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Why Choose Darlington's ELA-8 Program?

At Darlington, our motto – Wisdom more than Knowledge, Service beyond Self, Honor above Everything – is the cornerstone of all that we do. Our commitment to this philosophy is evident in our classrooms, hallways, athletic fields, and programs as we seek to develop our students’ vision of the world by fostering understanding of both responsibility and accountability through the sometimes difficult early years of adolescence.

Guided by a challenging, developmentally appropriate program, Darlington is committed to educating the whole child. Our curriculum addresses the varying social, emotional, and intellectual needs of early adolescence. Knowledge and skills are developed through opportunities and experiences that foster critical thinking, curiosity, creativity, and problem solving. Learning specialists, teachers, coaches, and administrators work collaboratively to understand how each student learns and to meet those unique needs in a creative and stimulating environment that addresses both strengths and weaknesses using the model articulated by the Schools Attuned Program.

Outdoor Adventure Club Visits a Cave


Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

On the first day of Outdoor Adventure Club, middle school students hiked out to a cave on Darlington's campus.

Olympic Games Exhibit Opening Reception


Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

Darlington School is pleased to partner with Synovus, Millennium Gate Museum, Hearst Castle, Michael C. Carlos Museum and Oglethorpe University to bring "The Games: Ancient Olympia to Atlanta to Rio" exhibit to Darlington’s McCallie-Kennedy Library now through March 3. The exhibit was officially opened with a reception sponsored by Synovus on Jan. 18.

Each student in our ELA-8 program has a homeroom teacher or faculty advisor who is responsible for individual program evaluation and academic counseling. The homeroom teacher/advisor acts as the point person for both parents and students. This provides an opportunity for group discussions during which students are able to view themselves as part of the larger group as well as individuals who have important contributions to make.

Throughout Darlington, our programs integrate opportunities for student success. Whole school assemblies, academics, athletics, and fine arts are an essential part of our commitment to teach the whole child. We strive to help students understand the importance and value of hard work and citizenship.

Whether students are preparing for the wax museum, celebrating the 100th day of school, running through the woods simulating Richard Connell’s Most Dangerous Game, proudly displaying their science fair projects, scoring on the athletic field, gathering at the flagpole, or just hanging out talking, Darlington School has a culture and a feel all its own. It is a place where students are encouraged to maximize their potential and transform that potential into success.

For more information or to enroll your child, please contact Jennifer Bagby in the Admission Office.

Third-Graders Wear Broccoli Today!


Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

After reading the book, "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days" by Stephen Manes, our third-graders wore "broccoli" tied around their necks all day just as main character, Milo Crinkley, did in the story. Students did this to demonstrate that they are fearless! From this story, they learned that nobody's perfect but they can have courage and determination and that it's best to just be ourselves.





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