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.

Darlington Connects: Amy and Gaines Dempsey (’94, ’94)

We're excited to connect with our alumni through our new Darlington Connects series. Today we hear from Amy and Gaines Dempsey (’94, ’94) and about their inspiring story and connections to bring Java Joy to Rome, Ga.

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Middle Grades Fall Concert

The middle grades Orchestra, Band and Jazz Band performed their fall concert via Facebook live today as part of the school's month-long celebration of the arts.

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What Would YOU do with $10,000?

Purchase a Purple Tie reverse raffle ticket for a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000!

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Parents for Purple: Pre-K to 8 Volunteer Spotlights

Meet this year's Pre-K to 8 volunteers for The Darlington Fund's Parents for Purple initiative! Parents for Purple is our annual parent campaign for The Darlington Fund, and the volunteers listed below are working hard to get each of their individual classes to 100% participation.

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Challenge Accepted: Teachers, students embrace flexible learning

Darlington teachers are thinking outside the box when it comes to the challenges COVID-19 has dealt to ensure that all students have the best possible learning experience whether they are in the classroom or not.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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