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.

Camp Darlington: Session 1

Campers have a blast exploring the Upper School campus through a variety of outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, archery, disc golf, field games, outdoor robotics and more!

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The Inkslinger is Here!

The Inkslinger staff is pleased to announce that the Inkslinger 2020 is here!

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Meet the Alumni Council: Dani (Baker) Wilson (’11, LD ’20)

Newly elected council member Dani (Baker) Wilson (’11, LD ’20) lives in Cedar Bluff, Ala., and works as an agent aspirant and office representative for State Farm Insurance in Centre. Let’s get to know Dani in today’s installment of our Meet the Alumni Council series!

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Pre-K Presentation of “Oh Rome, Georgia, You are the Place for Me!”

Darlington School Pre-K has been learning about Rome, Georgia throughout the year, culminating in the presentation of their play in a virtual way.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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