Discover the Possibilities
Admiral Farragut Academy provides a university preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women.
The Farragut Experience
Private, University Prep
K-12th Grade Day School
8th-12th Grade International Boarding School
One School from Kindergarten to Graduation
Students at Farragut grow into young men and women who love to learn, have developed friendships with peers from around the world, and who are confident and independent when moving onto college. It’s been proven year after year that the students with the longest tenure at Farragut graduate as some of the top students in their class!
In addition to the traditional K-12 curriculum, Farragut students have the following opportunities:
- Earn their AP Capstone Diploma
- Learn multiple languages: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and sign language
- Take Aviation courses and earn a Private Pilot License
- Hands-on Marine Science at the campus’ waterfront
- Earn up to four Scuba certifications
- Make robots come to life in Engineering classes and clubs
- Leadership skills earned through the NJROTC program
- Earn their Sailing certification
Campus Life: As a Boarding or Day Student
- Join one of our athletic teams that welcome all levels of ability (athletics start in 6th grade, but are also offered as a club in earlier grades)
- Head to the waterfront to sail, kayak, cast net, or fish
- International Boarding students venture out for a weekend camping or dive trip to a Florida spring or visit Florida theme and water parks like Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Sea World, and more
- Relax on campus for big screen movie and game nights
- Through dorm life and our college-like campus students learn to manage time and personal space, and to live harmoniously with others.
- Students note that living with peers pushes them to work harder than they would in another setting.
- The Upper Schools NJROTC program provides the tools to become organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful to self and others. Leadership positions and naval science training make our students’ college applications stand out.
College placement counselors tell us our kids interview well. Our students are poised, articulate, and demonstrate public speaking skills that most adults would envy.
With so many students, faculty and staff living on campus, we truly are a family. Our faculty and staff coach sports, join students at the breakfast and dinner table, help with tough assignments during nightly study hall, and truly care, as parents do.
A multicultural, multilingual international student body means everyone–students and faculty alike–get the benefit of learning new languages, foods, and cultures. International boarding students often go home with day students for the weekend, and day students are often invited to visit homes, states, and countries of their classmates over the summer.
The "Farragut Experience"
The combination of invaluable academic and life lessons learned at Farragut create what our alumni call “The Farragut Experience.” Farragut has always prepared graduates to be critical thinkers, ready to conceive of technology that has yet to be invented and succeed in careers that do not currently exist.
Two Alumni are Moonwalking Astronauts!
Farragut has graduated two of the twelve moon-walking astronauts, Alan Shepard, Class of ’41, and Charlie Duke, Class of ’53. Charlie is famous for saying that the word astronaut didn’t exist when he started at Farragut, but the education here prepared him for anything!
Located on the Gulf Coast in St. Petersburg, Florida we enjoy incredible tropical weather with an average temperature of 74°F (23°C) and 361 days of sunshine a year. Our students sail, fish, kayak, and go to the beach all year long!
Summer Camps & Programs
Admiral Farragut Academy offers overnight boarding summer programs for boys and girls in 8th to12th grade and day summer camps for boys and girls age 4 and up.
The summer programs and camps are organized and run by Farragut faculty and staff and are located on Admiral Farragut Academy’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. || Learn More
Admiral Farragut Academy is a special place that offers an experience like no other. Our campus and community become a home for our students as they grow up and discover their talents and passions through the guidance of our dedicated faculty and staff, the direction of our administration, and the support of the school community.
Since its opening in 1933 in Pine Beach, New Jersey, and then in 1945 in St. Petersburg, Florida, Admiral Farragut Academy has been committed to providing students with a learning environment that is physically safe and emotionally supportive, where intelligence and compassion are highly valued, and where relationships are built that can last a lifetime.
Here, students play an active role in their learning. We are a school whose wide offerings in academics, athletics, the arts, and extracurricular activities give students incredible opportunities to discover their unique gifts and talents and to develop the confidence that grows from knowing that they have something of value to contribute to others.
Farragut is blessed to have a top-notch faculty, devoted to teaching and connecting with students well beyond the classroom walls. For us, learning goes beyond the textbook, and we take advantage of our gorgeous campus on the water to go out and let our students experience for themselves many of the concepts we are teaching them.
What Others Say
Testimonials from Parents, Students, and Alumni
Here are a few reasons why students choose Farragut and why their parents couldn’t be happier.
“We’ve been here 11 years. Everything that Farragut has given back to our children as a whole is AMAZING!”
“My Farragut education was the single most important thing in my formative years. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!”
“Farragut’s specialty programs like Aviation, Leadership and Marine Science allow our graduates to turn a traditional high school transcript into a foundation unlike any other. We take pride in producing graduates who are miles ahead of millions of other college applicants.”
Farragut and the people here have transformed us into a class of artists, incredible athletes, licensed pilots, award-winning writers, slightly annoying math enthusiasts, and the most skillful leaders I’ve ever had the privilege of meeting.
“I learned the sense of community, the balance between a rigid setting and a place of togetherness. It is a place where if you want to be pushed to your potential, you can make incredible strides.”
“Our boarding students have a huge advantage when they matriculate to college because they are socially mature, responsible adults and are truly prepared for that college life. College admissions staff always tell us how favorably they look at applications from students who have attended a boarding high school. It really sets them apart.”
“Farragut taught me a lot of things to make me a better person. It has been a large part of my life and was my second home.”
“Students learn teamwork, discipline and respect, just to start. All values that will carry them well above the “crowd” as they go through life. My Farragut education was the single most important thing in my formative years. I wouldn’t trade it for anything!”
“I spent two years at Farragut and they were the best years of my life. I made very good friends that I still stay in contact with. I highly recommend this prestigious school, your child will never forget the experience.”
“This school is not only a learning environment, but also has a family atmosphere. It’s the environment you want your kids growing up in, from PreK all the way to their Senior year.”
“I’m so grateful for the four years of experience that pushed me to grow, learn, and believe in unlimited potentials.”
“The faculty and staff at Farragut taught us how to think and respect others. That you are responsible for what you say and do. Most importantly we learned to judge someone by their character and actions not by the color of their skin, language they speak or their possessions.”
For More Information
It’s undeniable that Farragut offers more than just an education. It’s an experience, a journey, a launch point for life. It’s a place where you can befriend people from the other side of the world or someone lives just down the road. How will you enjoy your Farragut experience? Select a button below to begin the conversation.