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.
News

Class of 1953 Lectureship to feature DeKalb County CEO

DeKalb County CEO Michael L. Thurmond will be the 17th speaker in the annual Class of 1953 Lectureship Series on Thursday, April 15. This virtual presentation to the Upper School community will take place during chapel time.

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Blogs

Supporting Our Faculty: 33 Professional Development Grants Awarded for 2021-2022

Thirty-three faculty and staff members have received professional development grants through Darlington's Thatcher Faculty Development Fund and Carla & Leonard Wood Distinguished Faculty Fellowship.

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Galleries

RUMPUS: Neville House Wins Relay

RUMPUS competition got into full swing as houses competed in the Relay at Chris Hunter Stadium. Neville House came out on top followed by Moser, Summerbell, Thornwood, and Regester. 

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News

Rush named head girls’ basketball coach

Middle grades history teacher Samantha Rush has been named head girls' basketball coach at Darlington School.

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Blogs

Q&A with Incoming Student Body President William Feng

Rising senior William Feng, who has spent the 2020-2021 school year as a virtual learner at home in Shanghai, China, couldn't be more excited about returning to the Darlington campus for his senior year and the opportunity to serve as president of the student body.

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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.