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Why Choose Darlington's Upper School?

Whether you are a prospective family that is visiting the school for the first time, entering as a new student, or returning to your alma mater, you will surely find today’s Darlington both welcoming and inspiring.

At Darlington’s Upper School, high-achieving, academically driven students prepare to thrive in college and life, yet our commitment to students extends far beyond the classroom. We commit fully to the whole student, understanding and valuing each person for his or her own individual strengths. We hold that greatness emerges not from classroom rigor alone, but from a symphony of intellectual, physical and spiritual inspirations.

Alums cross paths at chance meeting overseas


Sunday, Jul. 26, 2015

Last May, two Darlington alumni with a few years and many miles between them met randomly while attending an environmental conference in Europe. Whit Remer (‘03) and Jaclyn Brass (‘10) both developed an interest in environmental science at Darlington that brought the two together at the Coastal Resilience Collaborative in Delft, Netherlands.

Purple Tie Affair to raise money for parent organizations


Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2015

Bring on the wide-brimmed hats, secure some seersucker, and bust out the bright colors for "A Night at the Races" to support Darlington's parent organizations at the 2015 Purple Tie Affair. Enjoy premium silent auction offerings and a delicious southern spread in the Van Es Area on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m.

Darlington’s Motto is Wisdom More Than Knowledge, Service Beyond Self, Honor Above Everything. On our breathtaking campus, we engage in developing each student’s unique potential. At Darlington, academic rigor is embedded within 21st Century learning through collaboration, problem solving, technology integration, production, etc. Indeed, many students graduate with several years of college credits already completed. In preparing young adults for college and career, we work passionately to ensure all our students leave ready to achieve success while maintaining personal balance.

Darlington’s Upper School creates an accelerated college-prep experience. Our outstanding faculty, programs and facilities create a college-like experience, complete with many freedoms and responsibilities. For example, with parent permission, residential students may drive their own cars, and while here, students enjoy a full array of social and recreational opportunities. In this extended family, Darlington students join a global community. Darlington’s student body represents an average of 30 countries and 25 states each year. The boarding school experience develops self-reliance and teaches that while our students can never replace home, they might just realize it is possible to have many homes. In this remarkable setting we aim to develop their highest potential and, by so doing, prepare them to serve the world beyond.

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

Media arts students attend journalism boot camp


Friday, Jul. 17, 2015

Four members of the Darlington Community traveled to St. Louis to attend the Media Now STL High School Digital Media Summer Camp, where they gained insight and new skills to implement into the school's growing student journalism program.





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