Admiral Farragut Academy, Florida’s leading day and boarding school, is providing students with safe, in-person education during these uncertain times. Families worldwide were forced to make changes when the COVID-19 virus became a global pandemic. Schools and students adapted quickly to a virtual school setting as dining room tables became desks, laptops became classrooms.
Although homesickness at boarding school doesn’t happen to every single boarding school student, most do report being homesick at least once during their first year. There can be many reasons why a boarding student may feel homesick, but it’s important that students learn how to deal with it early on.
Below are three videos from our division heads including Head of Lower School Anita Fine, Head of Upper School and Assistant Headmaster Dr. Tom McGlinn, and Director of Residential Life Pete Vaughn. We miss our students and hope that everyone is adapting to online learning, are safe and healthy, and have a great rest of the school year.
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
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.