The original Admiral Farragut Academy campus was located on the banks of the Toms River in Pine Beach, New Jersey. It was founded as a college preparatory, military-style boarding school for boys in grades 6-12. During Farragut’s first 12 years, the school became so popular that a second campus was purchased in 1945 on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the only campus open today.
The school has changed and grown in many ways since 1933. Here is an overview.
Coeducational, we now welcome all genders
Kindergarten-12th Grade Day School, welcoming local students to our Lower and Upper School
8th-12th Grade Boarding School, welcoming boarding students from Florida, various locations throughout the United States, and international students from all around the world
Naval Science, all 8th-12th grade Upper School students are cadets in the mandatory NJROTC program
Signature Programs, include Aviation, Scuba, STEM, Marine Science, and more
Military traditions continue
Our motto Developing Leaders Since 1933 still rings true.
Admiral Farragut Academy remains one of the only two Naval Honor Schools in the United States.
The NJROTC program is designated by an Act of Congress and reaccredited each year by the Department of the Navy. The southern campus continues many of the military school traditions, but most importantly focuses on character development to create well-rounded, resilient young men and women who are emotionally mature when they matriculate to college.