Cultivating Leaders through Innovative Programs
PreK-12th Grade | Private, College Prep | Day and Boarding | St. Petersburg, Florida
rich in history
Farragut provides a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women.
Founded in 1933 on the banks of the Toms River in Pine Beach, New Jersey, the school is named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, the first U.S. Naval officer to rise to that rank. The St. Petersburg campus opened in 1945 on the shores of Boca Ciega Bay and is the only campus open today. Through an act of Congress, the Upper School is designated as an Honor Naval school and those students participate in our Jr. Naval ROTC program.
core values Integrity Self-discipline Perseverance Wellness & Fitness
at a glance • Established in 1933 • Approximately 400 students are enrolled at Farragut • Lower School: PreK-7th (PreK starts at 3 years old) • Upper School: 8th-12th (appx. 50% day and 50% boarding) • Hot lunch included in tuition • Accredited by FCIS, FKC, and SACS • Members of NAIS, TABS, SAIS, AMSCUS, SBSA, and FHSAA • Need-based financial aid available
the farragut experience The combination of invaluable academic and life lessons learned at Farragut create what our alumni call The Farragut Experience. We prepare graduates to be critical thinkers ready to succeed, even in careers that do not currently exist. To that end, Farragut has graduated two of the twelve moon-walking astronauts, Alan Shepard ‘41 and Charlie Duke ‘53, along with national leaders in business, philanthropy, and the military.
campus • Gated 35-acre campus with waterfront property and boat house • 24/7 campus security • 12,000 sq. ft. playground • Marine and animal centers • Athletics fields and pool • Student center and library • Located 30 minutes from Tampa Airport
Scientia Omnia Vincit
“Knowledge Conquers All”
about us Admiral Farragut Academy is a private, college prep, day and boarding school located in St. Petersburg, Florida serving grades PreK through 12th grade all on one campus. With students from an average of 32 countries and 17 U.S. states, our school creates the opportunity for students from all over the world to study and connect. Students also benefit from unique academic programs like; Engineering and Marine Science starting in the Lower School, and Aviation, Scuba, Sailing, and Naval Science starting in the Upper School. Our graduates embark on their college career as organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful critical thinkers who understand that dreams and hard work go hand in hand. In fact, the Class of 2015 earned over $5 million in scholarships.
We believe in every studentâ€™s potential.
The Farragut Experience includes a robust private school and college prep curriculum complemented by hands-on experiences, field trips, and travel.
As Early as PreK • Marine Science begins in PreK and takes full advantage of our waterfront. • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is integrated into the classroom. • Engineering begins in 2nd grade. • Robotics begins in 7th grade.
In the Upper School • Naval Science begins in 8th grade and students can earn leadership positions. • Scuba begins in 9th grade. • Aviation begins in 9th grade and students can earn their Private Pilot License at age 16. • Honors begin in 9th grade and Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses begin in 11th grade for students to earn college credit.
In the Classroom • Small class sizes (avg. 10-17 students). • Classrooms equipped with Wi-Fi and interactive SMART Boards. • Students have the option of downloading textbooks onto personal Google Chromebooks.
Curriculum • Our Lower School curriculum nurtures children as young as 3-and-4 years old until they are in 7th grade. It also lays the groundwork for students to be able to digest, retain, and expand upon the rigorous college preparatory curriculum they will master in the Upper School. • Our Upper School curriculum is college preparatory with emphasis placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Tutorials and Study Hall • Daily tutorials before and after school for all Upper School students. • Nightly study hall for boarders. • Our Student Center houses our Center for Academic Success where staff encourage our Upper School students to use their learning strengths and styles to become more confident and successful in school. Staff also works individually with students that have various learning differences. Additional cost applies.
academics We believe in educating the whole child. We are committed to a wholesome learning environment by working together as a family to nurture each studentâ€™s social and academic success.
Visual Arts • PreK-5th grade once a week. • 6th-7th grade elective. • 8th-12th grade students have the option to take Art, Advanced Honors Art, Graphic Design, and Yearbook.
