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About Darlington

In 1905, a group of young graduates along with John Paul and Alice Allgood Cooper, found themselves moved by the memory of a former teacher. That man, Joseph James Darlington, had taught them so much. Not only through lectures and books, but through his character, his insatiable desire for knowledge, and his concern for the greater good. These students came together, and from that desire to honor their teacher Darlington School was born.
Mr. Darlington's legacy of child-centered holistic education lives on in the approximately 750 students in grades pre-K to 12. Our school community builds character and connection through a representation of an average of 15 states and 20 countries worldwide.
To quote from the original charter, Darlington was organized and incorporated “not for pecuniary gain” but “for educational and literary purposes, in which may be taught all branches of learning.” Today, Darlington is so much more than a college-preparatory school. It's a place where curiosity can grow into wisdom. A place where empathy transforms into service. And where honesty galvanizes into honor.

Darlington Robotics Advances to World Championship

After a spectacular performance at the State Championship on Saturday, Darlington's Robotics team will compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Houston in April.

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Darlington Players to present “Chicago: Teen Edition” in downtown Rome, Feb. 23-25

Darlington's fine arts department and The Darlington Players will present "Chicago: Teen Edition" Feb. 23-25 at the Rome City Auditorium. Show times are 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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Meet the Cast of “The Lion King JR.”

The fine arts department is excited to share that Disney’s "The Lion King JR." will be playing in the Zelle Black Box Theatre the weekend of April 26-28. The cast contains approximately 50 third- through eighth-grade students led by Melissa Smyly, Upper School English department chair, and Sara Alt, Pre-K to 8 music teacher. 

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School to host One Kid! One Kidney! 5K and Fun Run in honor of student

Darlington will host the One Kid! One Kidney! 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 27, at 9 a.m. in honor of sophomore Gabrielle Culberson to benefit the Children's Organ Transplant Association

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Mothers of Alumni Valentine’s Day Brunch

The Advancement Office hosted a brunch for mothers of Darlington alumni at the Home-on-the-Hill on Valentine's Day.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


Wisdom, service and honor are a part of everything we do.