Admiral Farragut Academy - Review #2

Admiral Farragut Academy

About the Author:

College Enrolled University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Home Town, State (Country) St. Petersburg, FL
Years Attended Boarding School 5
Activities During Boarding School I was a member of National Honor Society, Multicultural Club, Band, and participated in theater productions. I was the Band Commander my senior year. The Band did many community service activities including playing at nursing homes, special military events, and marching in parades in downtown St.Petersburg and Mobile, Alabama. I was a part of many musical productions during my time at Admiral Farragut.

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
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 really get to know their students.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing to happen at Admiral Farragut was the many opportunities that I have had and the friendships that I have created. Admiral Farragut is a military school and therefore we were required to wear uniforms and participate in parades. This gave me the opportunity to become the Band Commander. This is an achievement that I will always remember because it encouraged me to become a leader. I have grown as a person attending Admiral Farragut. This is through the academics that allowed me to graduate college with honors and the respect and discipline I was taught.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I don't think that I would have done anything differently. The only advice I would give for attending Admiral Farragut is to learn respect at the start and to take care of your uniform.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Overall, what I liked most about Admiral Farragut was the amazing teachers and staff. They were always there to support me and challenge me. I also liked the small class sizes and the idea that I was part of a community.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I would recommend going to the waterfront and learning to sail. Admiral Farragut requires that students get their QBH which stands for Qualified Boat Handler before they graduate. I would recommend getting this as soon as possible. I would also recommend striving to become a leader at Admiral Farragut by earning rank.The military aspects encourage discipline and respect and award those who shows these characteristics.


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Admiral Farragut provides rigorous academic courses that extend everywhere from regular, honors, to advanced placement. There are many classes to chose from and every school year new courses are being added. Students are given opportunities to go to morning tutorial and after school tutorials daily. The teachers are always available to help students and keep them on task. Admiral Farragut instills in their students respect and discipline. Admiral Farragut has students who have been accepted to top school such as Harvard, Princeton, and the Army and Naval Academies. The graduates from Admiral Farragut come out on top of other graduates from other schools because they impress colleges with their respect and professionalism.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
There are many athletic programs provided at Admiral Farragut including football, track and field, swimming, soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and lacrosse. The athletics teams have won many awards and have gone as far as winning state championships. Admiral Farragut competes against other private schools and is known for having some of the best athletes.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Admiral Farragut has put on many musicals over the years such as The Music Man, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Wedding Singer.I liked that everyone was given a role no matter how much experience they had in theater. There was a musical every year in addition to smaller plays by the drama classes throughout the year. Admiral Farragut is in the process of building a new auditorium that will allow the arts program to expand.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Admiral Farragut has many clubs and volunteer opportunities on a regular basis. I participated in beach clean ups, going to nursing homes to visit the residents, and going to Build a Bear workshop to make bears to donate to children in need.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The dorms have been recently updated and each room is air conditioned, has wireless internet, and has its own bathroom. There a multiple residential life faculty living on campus to help the boarding students any way they can. The residential life faculty take students on trips to the mall every Wednesday and take students on trips to stores and other places weekly. Students are given opportunities to go to theme parks in Orlando such as Disney and Universal each year and smaller trips to places such as Fort Desoto. The residential life faculty make every effort to make the boarding students feel at home and act like their parents away from home.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Admiral Farragut provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the boarding students and lunch for the day students. The cafeteria has different items to chose from daily including a hot meal, a salad bar, sandwiches, soups, and deserts. The cafeteria is always clean and the food is very good and healthy, There is something for everyone to eat because there are so many options..

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Admiral Farragut is located near many stores and has a mall in walking distance to the school. The location is perfect because there are many restaurants and stores in the surrounding area. Admiral Farragut takes students to the mall and other stores such as Walmart every weekend. Students are also taken to the movie theater and other events on a regular basis.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Admiral Farragut is a small school yet has plenty of people to build friendships with. The environment is positive, friendly, and supportive. There are students from a variety of countries and therefore you are able to meet a diverse group of people. The teachers and friends that I have met at Admiral Farragut will always be a big part of my life.

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