Music & Band • PreK-7th grade attend music studies and perform in a production together. • PreK-4th grade learn the recorder and percussion once a week. • 5th grade learns to perform with a brass or woodwind instrument once a week. • 6th-7th grade elective twice a week. • 8th-12th grade electives include Beginning Band or the Admiral’s Own Band (performing ensemble). • Choir and Orchestra is offered as an extra-curricular.
Drama & Theatre • PreK-7th grade students perform in small classroom plays, as well as large Lower School productions. • 6th-12th grade students participate in talent shows and one to two productions throughout the year.
Athletic Teams Competitive sports begin in 6th grade: • Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Lacrosse • Sailing • Soccer • Softball • Swimming • Tennis • Track and Field • Volleyball • Wrestling
mmunity We represent an average of 32 countries and 17 U.S. states.
Lifelong Friendships & Mentors A multicultural, multilingual student body means everyone--students and faculty alike--get the benefit of learning about new languages, foods, and cultures. Boarding students often go home with day students for the weekend, and day students are often invited to visit homes, states, and countries of their classmates over the summer. With so many students, faculty and staff living on campus, we truly are a family. Our faculty and staff also coach sports, join students at the breakfast and dinner table, help with tough assignments during nightly study hall, and truly care, as a parent would.
Lower School (PreK-7th) • Extended Day is offered after school until 5:30 p.m. for students in PreK-5th grade. Additional fees. • Activities and Clubs: Little BlueJackets Sports, Tennis, Tynker Workshop, Girls on the Run, Girl Scouts, Engineering Club, Student Council, Robotics Club, Spirit Squad, Safety Patrol, etc.
Upper School (8th-12th) • Sailing, kayaking, cast netting, or fishing at the waterfront. • JV and Varsity sports during Fall, Winter, and Spring. • Organizations and Clubs: Key Club, National Honor Society / National Junior Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Student Government, Spoken Word Poetry Club, Book Club, Guitar Club, Color Guard, Drill Team, Bible Study, Cheerleading, Dance, Drama, Teen Sci Cafe, Triathlon, Future Business Leaders of America, Lacrosse, Model U.N., Scuba, Sketchup 3D Modeling, Film & Filmmakers, Financial Literacy, FCC, etc.
Character Education Students benefit from our character education program that starts in PreK and continues to 12th grade which teaches students the fundamental traits of leadership, courage, trustworthiness, fairness, and caring. The school also holds various character education events throughout the year. These are focused on age specific issues such as cyber bullying, time management skills, to peer pressure issues.
Pride and Naval Tradition 6th and 7th grade students have the option to learn pride and naval traditions. In the Upper School students are part of the Regimental Staff, which provides exceptional leadership experience and training.
Community Service Prior to graduation, students are required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service, but most complete far more than that. There are a various community service opportunities throughout the year in the areas of marine science, conservation, local city beautification, participation with local organizations that support students with disabilities, and more. Lower School students give back to the community by visiting veterans, community clean ups, raising money for non-profits, and more.
we believe in college an
nd beyond College Counseling and Placement • A full-time staff member is dedicated to counsel each student through the entire college application process. • 100% of our graduates are accepted to a college or university. • The Naval Science program provides the tools to become organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful to self and others. • Student leadership positions on the Regiment make our student’s college applications stand out. • Through dorm life and our collegelike environment students learn to manage time and personal space, and to live harmoniously with others.
Nominations Our school also has the authority each year to make the following nominations: • Six (6) nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy • Five (5) nominations to the U.S. Air Force Academy • Three (3) nominations to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Every Day is an Open House! From the moment you step on our campus we hope you feel welcomed with warm smiles and feel the synergy and close-knit feeling that makes Farragut so special. Personalized tours give you the opportunity to see classrooms, learn about our unique academics, ask questions, and meet our teachers and students. We also encourage students to shadow for a day to get the full Farragut Experience.
Contact the Admissions Office 727-384-5500 ext 220 firstname.lastname@example.org 501 Park Street North St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Published on Oct 24, 2014