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PK-12
Private
St. Petersburg, FL
Students enrolled: 410
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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501 Park St N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

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(727) 384-5500
(727) 347-5160
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September 11, 2014
This is a great school with caring teachers and administrative staffs. My 2 children have the opportunity to participate in many sports and after school extra-curricular activities. My kids are learning more academically than at their previous private school. They are encouraged to do their best and are motivated by their teachers daily. At the same time, the children are also learning to be independent. They had no problems making friends during their year. Just an overall great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
This is my son's first year at the school. We love it and I wish I had known about the school sooner than his 11th grade year. The teachers have been amazing. I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
We are new to Admiral Farragut this year and we are overwhelmed with excitement on how great this school is. It is opening up so many opportunities for our daughter that she would not receive at a Public High School. The students are respectful and have welcomed her from the very beginning. The staff is incredible. You can tell that they actually care about the school and the students. We made the perfect decision to join the Admiral Farragut family! We plan to enroll our other daughter into this school next year as no other school comes close to Admiral Farragut. I highly recommend this school to everyone as it is an experience like no other!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
This is our 3rd year in Farragut and we love this school. Like a parent I have close relationship with teachers and staff members are very friendly and helpful. I strongly recommend this school to everyone. The curriculum is fantastic!!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
I have attended this school, going into my third year this fall. I am a five day boarder, and I think it offers incredible opportunities for us students. But, the students that want to get something good out of the program and their education can, some other students just want to finish and slide through and they can. The only downside that I have found in the school is the parents. The parents tend to have part in all of the regular high school drama. No matter where you go for school. The girls will be catty, and the boys will be territorial. The parents take part in the drama to the point where it drive others away. What people say about paying money to get special treatment isn't true, because the students that get good grades and make it through without behavior marks are the students that earn it, and if their parents give money to the school, it is because the school deserves. The boarding isn't terrible but it isn't the best, the staff could most definitely be improved but they do great with what they have. Overall, I believe that the ones who want to be prepared for life after high school will be, and they will be quite successful with such a great alumni community.

- submitted by a community member
June 21, 2013
As a local parent and someone who drove by wondering, "what is this school all about" you have to visit to know the full story. Farragut is more than a school, it is a family and a way of life. The students who attend want to be there and in the teenage years, that is very important. Farragut has a lot to offer a variety of students. The military minded might obtain their pilots license while the scientific student might lean more towards the marine science/scuba route. Having options and opportunities is what makes Farragut a special place and having true leaders and mentors makes it even better. I would say, dont judge a book by the cover or what "everyone else" says and check it out. My family and our children owe a lot to this school. I am a current parent of two students who have been at the school for 5+ years and am very pleased and so are the children, which is even more important! If you look at the students who are at the school today, most have been there since elementary or middle school. The matriculation alone says a lot!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
My daughter just graduated from Farragut last month after attending since 4th grade. It was a fabulous experience for us. The teachers are amazing! They do so many hands on projects and trips but more than that, they are truly mentors. In the setting of a boarding school, even the day students get the global experience. My daughter traveled to Korea the summer of her Sophomore year with her Farragut friend. She boarded her senior year to get a step up preparing for college and I can tell you it made a difference on her college resume! She is continuing on to a top private school with a leadership scholarship and we truly have Farragut to thank for all they did to get her there!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
One star is too many for this school. Farragut has a great public relations department. They have to if they can sell this disgrace of a school to parents. There is no communication and no leadership at this school. Money talks for sure. You screw up? A nice donation to the school can fix that. Don't like the grade your child got in a class. Let the school know and they can sell you a grade of your choosing. I hate to be the person who says "I told you so," so please stay away of this dysfunctional mess.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2013
Love this school! My child has excelled in his class. The teachers are amazing, and very involved. Would recommend this school to everyone, it is worth every penny!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2012
This is our 2nd yr in Admiral Farragut Academy and my son love it!! great teachers, have awesome programs, and the education is fantastic!. I strongly recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
It's the Best school to me ! I am from the Class of 1978 and I consider Farragut as one of the most important foundations in my life.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2012
Admiral Farragut Academy is the best high school in Florida. Awesome stuff and great education.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
My Son just graduated from this school and It was a great school that prepared him for college as well as the diversity of students attending the school from 27 countries it has let him accept people for who they are not where they are from... he has made many lifelong friends among the students as well as faculty.. I would recomend this school to anyone and have many times. He feels blessed that he has had this opportunity..

