Admiral Farragut Academy has long been universally recognized for its private elementary school and its emphasis on uncompromising academic standards. Since our inception in 1933 (elementary was started in 1999), it has been our mission to provide a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, exceptional leadership skills and productive social development within a diverse community of young men and women.
Our commitment is simple: to provide a remarkably well-rounded foundation for our students, helping to launch them on their own journey of self-discovery and eminence in whatever they do by modeling integrity, self-discipline, perseverance, fitness and well-being whilst preparing them for 21st century challenges within the context of a global society. At Admiral Farragut, we believe that exemplary adults are cultivated from their earliest years of development, continuing through their early and late adolescence.
We are going to focus on the academics we have at our St. Petersburg private elementary school in order to show you how we provide a solid foundation on which to build your child’s academic and professional future. Realizing that success and ascendancy begin very early in your child’s development, we offer outstanding schooling beginning with PreK, Kindergarten and elementary programs which transcend ordinary curricula. Our teachers believe that it is vital to learn how your child learns. In this manner, our esteemed staff encourages each individual child to become independent learners by recognizing that each child has a unique style of learning, thinking, and imagining. We do this with both individually-focused methods, as well as group learning settings. This not only allows children to fully develop their unique personalities within a social setting, but also independently. It builds a fundamental understanding of how to effectively work with others and also encourages independent thought. It also creates life-long learners and readers. When a young child is encouraged to enjoy the fruits of his or her natural curiosity, it positively reinforces intellectual curiosity that will propel them to be their very best for years to come.
The following is an outline of our St. Petersburg private elementary school curriculum. For further details, please visit our elementary curriculum page.
- Social Studies
- Foreign Languages
- Physical Education
The Admiral Farragut Experience: Private Elementary School in a Boarding and Day School Atmosphere in St. Petersburg
Though we do not offer boarding for our elementary-aged students, we do encourage them to spend as much time as possible on campus taking advantage of our many developmentally-focused programs. Our programs and curriculum are designed around both time-honored educational practices and developmental psychologically-based frameworks that produce impressive results.
Admiral Farragut Academy and our St. Petersburg private elementary school is fully-accredited and is a proud member of the following organizations:
- Florida Council of Independent Schools** (FCIS)
- Assures that each school maintains high standards and independence of character without political , financial, or bureaucratic pressures.
- Florida Kindergarten Council** (FKC)
- Validates and supports exemplary early childhood schools.
- Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
- Provides leadership, accreditation services, and professional development resources.
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools** (SACS)
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- Values and works to maintain the independent nature of each member school by promoting high standards of educational quality and ethical behavior.
- Tampa Bay Independent Secondary Schools (TBISS)
- Gold Seal Quality Care