The Farragut Experience features accomplishments and stories from our community of students, faculty and staff, school leadership, alumi, and more. They feature our Lower School, Upper School, and Boarding School experiences.
We’ve had a fantastic beginning to the 2021-2022 academic year. Our beautiful 40-acre campus is bustling with positive energy, students are enthusiastic, teachers are excited, and the AFA staff is fully engaged. But most importantly, over the past month, our students have been outstanding members of our community! They have carried themselves with the flexibility, intelligence, and respect that all young leaders must possess. I am very excited to closely watch their continued development towards excellence over the course of the school year.
We are delighted to announce that Col. Robert Sprague, USMC (Ret.) has joined the AFA community as our new Commandant/Dean of Students starting Monday, September 13, 2021. The Commandant/Dean of Students position is a vital leadership role. The person in this position is responsible for the alignment of the mission of Farragut and all student activities including student behavior, well-being, character development, and disciplinary process for students in grades 8 through 12.
Col Sprague joins us with an extensive background in military leadership and many years of dedicated service in the United States Marine Corps. In recent years, Col Sprague was Commandant at the Marine Leadership Academy in Chicago, and a Senior Marine Instructor at D.D. Eisenhower High School in Illinois. Previously, Col Sprague served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 23 years, including time serving as a Marine Officer Instructor for Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Officer training, and a Judge Advocate. Col Sprague also served as Chief of Operations, Joint Operations Center, U.S. Central Command where he supervised the Joint Operations center for more than 20 countries. Col Sprague has a B.A. in Political Science and American Literature from Manhattanville College, and a J.D. from Villanova University. Col Sprague will be an outstanding addition to our faculty and school community.
We would like to take a moment to thank Mark Buzby, RADM, USN (Ret), David Arms, CAPT, USN (Ret), and Garrett Gummer, CAPT, USN (Ret) for their guidance and advice through the hiring process. Serving as an advisory board, their all-important military experience and Farragut alumni status has been invaluable throughout.
Thank you to the following educators and staff members who have dedicated their lives to our institution and our students. #WeAreFarragut Read more
Every year, Admiral Farragut Academy is proud to invite legacy families to present the high school diploma to their graduates. Legacy families are families with multiple generational connections to Admiral Farragut Academy including former graduates and current employees. For the Class of 2021, 14 legacy families joined their graduate on stage.
When Ronald White III, Admiral Farragut Academy Class of 2021 graduate, started high school as a freshman, he wasn’t even sure he wanted to go to college. Now, four years later and two years after starting at Farragut, he graduated with a track scholarship to attend the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at West Point with plans for admission to West Point in the Fall of 2022.
Ten years ago, an 8-year-old Eddie Gaines watched a YouTube video about the United States Military Academy at West Point and decided that that was where he wanted to be. Now, after having graduated with the Admiral Farragut Academy Class of 2021, Eddie has been accepted to West Point will start on June 28th.
On May 8th, Space For A Better World with ZeroG Corp launched an incredible new experience called the ZERO-G Experience from the historic shuttle runway at the Kennedy Space Center on the eastern coast of Florida. In attendance were Apollo 16 astronaut, moonwalker, and Farragut alumnus Charlie Duke ‘53S, Farragut parent and fellow retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, and her son, Roman Stott ‘21.
Admiral Farragut Academy’s Upper School Naval Science Program has received the Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) with Academic Honors for the 2020-2021 school year. The Distinguished Unit Award is given to an NJROTC unit from their respective area headquarters.