Admiral Farragut Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 501 Park Street North St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
Phone Number: 727 384 5500
Fax Number: 727 347 5160
President: Robert J. Fine, Jr.
Principal: Dr. Tom McGlinn
Admissions Director: Pamela Pardi

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Additional Information

School Type: PreK-12th grade college-prep, private school located in St. Petersburg, Florida with a world-renowned boarding and military program that begins in 8th grade.
Founded: 1933
School Setting:

Farragut is located on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
School Days in Calendar Year: August to May
School Size: 400
Classroom Size: 15
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1
Financial Aid: Admiral Farragut Academy is seeking motivated, talented students of strong character regardless of their family's ability to pay. We strive to help those families with financial aid that are willing to assume as much responsibility as possible for tuition and fees. Financial aid is awarded on a yearly basis. Families must re-apply for financial aid each year. The amount of money awarded is not guaranteed and may differ from year to year, based on need and availability of funds. Requests for financial assistance are considered only after a student has received a letter of acceptance from the school and completed the steps listed on the website.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

The Center for Academic Success provides educational testing, academic coaching, instructional period replacement, individualized reading programs, and subject-specific tutoring. Additional fees required.

Computer Capabilities:

The Admiral Farragut Academy is a wi-fi campus and each classroom has an interactive SMART Board.

School Holidays: Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break and other national holidays.
Notable Graduates:

Charlie Duke '53 and Alan Shepard '41 were two fo the twelve astronauts who have walked on the moon. Shepard was the first American to travel into space.

Parking Spaces/Availability:

Yes, mainly to day students.

Uniform Guidelines:

NROTC Military Uniform for 8th-12th grade

Admissions Requirements:

The admissions process begins with submitting an online application. Once the application and (non-refundable) fee have been submitted, one of our Admissions Associates will work with you and your child to complete and prep your file of paperwork for the Admissions Committee to review. Approximately 90% of applicants are offered a letter of acceptance.

Admissions Deadline: Rolling Admissions Process
Mission Statement:

The mission of Admiral Farragut Academy is to provide a college preparatory environment that promotes academic excellence, leadership skills, and social development within a diverse community of young men and women.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We are committed to helping our students on their journeys of self-discovery. We model integrity, self-discipline, perseverance, and wellness while preparing them for 21st-century challenges within a global society.

Program and Services:

Signature programs allow our graduates to turn a traditional high school transcript into a foundation unlike any other. We take pride in producing graduates who are miles ahead of millions of other college applicants. Signature programs include Aviation, Engineering, Naval Science, Leadership, Marine Science, and Scuba.

School 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. It is the only campus open today.

The school has changed and grown a lot by adding day students, PreK-4th grade, and girls. Today, Admiral Farragut Academy is one of the only two Honor Naval Schools in the United States. The NJROTC program is designated by an Act of Congress and reaccredited each year by the Department of the Navy. The southern campus continues many of the military school traditions, but most importantly focuses on the character development to create well-rounded, resilient young men and women who are emotionally mature when they matriculate to college.