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.

Make Plans to Attend the Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate!

The Purple Tie Volunteer Team is planning a Purple Tie Tiger Tailgate on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Huffman Athletic Center’s Johnson Field House. 

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Camp Delightascope: Session 1

Campers at Camp Delightascope enjoyed learning about the Summer Olympics.

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Jane Campbell (’13) named alternate on USA Olympic women’s soccer team

Darlington alum and Soccer Academy standout Jane Campbell ('13) has been named as an alternate for the USA Olympic women's soccer team and is heading to Tokyo for the Olympic Games to train with the team. 

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Marion Football Signing

Surrounded by family and friends, Joe Marion ('21) signed to play football for Shorter University. 

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Pyle Gymnastics Signing

Trinity Pyle ('21) has been offered and accepted a scholarship to compete in gymnastics at Oregon State University. She made it official at a signing ceremony in the Huffman Center surrounded by her family and friends. 

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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