Admiral Farragut Academy

About Us

Memorable Mentors

We are not only a school; we are home. Most of our students live here, as do many of our faculty and staff members. When we ask our students to describe Farragut in one word many say “family,” and it’s true. Our faculty and staff are much more – they coach your favorite sport, give advice when you need it, remember your birthday, join you and your friends at the dinner table, help with those tough assignments during nightly study hall, and truly care how you are.

Life-Long Friendships

Your classmates are also your roommates, study partners, and best friends. Boarding students go home with day students for the weekend and day students are often found on campus after school hours. Since our students come from all over the world, they share their cultures and languages with us, and we share ours. When school’s out friendship isn’t over – these newfound friends visit each other’s homes whether it be across Florida, the United States, or on the other side of the world.

Beautiful Weather

Located on the gulf coast in St. Petersburg, Florida you will find incredible tropical weather with an average of 74°F (23°C) and 361 days of sunshine a year. Our students sail, fish, kayak, and go to the beach ALL YEAR LONG!

Unique Opportunities

Learn about the world of aviation and earn your private pilot’s license; dive deep into marine science during scuba class class; make robots come to life in engineering, play one of our 21 sports that welcomes all levels of athletic ability; head to the waterfront after school to sail, kayak, cast net, fish, and more; enjoy the weekends camping and diving the Florida springs, at one of the many Florida theme and water parks (Disney World, Universal, Busch Gardens, Sea World, etc), enjoy shopping and dining at the local mall or Downtown St Pete, or relax on campus for our big screen movies and game nights.

College Preparation

Living in the dorms on our college-like campus gives students the tools to become independent, responsible young adults. They learn to manage their time and live harmoniously with others. Students note that living with peers pushes them to work harder than they would in another setting. The military aspect, Naval Jr. ROTC, provides structure and the tools to become organized, accountable, self-disciplined, and respectful to self and others. Leadership positions are earned based on qualifications, performance, and seniority which makes college applications stand out. “College placement counselors tell me our kids interview well. Our students are poised, articulate, and demonstrate public speaking skills that most adults would envy.” – AFA Headmaster, Robert Fine, Jr.

Success in the Future

The “Farragut Experience” (as our alumni call it) is unforgettable, and the lessons learned are instrumental in their success today. Farragut is proud to say it has graduated TWO of the twelve moon-walking astronauts, Alan Shepard and Charlie Duke, as well as national leaders in the areas of finance, business, philanthropy, entertainment, and military officers.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Signature programs include Aviation, Engineering/Drones, Scuba, Marine Science, and Leadership/Military.
  2. Fine arts, 14 sports, sailing, weekend trips to Florida springs or Disney World, and other extracurricular activities available.
  3. Located on Boca Ciega Bay in sunny, tropical St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Total Enrollment : 340
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 8-12
  • Total Students : 340
  • Boarding Students : 160
  • Day Students : 180
  • ESL Offered : Yes
  • Summer Program : Yes
  • Avg. Class Size : 15
  • Standard Application : No
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling