Admiral Farragut Academy - Review #6

Admiral Farragut Academy

About the Author:

College Enrolled Southern Illinois University
Home Town, State (Country) Sumner, IA
Years Attended Boarding School 3
Activities During Boarding School Basketball, Track, Golf, Band, Service Academy prep group.

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, 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 a part of, ...not a lone ranger....your're all in this together !!.......and most of all, STUDY HARD !!


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 !! notch Naval Science instructors !!!


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.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Food was 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
  • University of South Florida
    Admiral Farragut Academy is a very unique experience. With over 80 years of history and traditions, the school knows their product and execute it well. The experiences my peers and I shared was the catalyst. . .
  • Columbia Southern University
    AFA was unique in that it's military background and focus, coupled with the Naval Science curriculum, helped establish in our minds that we were getting a first class education. Friends of mine that attended other. . .
  • 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. . .
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