The 2018-19 academic year has begun with the largest starting student population in the Academy’s history with a total of 506 students on opening day.
The Lower School has 168 students enrolled and the Upper School Corps of Cadets has started with 338. The Boarding student population of 155 includes students from 31 countries including the Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Russia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, France, and the United States. Those numbers are expected to increase slightly throughout the fall.
“We have been very deliberate in promoting the strength, depth, and quality of Farragut’s academic and leadership programs,” said Head of School Robert J. Fine, Jr.
Farragut’s Admissions Team has been working to expand the school’s reach in target markets such as North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, as well as in the local Tampa Bay market. With boarding school enrollment in a decline nationwide — Farragut is the exception.
“The Academy’s growing reputation draws many parents and alumni who want their children to have the Farragut Experience. This year we have 30 students from legacy families!” said Victoria Raymer, Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement, and mom of three Farragut students.