Registration Open for 2020 Summer Camps at Farragut

At Farragut, summer means jump right in. With fun and educational summer day camps and a world-renowned summer boarding program, our attendees get a glimpse of all the “awesome” that happens here all year long. And yes, our camps for EVERYONE, not just students of Admiral Farragut Academy! Read more

Communications to parents regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vlad Poliak ‘20 earns solo pilot endorsement

Please join the Aviation Department in congratulating Vladimir Poliak ‘20 on earning his solo pilot endorsement. Vlad flew solo for the first time on February 26, 2020, in a Cessna 172 aircraft, tail number N99265, at Albert Whitted Airport.

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Summer@Farragut introduces new extended program that lasts entire summer

In addition to the 6-week Summer@Farragut program, we are now offering an Extended Summer@Farragut program that provides housing and supervision the entire summer while school is out of session, May 22 – August 16, 2020. This program was created to help students who may experience potential international travel restrictions.

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The Importance of STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is the cornerstone of formal education. The skills learned in a STEM classroom can be applied to every part of life, be it academic or otherwise. At Admiral Farragut Academy, where engineering is considered a signature program, students from PreK all the way up to 12th grade have the opportunity to learn these valuable skills and to find passions in areas that they may not have known existed, and that may not exist for years to come.

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Alumnus donation allows AP Bio students to witness DNA sequencing

During Alumni Homecoming 2019, Farragut alumnus Daryl Greenberg ‘66S spent some time in Science Department Chair Sari Deitche’s biology classroom. Daryl was fascinated by the enthusiasm the students shared for biology and how much they were learning about genetics. Mrs. Deitche expressed the need for a MiniOne Gel Electrophoresis System to enhance the learning experience in the classroom and Daryl offered to fund it.

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Women’s Wrestling Team competes in Florida Girl’s State Wrestling Tournament

L-R: Angela LoRusso ’19, Madison Moore ’21, Jenna Willard ’20, Riley Lancaster ’27, Grace Vernine ’24

The Admiral Farragut Academy Women’s Wrestling Team competed in the final tournament of the year this past Friday and Saturday called the Florida Girl’s State Wrestling Tournament. This year’s tournament saw over 300 girls competing across 14 weight classes. These numbers consistently put Florida at the top in the nation for participation and competition in women’s wrestling. “The competitiveness and caliber of wrestling continues to grow as this was by far the toughest field of competitors so far,” said Head Coach Tony LoRusso.

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Upper School students compete at annual Florida statewide Chinese competition

Over two days, January 31 and February 1, Upper School Mandarin Chinese teacher Mrs. Rue took ten students from Chinese I, Chinese II, and Chinese IV to participate in the Florida Chinese Teachers Association (FCTA) 15th Annual Florida Statewide Chinese Competition (FSCC) at the Lake Yale Conference Center. 

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Farragut students advocate for change on Capitol Hill

Admiral Farragut Academy Upper School students, Jaeden Geffon ‘22 and Brandon Ortiz ‘21, traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar, a four-day Jewish public policy conference hosted by the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC). Nearly 2,000 high school students participate and this is Jaeden’s second year participating in the program and Brandon’s first year. While there, they visited Capitol Hill to advocate, as a unified voice, on issues of importance to our society today.

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Before Farragut Hall housed cadets, the building housed hotel guests from around the world including Babe Ruth and Al Capone

Babe Ruth and his daughter Julia outside of what is now Farragut Hall, February 11, 1931

St. Pete hotels swear Babe Ruth and Al Capone were once guests. We settle the legends.

Locals say the Bambino and Scarface both vacationed in sleepy St. Petersburg during the 20s and 30s. But where did they actually stay? (original article was posted in Tampa Bay Times on May 7, 2019, and written by Gabrielle Calise)

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