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
I love working and living here. I have been at Admiral Farragut Academy for a little over two years now. It's in a GREAT location: walking distance to the beach through beautiful neighborhoods along the Gulf of Mexico and has its own waterfront where the kids sail daily or go boating. Even though we may have a military background, every one here is down to earth and students can be involved at their own desired level. The students are respectful, say "yes ma'am" or "yes sir" and most sincerely care about going above and beyond and taking up all the opportunities we offer. Another reason why I love AFA is because as a team member on the administration, I know that my coworkers care about me as a person. I know that our headmaster understands how important quality of life is. I am so blessed to be here.

- submitted by a teacher
May 21, 2012
As a 1964 graduate of AFA I can attest to the fact that when I entered college I was WAAAAAAY ahead of the other Freshmen. Not only that, but I got so much more than a simple education at Farragut. I learned most of the social skills that I enjoy today. And finally, the friends I made back then are still my closest pals. Our 50th is coming up in 2014 and I believe it will be a record turn out of alumni on campus for a Homecoming. It was worth every penny my parents scraped up to send me to Admiral Farragut Academy for five years. I owe them and AFA for shaping me into the kind of man I am today.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2012
Great Diversity! Too much advertising of the school. The teachers are all characters, they are like no other in the world! The principals are great I love Mr. Graves, Mrs. Grabowski, and Mrs. Fine, they are wonderful. THe school is what you make of it. You can go and get nothing out of it but you can go and get the best of everything! It is very worth it.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2012
this school is fake. it looks good because it's military and there a lot of opportunities but it's not. the academics are not very good. the staff is very judgmental. there have been many situation in which children should have been immediately expelled from the school and were not because parents have paid extra money. there have been others where a child was not properly disciplined and they neglect serious issue. the dorms are disgusting and the food is horrible. the location is not very safe either. the faculty and staff are very inconsistent. i would not recommend this school at all. it simply looks good on a resume because it looks military but it lost the militant ways when they brought in female cadets. it's horrible

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2011
We absolutely love this school!!! I grew up in this area and had always heard how great it was and how wonderful the students were. My son started in 8th grade and is now in 10th grade, and we continue to be impressed by so many aspects of this school. My only regret is that we did not enroll him sooner. The teachers and administrators are all highly accessible to both parents and students, plus they actually care! My son was hooked when he heard about the aviation, sailing, and science programs. I was hooked by the educational opportunities; excellent courses, exceptional teachers, high student performance, high student college placement, and exceptionally high numbers of positive roll-models available to my son. Don t let any preconceived ideas of a military school stop you from really seeing what this school has to offer. There is room for improvement with parent involvement. Many parents are involved, but as is most schools not enough are.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
This school is highly recommended. The staff are so committed to their students. They make the kids feel good about themselves and therefore raise their self esteem. The teachers take the time to really get to know your child. They are available 24/7 not like other schools. If you email them with any concerns you hear back from them immediately. The students get opportunities at this school that they would never get at any other school. Such as sailing qualifications, scuba diving, aviation science and an excellent marine science program. The discipline teaches real life skills of self respect and self worth. You will not be disappointed to send your child here.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2011
My children have been in the elementary school for 4 years. We could not be happier. Every morning you can find the principal (always with a smile on her face) out in the car line getting the children out of their cars. She is very approachable and the students love her. The leadership and current educational trends that she brings to her school shows. My daughter is competing in Odyssey of the Minds, was in Engineering Robotics, attends the Starfish Program, is going on a 3 day/2 night field trip to St. Augustine, etc. There are not many schools that offer this plus in a small class size setting.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
I have two kids in the elementary school at Farragut. They are in their 4th year there. They have always had excellent, caring teachers. I like how all the students from Pre-K to fifth grade know each other. I am happy with the academic program. The principal is very pleasant and, I have never had any issues contacting her if I needed to speak with her. I am very involved with the parents group and find that there are lots of chances to be involved at the school. We will be at AFA for a long time.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Our child spent most of their elementery school years in the Lower Division. The academic & discipline standards in the LD are average at best. There were some bullying and disruptive students in the class that were not diffused (for years). It appears that the amount of money that their families donated factored into these matters. Beware of helicopter parents who were always in the classroom whispering to the teachers and running interferance for their kids. The campus is very complete and pretty, however, the Lower Division students rarely make use of most of the faciltities. There appears to be considerable teacher turnover. Our Child preferred the older or male teachers in the LD to the new hires. AFA is a safe and quiet place for young children. Problem children and academic underperformers would be well served by your classroom meddling and wealth at AFA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
There are so many opportunities for kids; aviation, sailing, drill team, sports, foreign language and GREAT teachers. My kids have met friends from all over the globe!

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2010
small class sizes and very dedicated teacher make the lower division a great experience!

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2009
What a wonderful school! This is our first year and we have received a very warm welcome. The teachers are friendly, kind and knowledgeable. My son is so happy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 10, 2009
My child has been at AFA for three years now and we give up. The lower division has been a revolving door; this year three teachers are gone. Why did they leave? The principal is not engaged with the kids, they just don't like her. There is no real parent group. Our experience at AFA has not been good.

