Groundbreaking event for new multipurpose building on Friday, Nov 3

The Admiral Farragut Academy community invites you to the groundbreaking for the Academy’s most ambitious building project and fundraising campaign in its history. The event will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017, at 1:30 pm on the Admiral Farragut Academy campus (501 Park Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710) specifically between the Michel and Duke Buildings, just East of the Roy Speer Student Center.

The ceremony will be part of AFA’s 2017 Homecoming celebration which brings approximately 200 alumni ranging from 1946 to 2017 who live across the world back to the campus. Following the ceremony, our Commandant of Cadets invites you to join us on the Al Ross ‘49 Football Field for the Annual Homecoming Formal Dress Parade.

For information about the capital campaign please contact Sandy Warden, Assistant to the Headmaster, at or visit the website

About the Building – At 20,000 square feet, the new multipurpose building, designed by architect John Poe of John Poe Architects, will feature an innovative design that highlights the proud heritage of Farragut, striking a balance between traditional and contemporary architecture in a manner that respects Farragut’s history and charm. It will feature a 302-seat auditorium with a retractable seating system. In addition, it will establish an administrative wing and include classrooms, audio-visual rooms, and art-specific studios, serving as the home for the music and the arts programs. Large and small conference rooms, equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, will also be designed for smaller meetings. The building will provide the entire Farragut community with a center for enhancing the academic and communal experience for its faculty, administration, and student body. Its design will promote collaboration and creativity amongst the entire Farragut community. In addition, this space will free up other space on campus for additional classrooms and future boarding rooms.

Fundraising Goal: Development is 2/3 of the way toward the fundraising goal of $4 million with more than $2.5 million in gifts and pledges.