Admiral Farragut Academy is situated on a picturesque, 35-acre gated waterfront campus that once housed the prestigious Jungle Country Club Hotel and Resort. Great care has been applied over the years to maintain and preserve the historic land and buildings that were constructed during the 1920’s Florida Boom Era.
35-acre gated waterfront campus
Full-service dining hall
70 dorm rooms for 5- and 7-day boarding students
13 dorm rooms used by faculty and staff as well as 4 on-campus apartments and 3 on campus homes
Aviation center featuring state-of-the-art training equipment
Marine science centers with a full assortment of aquariums and marine life
A recently renovated library and student center now called the Roy M. Speer Student Center that includes group spaces for meeting, study, student interaction; features within center include the newest technology, SMART Boards, four computer labs and a 16,000 volume library
Hydroponics center where students raise a variety of fish as a part of their marine science requirements
State-of-the-art engineering labs in the upper and lower school buildings
Innovative classrooms equipped with SMART Board, Smart Document Cameras and Smart Response learning tools
School gardens, green spaces, trails, and picnic areas
Museum of Farragut that features a wealth of memorabilia detailing memory lane
A solar panel photovoltaic installation funded by Duke Energy Florida that helps generate electricity to serve the student center
A plethora of courtyards used for student gatherings, homecoming events, graduation, and alumni weddings
Farragut is a gated community in a family-friendly neighborhood with 24/7 campus security. All campus gates are locked after 10:30 p.m. The dormitory has alarmed doors between the male and female dorms. Approximately 20 Residential Life Staff members live in their own rooms within the dormitories and monitor the dorms at all times. Additional faculty and staff live in apartments or houses, which are located on or directly next to campus.
Similar in approach to colleges and universities, Farragut has set in place an extensive emergency and safety management plan. Due to confidential information, this plan is only accessible to current students and parents in our private student and parent portal in Focus.
A major feature that separates Farragut from many other schools is the immediate access to the water. Our waterfront facilities allow students to learn in a unique way and they also give students an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors unlike any other place. Features include:
The yacht basin and boathouse that is situated on Boca Ciega Bay, well-known in the region for its abundance of marine life including dolphins and manatees
Fleet of boats including a specially designed marine science boat, sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, and more
Fishing equipment including casting nets, crab cages and fishing poles
Another area where we take pride is our athletic facilities, which have been the training ground for several state champions and future collegiate and professional athletes. Features include:
Outdoor heated swimming pool that is used year-round by students, faculty and summer campers
A field house with weight rooms, a wrestling room, athletic trainer’s office, renovated locker rooms, fitness equipment, and athletic offices.
A recently renovated gymnasium featuring the J.A. Huntley entrance and foyer addition
A multi-purpose stadium used for football, soccer and lacrosse teams with home and visitor sitting areas
An eight-lane, state-of-the-art rubberized track surrounding the athletic field
Baseball and softball diamonds with separate batting cages for baseball and softball
Two outdoor tennis courts
Two outdoor basketball courts that have recently been resurfaced and repainted; basketball courts feature adjustable glass backboards and sturdy rims
Two sand volleyball courts
Sand volleyball court on waterfront
Partnership with elite golf, tennis and swimming clubs in the area for use by respective athletic teams