Darlington School: About Us: Just the Facts

Darlington School
About Us

Just the Facts

Founded: 1905

Mission: To empower students to learn with passion, act with integrity and serve with respect

Motto: Wisdom More Than Knowledge. Service Beyond Self. Honor Above Everything

Enrollment: (Fall 2016) ​758 PK-PG; ​295 in ​PK-8;​ ​​463 in Upper School (Grades 9-12); ​180 boarding students and ​283 day students

Student Body: Students from ​​15 states and US territories and ​20 countries; 54% male, 46% female; ​106 international students

Community: Student-teacher ratio is 9:1; 153 faculty and staff; 40% of faculty and staff live on campus; 4:1 resident student to faculty ratio; 90% faculty retention

Challenging: 22 AP courses; Honors courses in every discipline; Spanish and computer instruction begin in PK; 84 AP Scholars in ​2016

Athletics: GHSA Class AA; 26 varsity, 12 junior varsity and 22 middle school teams; three specialized sports academies (soccer, golf and tennis); 96,000-square-foot athletic facility

Arts: 5 instrumental and 5 vocal ensembles in the Upper School; 4 instrumental and 2 vocal ensembles in PK-8; 3 art studios; 3 student publications; string program beginning in first grade; grade-level plays and presentations in PK-4; annual fall play and winter musical; Arts Academy and Lessons Academy

Affordable: 2016-17 tuition ranges from $10,760-19,970 for day students; $48,150 for domestic boarding students and $54,860 for international boarding students

Proven Quality: In 2016, 208 students took 462 AP exams and 89% of the exams were scored 3 or higher. 100% college placement; Class of 2016 earned $10.6 million in merit scholarships, accepted to 185 different colleges and universities, attending 70 colleges in 26 states at the District of Columbia.

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