf, Band, Service Academy prep group.
College Enrolled:
Southern Illinois University
Home Town, State:
Sumner, IA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Discipline. Academic Excellence..low student to teacher ratio. A plethora of extra-curricular activities available. Excellent sports support. The best prep school for the service acsdemies..esp. Annapolis.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
Gave appreciation for world affairs !! ( ie: people from all over the world attended there )I received a great well rounded education.My military jobs and experiences after attending here, were enhanced by my Farragut training. Leadership, Discipline, and Camaraderie.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have done nothing different.My advice for prospective students going to a military school.......if you don't want to be there, you won't do well,.....in other words, be there for you, and not your parents.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
It taught me to be mature, and independent, but at the same time, appreciate teamwork, and the camaraderie of my fellow classmates....i still talk to 20 or so classmates from 69-70 on facebook periodically, and i graduated in 1970...46 years ago.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Stay fit, stay active, and have fun....be a part of, ...not a lone ranger....your're all in this together !!.......and most of all, STUDY HARD !!

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Math and Science.....great teachers !!....overall, ALL the teachers were excellent !!.....top notch Naval Science instructors !!!

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Team spirit was second to none !!

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Band was awesome...we had fun,...and we were good !!

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Naval Science gave you a lot of sailing time !!

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Great roommates ...always clean....everone was respectful of each other.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Food was good....no complaints.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Community of St.Petersburg, Fl. was very supportive of Admiral Farragut Academy !!
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The dances were great. There were always activities to keep you busy, if you weren't already. Most of us were.
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Admiral Farragut Academy Alumni #1
Class of 2016
5.00 2/7/2022
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. . .
Admiral Farragut Academy Alumni #2
Class of 1980
5.00 11/25/2017
Jacksonville University
A naval preparatory school on Bocas Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Fl. making it ideal for naval sciences. It has increased it's curriculum of sailing and navigation to include snorkeling, scuba diving and marine. . .
Admiral Farragut Academy Alumni #3
Class of 1980
5.00 8/28/2017
St. Pete Collage, Univ. Of South Florida
Great education, although i didn't appreciate at the time. i also learned how to be a gentleman and Naval Science. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 467 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $58,600
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,100
  • Acceptance rate: 68%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
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