Darlington School: About Darlington
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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.
Galleries

Building Grinch Sleighs in 1st Grade

The first-graders took on a "Grinchy" task today in exploratory. The students were challenged with building a sleigh that would hold as many presents (Unifix cubes) as possible while being pulled up an inclined surface without spilling any gifts.

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Blogs

Celebrating Confident Contributors!

Darlington alumni leave our campus ready to take on the world ... and they do! Our blog series "Darlington Connects" celebrates alumni, their careers and their Darlington stories.

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News

Billy Morris (‘52) receives Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities

Darlington alumnus Billy Morris (‘52), CEO of Morris Communications in Augusta, Ga., is one of 10 individuals and organizations in Georgia to receive one of the ninth annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities.

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Blogs

Rudolph the Red-Nosed TIGER!

As we approach the holiday break and the beginning of a New Year, let's take a minute to think about what makes our school community so special -- our people. 

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Blogs

Darlington Connects: Small Professional Services Business Highlight

We're excited to connect with small businesses and restaurants owned by members of the Darlington Community through our Darlington Connects series. Today we’re thrilled to highlight small professional services businesses.

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HEAD OF SCHOOL

Meet Head of School Brent Bell.

MISSION AND VALUES

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