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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.

Homecoming Court


Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

After the Homecoming Court is presented during halftime, Andrey Aprelikov and Olivia Drake are crowned Homecoming king and queen, while Russell Shealy and Alex Gardner are named price and princess.

Photobooth at Fall for the Arts


Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

The Photographics students took pictures of the Darlington Community using theater props as part of Fall for the Arts.

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.

Fall for the Arts Renaissance Festival


Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

The Darlington Community celebrates all aspects of the arts during the school's annual Fall for the Arts Festival, which had a Renaissance theme this year. The event featured a variety of fun activities, live performances and tasty treats on a beautiful fall day.





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