Boarding life at Admiral Farragut Academy has always been diverse. Even dating back to the earliest years of the St. Petersburg campus, students have traveled from countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Bermuda, and Canada to study at Farragut. Today, we are home to students from 17 states and 26 different countries. At any given time in the halls, you will hear Chinese, Spanish, and Russian being spoken alongside English, and many students are proud to say that they have friends from countries like Monaco, Panama, and the Czech Republic.
It is this melting pot of cultures that the Lemmons brothers call home. Read more
By Valentina Fornaro Galliano ‘19, international student from Argentina and Public Affairs Officer for the regiment.
On Marther Luther King Day, Monday, January 15th, Admiral Farragut Academy took us, the boarding cadets, to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. The Kennedy Space Center is one of ten National Aeronautics and Space Administration field centers where astronauts are trained and spacecrafts are launched. There, we were given the opportunity to train like astronauts and learn about space in a very unique way.
All boarding prep schools have a never ending responsibility to look for ways to enhance the living experience of their residents. Leaving home, often for the first time, presents many challenges for students particularly as the holiday season is upon us.
For parents with jobs that demand more than the average professional’s commitment, it can be difficult to find an education for embassy workers’ children. They want one that truly emphasizes academics while also encouraging students to push their boundaries and explore. There are 10 reasons embassy workers choose boarding schools. Parents who live and work at U.S. Embassies find boarding schools to be an excellent option for their high school aged children.
This past weekend students gave back to their community. One group of students participated in a trash clean up, another spent time at a retirement community, members of the color guard presented the colors at a local St. Petersburg event, Ribfest, and Lower School students donated goods to the Ronald McDonald House. Read more
Explore 13 great reasons to benefit from choosing a boarding school in Florida.
There are many benefits as to why students should attend boarding school, but what does Florida offer that other locations cannot? Well, if you’ve ever been to Florida you may be able to answer that question rather quickly. Here we list 13 reasons that may have you convinced to choose a boarding school in Florida. Read more
Here’s a breakdown of the information boarding parents need to know for the upcoming holiday Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.
Farragut students are used to dressing in orchestrated garb each week but it was just a bit different during Spirit Week.
A group of boarding students went to play paintball this past weekend at a local course called Providence Paintball in Clearwater. Many of the students called it the best boarding trip this year and they hope to do it again in the spring.