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.

Caroline Dingler Signing

The Darlington Community gathered in the Dodd Banquet Room to celebrate Caroline Dingler ('20) as she committed to continue playing basketball on the collegiate level at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. 

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100+ students enter Darlington Technology Competition

More than 100 students in grades 3-12 participated in Darlington's 4th Annual Technology Competition on Nov. 15, showcasing a wide variety of projects that highlighted their skills in animation, 3D design, video production, digital photography and everything in between.  

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3-5 Play: “The Granny Awards”

The 3-5 Drama Club presented "The Granny Awards," a play featuring Granny and a cast of her favorite fairy tale characters.

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Senior Ventures Spotlight: Carlie Chisolm

For her Senior Ventures project, Carlie Chisolm ('20) is exploring the bounds of profiling, either used for investigative purposes or used as a mechanism to stereotype, through social psychology.

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Harlem Globetrotters “Pushing the Limits” at Darlington School during 2020 World Tour

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their new “Pushing the Limits” World Tour to Rome, Georgia, at Darlington School’s Huffman Center on Monday, March 16, 2020, at 7 p.m.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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