Darlington School: About Darlington
 

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.
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RUMPUS Lip Sync

RUMPUS Lip Sync was a hit as usual with all houses bringing their "A-Game." Thornwood House won the competition this year with songs from "The Greatest Showman." RUMPUS is a weekend-long competition between day and boarding students and faculty in Darlington's six campus houses.

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Coach Hall’s 400th Career Win

Girls' varsity basketball head coach Hazel Hall celebrated her 400th career win after the Lady Tigers defeated Gordon Lee 59-24 Friday night. Congratulations, Coach Hall!

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News

Eighth-grader wins spelling bee

After several rounds of intense competition, eighth-grader Parker Scott won the Thatcher Hall Spelling Bee on Jan. 16 by correctly spelling the words “sepia” and “clavicle.”  

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Nathan Hale Visits Pre-K to 8

Guest author and illustrator Nathan Hale visited Darlington’s Pre-K to 8 division Jan. 15.

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4th-Grade Farmer’s Market

Fourth-graders made $115 to donate to charity at today's farmer's market and chose to split the money evenly between the Coosa River Basin Initiative and the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter to go towards their garden project.

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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.