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.

Darlington recognized with the AP Computer Science A Female Diversity Award

Darlington School has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A.

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Leadership Darlington

Twenty-one alumni representing five states and seven cities in Georgia participated in the school’s eighth annual Leadership Darlington program. 

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Student-Athletes recognized at Winter Sports Assembly

Outstanding athletes in varsity basketball, swim, and wrestling were recognized at the Winter Sports Assembly on Monday, March 4, in Morris Chapel.

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Darlington seniors launch Restoration Rome mentorship program

Darlington seniors Amelia Allen and Matyah Jackson developed the Restoration Rome Mentors program which kicked off this fall.

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5 Ways Darlington Arts Contributes to the Community

I am so proud of how Darlington fine arts students are sharing their passion and performance in the community.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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