Your Home, Away From Home
At Farragut, our prep school boarding students work hard to be successful and it shows, with our students 100% college accepted. Not only do they benefit from faculty with decades of experience in their respective fields, but they also get to choose from signature programs that separate Farragut from other boarding schools.
HEAR DIRECTLY FROM SOME OF OUR BOARDING STUDENTS
Experience the Benefits
Boarding schools are the better life preparation path from high school, college, career, and beyond. At boarding school, students have the opportunity to study and live with students and teachers who share their passion to learn and grow in a fun environment. Boarding students have the opportunity to try many activities or fine-tune a passion with plenty of support.
The Boarding School Difference
Now more than ever, parents are trying to balance the desire for their child’s happiness with the reality that education and the workplace are becoming more competitive. Preparing young people for happy, fulfilling lives is the mission of any boarding school. In this uniquely structured residential environment, students benefit from an individualized support system of teachers, college placement advisors, dorm parents, counselors and coaches—all focused on the development of the whole person. With the support of the parents, boarding schools challenge students to thrive through exploration, engagement, and empathy.
Choose Your Interest
Whether it’s Aviation, Engineering, Leadership, Marine Science, Naval Science (NJROTC) or Scuba, day and boarding students at Farragut create a foundation hard to find anywhere else.
Learn to Lead
Another unique aspect of Farragut is the way our students thrive in the prep school structured atmosphere. They understand that you have to listen to learn and follow to lead.
Confident for College
Every year our graduates earn over $5 million in academic and athletic scholarships and attend universities like Stanford, Miami, and UCLA. Farragut students are 100% college accepted. Our students also have opportunities to receive nominations to the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Our boarding students are ready for college because they have lived in a culturally diverse environment and become independent by being away from home.
Friends and Faculty Who Become Family
When we ask our students to describe Farragut in one word, many say “family” and it’s true. Classmates are also study partners, roommates, hallmates, and best friends. Boarding students often go home with day students, and day students are found on campus after school hours. Since our students come from all over the world, sharing cultures and languages is prominent around campus.
Work Hard, but Relax Too
Our students take pride in their prep school academic standing, but they also know how to be well-rounded. The spacious dorm rooms shared by one or two others allow boarding students to unwind after a busy day of school and extracurricular activities.
Discover St. Petersburg, Florida
Farragut is situated on the waterfront in one of the most picturesque places you will ever find. St. Pete Beach — which is minutes away by car or bicycle — is routinely ranked by travel magazines and websites as one of the top vacation spots in the United States. Having a campus with a waterfront with sailboats, paddleboards, kayaks, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an outdoor pool, weight room, tennis courts, and athletic fields gives boarders a plethora of fun opportunities to choose from.
Delicious & Healthy Meal Options
A home away from home wouldn’t be complete without home-cooked meals. With a dining staff professionally trained in culinary – breakfast, lunch and dinner can’t be topped. Omelets prepared the way you like. A salad bar with an endless selection of toppings. Themed dinners like roll-your-own sushi nights (pictured). An assortment of different desserts each day of the week. We ensure you’ll always find something you’ll like.
Summer Boarding Program
The Summer Signature Series is a unique summer boarding school experience for teens entering grades 8-12 (ages 13-18). Attendees will be immersed in Farragut’s signature programs while also having fun during local activities and trips.
The Boarding Experience
“It’s great going to boarding school. I’ve grown up a lot over this past year. You really learn how to take care of yourself. Of course, there are adults here to help you but you also have to learn good time-management skills, good organization.”
“Being a boarding student has made me focus on what I want to be in the future. You interact with so many people wanting to be successful that it inspires you to achieve something in life.”
“I’m so grateful for the four years of experience that pushed me to grow, learn, and believe in unlimited potentials.”
“The leadership characteristics I’ve been able to develop here have helped me immensely. Thinking back to who I was and who I would have been is amazing. I’ve been able to do so many different things here where at other schools, you get one club or one sport to choose.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Parents on Boarding School
Students on Boarding School
The waterfront. The beach. Friends from all over the world. Scuba diving. Camping. A faculty that goes above and beyond to prepare you for the next step. Athletic competition. Drama, art and music. Trips to amusement parks. And the list goes on…
So, what are you waiting for? Let the journey begin.