Admiral Farragut Academy (AFA) or often referred to as simply, ‘Farragut’, has earned its reputation as the best private school in Tampa for numerous reasons. Signature Programs, elite faculty and staff, international student body, & small class sizes are all key elements… but can we talk about the historical campus! Some amazing things have happened on the 40 acre campus.
Aside from the beyond the textbook approach, the international recognition, and incredible list of successful Alumni- THE CAMPUS IS BEAUTIFUL & steeped in History! One student said “its learning, with a view!” Overlooking Boca Ciega Bay The gorgeous stucco textured buildings were built in the 1920’s and was originally the Jungle Prada Country Club and Hotel. Babe Ruth worked on his golf swing here!
Admiral Farragut Academy bought the property in 1945 as their second campus, the first being in New Jersey. Today it is the only campus open. AFA provides Kindergarten- 12th grade day school and boarding for 8th-12th grade. Boarders and their parents are thrilled with the state-of-the-art rooms- most with a water view! All equipped will Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, and latest in technology, the century old building brags the best of each era.
In August, 2014 The Roy M. Speer Student Center was remodeled and offers a welcoming and information-rich physical and online environment. It is a hub of activity offering library and academic services, collaborative and social areas, along with a computer lab and individual study rooms.
Warner Brothers shot the movie Dolphins Tale with Morgan Freeman in 2010 showcasing the gorgeous buildings details. Fun Fact: A lot of the students got to participate in movie by being extras!
Always keeping up with the latest technology the best private school in Tampa switched to energy efficient LED lighting and saved the school over $50,000 in the first two years!
In June of 2017, Farragut Hall was featured in the Architectural Digest article called “Theis Sleepy Florida Beach Town Is Home to the Most Amazing Architectural Hideaways.” www.architecuturaldigest.com
2019 DeSeta Hall is built and open adding an amazing performing art center to the already incredible campus. The multi-use performing arts center includes a large 500 seat auditorium with retractable seating, catering prep room, large plaza area and lobby, visual and performing arts classrooms, and administrative offices.
Admiral Farragut Academy is not only the best private school in Tampa, it is also the most beautiful! Students, parent, and faculty enjoy and utilize every aspect of this history rich campus. And students love that just outside the classroom they get to experience ‘the living lab’ along the shores of beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. Set up a tour today! www.Farragut.org/tour