Admiral Farragut Academy alumni aren’t just astronauts and admirals. Farragut also has many alumni working in the entertainment industry as actors, writers, directors, producers, and more. The following are just a few of those alumni who attribute much of their success today to the skills they developed at Farragut.
Experience Prekindergarten at Farragut
At Admiral Farragut Academy, we consider all of our faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and even grandparents, as part of the “Farragut Family.” We welcome the relationship and bond that is created between our families and the individuals who interact with, teach, and guide all of our students. Parents choose Farragut because our teachers create a learning environment that centers around support and compassion from early education to high school graduation. This bond begins with our youngest learners in prekindergarten, which is designed for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds.
The Interact Club, an Upper School service club sponsored by the Gulf Beaches Rotary Club, is a new organization at Admiral Farragut Academy this year. The 18 club members have exemplified the club’s motto “Service Above Self” through various volunteer opportunities which included: Read more
An Interview with Jeri Williar, Director of College Placement and Counseling at Admiral Farragut Academy. Williar earned her bachelor’s in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University and her master’s in Counselor Education from the University of North Florida. She has over thirty years of experience in college admissions, college registration, high school college placement, and guidance counseling.
What is the best choice when considering a Religious Vs. Non-religious education in private schools? There are certain parameters parents should consider when choosing between a religious or non-religious school. The values your children grow up on will be the values that shape their adulthood. Does the school you decide to enroll them have to be religious to be good? Read more
During the 2016-17 school year, Upper School Math teacher Amy Smith was busy finding creative ways to teach her students math. This innovative approach to teaching earned her a $10,000 award by the Barrett Family Foundation. Read more
There are many reasons a teen may choose a military school instead of a traditional private school. A common misconception is that all military school’s are “like boot camp” and that is far from the truth. Ask yourself: Does your teen thrive in a structured environment? Is it important that they are involved and belong to something bigger than themselves? Are they interested in serving their country? Read more
Family life is challenging for everybody, bar none. A boarding school solution is great for families with the normal issues of time, distance, and education. Many boarding schools have strict discipline and training. They have modern facilities, provide a safe environment, and create a bonded community. Most young people who come out of boarding schools are well adjusted. They become mature adults that contribute to and make a difference in the world.
The leap from high school to college can seem overwhelming for teens. Parents and students are finding that study abroad can help them not only survive but thrive. Also, it helps them build skills that colleges are looking for. Our students are aware of the benefits and challenges of living away from home. Boarding school abroad develops college skills and provides options for a broader experience from which students can prepare for their next life adventure.
For parents with jobs that demand more than the average professional’s commitment, it can be difficult to find an education for embassy workers’ children. They want one that truly emphasizes academics while also encouraging students to push their boundaries and explore. There are 10 reasons embassy workers choose boarding schools. Parents who live and work at U.S. Embassies find boarding schools to be an excellent option for their high school aged children.