Admiral Farragut Academy Admiral Farragut Academy

Farragut Quickfacts:

Coed | Full Boarding, 5-Day, Day, & International | Grades: 8 - 12

St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Admiral Farragut Academy

Mission: Admiral Farragut Academy provides a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women.

A dmiral Farragut Academy is a private, college-prep, boarding and day school which serves students in PreK-12th grade and is located in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida. Our Upper School, which starts in 8th grade, is also known worldwide for its boarding program and Naval Science program’s military structure. Farragut also offers other signature academic programs: Aviation, Scuba, Marine Science, and Sailing.

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  • Academics

    AP and College Classes

    • AP Biology
    • AP Calculus
    • AP Chemistry
    • AP Chinese
    • AP English Language
    • AP English Literature
    • AP Government
    • AP Macroeconomics
    • AP Physics
    • AP Spanish
    • AP Statistics
    • AP US History
    • Embry-riddle Aviation

    STEM Classes

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering And Architecture
    • Computer Science Principles
    • Flight And Space
    • Introduction To Engineering Design
    • Principles Of Engineering
    • Vex Robots


    • Mandarin Chinese
    • Spanish


    Average Class Size:15
    ESL Program:Yes
    ADD/ADHD Support:Yes
    Learning Differences Support:Yes

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  • Military
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    Admiral Farragut is both the only boarding military academy with a Navy JROTC program, but a United States Honor Naval School.

    Military Activities

    • Color Guard
    • Drill Team


  • Athletics / Clubs / Activities

    Farragut Athletics:

    Athletics are a part of building well rounded students.


    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross Country
    • Diving
    • Drill Team
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Riflery
    • Sailing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track And Field
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

    Clubs & Activities

    • Book Club
    • Canoeing
    • Dragon Boat Racing
    • Fellowship Of Christian Athletes
    • Fishing
    • Guitar Club
    • Kayaking
    • Key Club
    • Movie Club
    • Mu Alpha Theta
    • Multicultural Club
    • National Honor Society
    • Paddleboarding
    • Robotics Club
    • Scuba Dive Club
    • Seine And Cast Netting
    • Spanish Honor Society
    • Spoken Word Poetry Club
    • Triathlon Team
    • Tubing


  • History

    Founded in 1933 on the banks of the Toms River in Pine Beach, New Jersey, Admiral Farragut Academy was a college preparatory, military-style school named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, the first U.S. Naval officer to rise to that rank. During Farragut’s first 12 years, the school became so popular that a second campus was purchased in 1945 on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Other Programs at Farragut

  • Summer@Farragut
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    Experience boarding school over the summer while earning high school credit and going on weekday and weekend excursions! Two, four & six week sessions. Academic credit is only available from the six week session.

    • Coed
    • Grades: 8 - 12
    • Cost: $2,700 to $7,250
    • Dates Unknown

Upcoming Farragut Events

    Farragut does not hold open houses, instead they have scheduled tours and shadow visits. This gives each family a more personalized experience. Shadow visits are scheduled every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Latest Farragut News

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"What do you do when you haven't seen someone in years, and that someone is about to save your life? You give that person a HUGE hug!" So said Robert Tizon, pictured right, about his friend, Farragut alumnus Chris Chadwick '88N, left, who was about to do…

New Album 09-04-2019

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Cool picture of Farragut Hall's Courtyard by our drone students ??????????

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Picture from over the summer on our AFA boat during the boarding camp Summer @ Farragut ????????????

Farragut Admissions

Farragut Admissions:

Boarding Tuition, Room & Board: $50,750
5 Day Boarding Tuition, Room & Board: $38,500
Day Student Tuition: $22,150
International Tuition, Room & Board: $48,700

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Total Enrollment:412
Acceptance Rate:83%
Application Deadline:Rolling
Application Fee:$100
International Application Fee:$100
Financial Aid Offered:No
Scholarships Available:Yes

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  • Marva Poe
    2017-03-21 05:57:08

    Our grandchildren attend Admiral Farragut Academy. I have loved that school since I first toured it with my son and daughter-in-law. I feel that my grandsons are getting an excellent education and have many opportunities to excel in areas they love. I have attended many functions at this school and am always amazed at how polite and respectful the students are. It's heart warming!

  • Brian F. Sieber
    2017-03-19 12:10:20

    Graduated from Farragut in 1981, after 7 years (part of the first 6th grade class at the academy). I enjoyed my entire time there and made some friendships that have remained to this day. The discipline and academic standards were and still are the foundation of the school and are what make Admiral Farragut Academy the jewel that it is. I was proud to be a student then and proud to be an alumnus today.

  • Ann Wells
    2017-03-18 10:43:46

    My brother Mike and his wife Valerie were both teachers at Farragut. My brother was also the basketball coach for many years. I fell in love with the school the first time I strolled around campus. Excellent education and great school for teaching life's principles.

  • Jay Kaiser
    2017-03-17 06:56:28

    Without a doubt AFA is the finest military prep school period. I was headed down the road of nothing but trouble and heartaches, but AFA molded this young man into a man all could be proud of. Thank you! Jay Kaiser 1968

  • Ray Opthof
    2017-03-16 19:30:15

    Farragut is by far the best and finest place a parent could possibly enroll their child. The educators are top notch and the college placement rate is superb. Check it out. I graduated in 1975 from this school and it was the best experience on how to face life. This school is beyond description. I cannot rate them any higher.

  • Christine Lapidow (Clericuzio '99)
    2017-03-16 18:22:21

    I had to sail the gorgeous Boca Ciega Bay as part of my curriculum to graduate, and study under palm trees - poor me! :) I wouldn't trade my experience at AFA for anything in the world! Proud to be a Bluejacket!

  • Jose Marquez
    2017-03-16 11:56:57

    Farragut is the foundation of what I'm now! So proud to be part of it ! Go Farragut!

  • Joe Eden
    2017-03-16 05:52:36

    AFA is hands down the best preparatory School in the US. Class of 1990.

  • John Coyne
    2017-03-15 18:16:15

    Greatest naval academy in the country as a graduate of Farrsgut Noth in 1957 I feel the school molded me into the man I am! Our two schools have turned out the best in young leaders in the military and private industry! Go Navy!

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