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August 12, 2009
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no rating February 25, 2009
My child started here a few years ago in Kindergarten and it has been a fantastic experience! The kindergarten teacher was experienced, knowledgeable, had graduated from Harvard, and was just wonderful! I cannot say enough for the dedication and the devotion of the teachers at this school. Each student is treated as an individual. Although our family is not one of the richest at this school we have never experienced a moment of doubt that this is the right place for us. It has been just what my child needed and we are so happy to be here. Parents whose children cannot live up to the demanding standards often sing out like sour grapes. I hope other families will appreciate all that this school has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 03, 2008
This school, though well presented, has been a catastrophe for me as well as my family. Overpriced, teeming with favoritism, unethical policies. There is no program for gifted/high IQ students. The majority of the student body is incredibly clique-ish, unpleasant and alltogether uninterested in their education (They complain when given assignments requiring time out of class!). To give credit where credit is due, the new Upper Division Head has been excellent but as wonderful as he is, there is litter he can do. Though I admit it has an excellent reputation, I would have recieved a better education in the public school system.

- submitted by a student
October 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2007
Great one on one help. Teachers in the lower division relate well to each students needs. They get involved and follow up. You always know where your child is performing. Great parent to teacher information sharing.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2007
What a disappointment! After three years in the lower division, we have removed our child. There are numerous concerns that we have with AFA but I will touch on the major concerns here so other considering this school can be informed. First, we were most dissatisfied with the lack of leadership/administration in the school. Principal is not involved with the students and there is little to no classroom observation (or correction). The curriculum is not consistent and has changed ever year we were there. While strides have been made in parent involvement, the parent group is small, clique-ish and exclusive. Another major concern for us was the incredibly high amount of teacher turnover each year. AFA presented us a quality venire but did not deliver.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
I don't know about anyone else but this school is the best. It has everything that you could possibly want. The teachers are nice and the staff and everyone that works there is nice. Laso, they actually help you if you need it unlike public school teachers that don't really give you as much help as you might need. If I were too pick a school and recomend it, that school would definatly be admiral farragut academy. It's the best school ever. One more thing....You actually learn something. Actually, to be exact, you learn alot. Also a very wonderful environment and very nice 72 whooping acres of land to roam after school. -l.K age 12

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2006
I attended AFA as a border for 2 years. I must say, the education that I received for the price I paid was way below par. Not everything was bad. I definitely learned some dicipline and grew up faster, but if education is what you're looking for, the money is not worth it. If getting into college is, this is the school for you. All in all, it just depends on what you're looking for.

- submitted by a former student
June 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
My child has been at AFA for four years now and we give up. The lower division has been a revolving door; this year giving us a new principal. She is not engaged with the kids and is never available for parent concerns. We have also been disappointed in the extracurricular offerings. There is no real parent group. Our experience at AFA has not been good.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2005
As a former student of this school I would defidentally not recommend it. The amount of money that went into that school only to look back and not remember a thing I have learned is ridiculous. I removed myself from that school and went to public school which was very hard.

- submitted by a former student
June 03, 2005
My son has tried montesori, public and christian private school and AFA is by far the best. Teachers and Staff who are available to the cadets before and after school and for boarders teachers on the grounds, tutor in the evenings. There were 11 military appointments for college this year and even one graduate going to Harvard. Disruptive children are handled without prejudice with a merit/demerit system which works. Staff are available to students and parents with staff available 24/7 I have been looking for 6 years and it is worth every penny for my son to be able to attend school for which it is intended - to learn instead of being constantly underseige by bullies.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2004
One of my daughters attended AFA and the other attended Public school for their high school years. I have to say that I was very disappointed after spending such an extensive amount of money, at the quality of education that came out of this institution. They are truthful in saying that 100% of the students are accepted into college. What they won't tell you is that after having very little preperation, my educated guess is that half of the students finish college, and less then that finish in 4 years. Honestly, that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to problems with this school. Take my advice: if you have a decent public school in your area, save your money and give your child a better education.

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August 26, 2003
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Admiral Farragut Academy, established in 1933, is a private, college prep school serving students in grades PreK3-12. A boarding program is offered for grades 8-12 and students attend from all over the world. Starting in PreK, students benefit from a challenging and engaging academic curriculum, such as foreign languages, STEM, marine science, and hands-on field trips. Students in grades 8-12 may enroll in unique academic courses like Aviation, Engineering, Sailing, and NJROTC.

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Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL  33710
(727) 384-5500
Last modified Admiral Farragut Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Admiral Farragut Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top