At Admiral Farragut Academy, many teachers, especially in Lower School, are doing spooky lessons just in time for Halloween on October 31st. Here are some examples of how our students learn while having fun!
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Ella Sokolowski, a senior day student from Seminole, FL, was awarded the Florida Holocaust Museum’s 2020 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award because of her hundreds of hours of community service work. Read more
Admiral Farragut Academy had the distinguished honor to have four Upper School students accepted into the 2020 United States Naval Academy (USNA) Summer STEM Program. This program is perfect for students considering careers such as coders, game developers, designers, or robotics engineers.
On Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th, the Engineering and Naval Science classes held a Cardboard Regatta. For over two weeks, the Engineering and Naval Science classes worked on designing vessels using concepts they learned in both classes. The tools they had to make the boats included cardboard, clear packing tape, duct tape, string, paint, and decorations. Students employed the engineering design process and their understanding of boat terminology and nomenclature to design a vessel that would carry them across Farragut’s pool.
Admiral Farragut Academy won 2020 People’s Choice Best of the Best by the Tampa Bay Times in three categories for the second year in a row!
- Best private school for Preschool
- Best private school for Grade/Middle School
- Best private school for High School
In 2019, Farragut also won in those categories. Thank you to all of our supporters who took the time to vote.
Exciting things are happening at Admiral Farragut Academy. From facilities upgrades to personnel shifts, the school is preparing for the 2020-21 year. One preparation includes a major change in the Lower School: Anita Fine, the long-time Lower School Head, is retiring. Stepping in to replace her as the Interim Head of Lower School is veteran leader Jennifer Grabowski, now entering her 25th year at Farragut.
Congratulations to Maurice Leon ’21 for placing 1st in the Largo Public Library’s 36th Annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition. Maurice was one of over 200 students in Pinellas County to enter this year’s competition, whose theme was Oceans: Fun, Fear, Future.
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