Video messages from our division heads to our students and parents regarding online schooling

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.

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Boarders assemble care packages for Molly’s Adopt a Sailor Program

On Monday, May 7th, Admiral Farragut Academy hosted a care package party with boarding student volunteers and over 50 volunteers from around the community for Molly’s Adopt a Sailor Program. Read more

Boarding Life Experience: The Lemmons Family

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

Boarding students visit the Kennedy Space Center

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.

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Commandant hosts boarders for holiday gathering

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.

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10 Reasons Boarding School Is A Great Option For Parents Living And Working At U.S. Embassies

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.

10 Reasons Boarding School Is A Great Option For Parents Living And Working At U.S. Embassies

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Students give back to their community in many different ways


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

Why Choose a Boarding School in Florida?

Volleyball players at beach

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

Boarding parents: details on upcoming holiday breaks


Here’s a breakdown of the information boarding parents need to know for the upcoming holiday Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks.

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Students let loose during Spirit Week

Spirit Week

Superhero Day

Farragut students are used to dressing in orchestrated garb each week but it was just a bit different during Spirit Week.

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