Admiral Farragut Academy, St Petersburg, Florida


As both a boarding and day school, Admiral Farragut Academy students in both areas benefit from the cultural diversity and become extraordinarily close. They call it the “Farragut Experience.” Whether the day students take a boarding student home for the weekend or our boarding students invite day students to visit them in their country, it is a sense of belonging that sets us apart. Students here are not afraid to try new things and their peers encourage them to do so.

If you combine this with the beautiful waterfront campus, their amazing faculty, depth of curricular offerings, and unique opportunities like - sailing, aviation, engineering and marine science – it is hard to you to find a school that compares.

Admiral Farragut Academy students benefit from academic excellence, a safe and caring environment, leadership, and social development, all taught through the Admiral Farragut Academy military model - a model that has worked successfully for hundreds of years. Here, students are held accountable, taught integrity, honor, self-discipline, and commitment. The Academy strives to develop emotionally mature and resilient young men and women. 

Farragut is a gated community in a family-friendly neighborhood with 24/7 campus security. All campus gates are locked after 10:30 p.m. The dormitory has alarmed doors between the male and female dorms. Approximately 20 Residential Life Staff members live in their own rooms within the dormitories and monitor the dorms at all times. Additional faculty and staff live in apartments or houses, which are not located in the dorms but are on or directly next to campus.

Whether you are coming from Tasmania or Tampa to get the best college-prep education, you will love our warm, Florida campus surrounded by world-renowned beaches, action-packed attractions, beautiful state parks, amazing natural and cultural wonders, world-class golfing and fishing, and incredible dining, shopping and entertainment venues. Our boarding students are certain to have an enjoyable and memorable time both in class and off campus, no matter the season.  

The cosmopolitan city of St. Petersburg, Florida has long been known for its scenic bayfront and renowned art museums. In recent years, lively downtown St. Pete has also emerged as a hot spot for shopping, museums, dining, nightlife and entertainment. With 361 days of sun a year and a full spectrum of things to see and do, the Sunshine City (as it’s nicknamed) is one of Florida’s most exciting destinations.

One of the great rewards of a boarding school is that many of our students and faculty live where they learn or teach. We offer 5- and 7-day boarding for students in grades 8-12, though most boarders are in grades 9-12. Our boarding students comprise over 40% of our Middle and High School population. On average, our students come from over 16 U.S. states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and more than 27 countries, offering both our day and boarding students an opportunity to gain multi-cultural experiences and friends.

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As the premier college preparatory boarding and day school in the South, Admiral Farragut Academy encourages students to explore and realize their potential as individuals and as members of a global community. Students at Farragut experience a solid balance among academics, leadership, athletics, arts, and community service, which helps them become perceptive thinkers, effective communicators, culturally-aware individuals and responsible young adults.

The curriculum of Admiral Farragut Academy's High School, grades 9-12, is college preparatory, with emphasis placed on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Admiral Farragut Academy expects each of its students to pursue a course of studies in the basic disciplines as well as in Naval Science. Advanced Placement courses in 9 subject areas are offered. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1; most classes number between 8 and 18 students. Historic academic facilities provide creative and bright learning environments.

Unique Academic Programs 

Our Aviation Program provides safe, professional flight and ground instruction to students interested in aeronautical science and the field of aviation. Our Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Program emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and applied problem solving.

As one of only two Honor Naval Schools in the country, Farragut's Naval Science Program is an integral part of our college preparatory mission. The program provides character education and structure for challenging academic atmosphere. Students may take advantage of our advanced leadership opportunities, sailing, rifle range, and off-campus trips to air shows, Naval bases and ships.

Through our Marine Science Program and waterfront location, our students have the advantage of being eyewitnesses to the material they are studying. Students use school-owned boats, cast nets, and seine nets to study water alkalinity and collect marine organisms to study in our on-campus touch tanks.

The Scuba Program is offered during the academic day for grades 9-12. Students have the opportunity to earn up to four scuba certifications: Open Water Diver, First Aid/CPR, Advanced Diver, and Rescue Diver. Students in scuba take incredible dive trips to locations like Hudson's Grotto and the Florida Keys.

Tuition & Fees (2024 - 2025 prices) NOTE: A daily lunch is included in all school tuition.
US$ 64,000 annaul tuition fee full academic year boarding
                  Years 8 – 12 + US$ 200 enrollment fee
US$      750 ESOL classes 2nd semester
US$   1,200 (estimated) Medical insurance full academic year
US$   5,000 Student Expense account, full academic year*

* This account is used to cover some, but not all, common items. For example: international medical insurance, field trips, extracurricular activities, doctor appointments,purchases in the school store and other miscellaneous charges.

Not included in the tuition: Books; Uniforms; Field trips; School supplies; Extracurricular activities; Scuba Course fees; Aviation Course fees