Long-time Head of Lower School Anita Fine announces her retirement

Exciting things are happening at Admiral Farragut Academy. From facilities upgrades to personnel shifts, the school is preparing for the 2020-21 year. One preparation includes a major change in the Lower School: Anita Fine, the long-time Lower School Head, is retiring. Stepping in to replace her as the Interim Head of Lower School is veteran leader Jennifer Grabowski, now entering her 25th year at Farragut.

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Lower School shares special end-of-the-year videos and hosts celebratory drive-through


We have come to the end of a school year that will be remembered for many years to come.  Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we conducted our end of the year traditions a bit creatively. Read more

Two Lower School students reflect on what they learned about pandemics during the 2019 Duke TIP CRISIS camp

L-R: 7th grader Jacob Arias and 6th grader Sophia Preston

Last summer, the Duke TIP CRISIS camp’s theme was a pandemic and how the country would work through a crisis. This year, that crisis came true with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Farragut 5th grader is regional winner in Florida’s Missing Children Day’s essay contest

Congratulations to fifth-grader Benjamin Deskovich who is one of the six regional winners for this year’s Florida’s Missing Children Day’s essay contest.

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Lower School STEM teacher uses 3D printer to help protect medical personnel against COVID-19

Julia LoRusso ’24 with one of the Montana Masks made by her and her mom Lower School STEM Teacher Shannon LoRusso.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to expand globally, the supply chain for masks and face shields continues to be stressed. Lower School STEM Teacher Shannon LoRusso quickly found a way to help by using a 3D printer to print Montana Masks and Face Shields for hospital use. Before Admiral Farragut Academy closed, she took the 3D printer from the Lower School STEM Lab home and the school provided her materials such as the computer and numerous rolls of PLA filament.

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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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Lower School Talent Show auditions start February 25th

Can you sing, dance, act, rap, read poetry, play an instrument or perform another special talent? Read more

Lower School students attend police K9 field trials and competition

Admiral Farragut Academy parent, female wrestling coach, and K9 trainer, Sheriff Deputy Tony LoRusso, invited students in 3rd-6th grade to attend the United States Police Canine Association, Inc. (USPCA) K9 field trials in Pinellas County. Admiral Farragut Academy takes pride in exposing our young students to different career paths and was grateful to attend. Read more