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

Teaching and Learning Center welcomes Caldwell and Grigsby as learning specialists

Carrie Caldwell and Julie Grigsby are joining the Darlington Community as learning specialists in the Pre-K to 8 Teaching and Learning Center. 

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News

Haynes to teach Upper School science

Jaclyn Haynes is joining the Darlington Community as Upper School chemistry and environmental science teacher.

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West named head boys’ basketball coach and assistant athletic director

Nathan West is joining the Darlington Community as head boys’ basketball coach and assistant athletic director. A native of Anniston, Alabama, West has over nine years of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate level.

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Blogs

The Importance of Playtime in Learning

Our MakerChallenge camps provided engineering challenges and robot programming opportunities to our campers. After the camp wrapped up, I've reflected a bit on the importance of learning through play.

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Blogs

Teaching With Passion: Darlington Coffee EDU

Each Tuesday morning, Darlington faculty have the opportunity to participate in Darlington Coffee Edu. The purpose of Coffee Edu is to foster growth, build relationships, and collaborate with peers while learning new ideas to use in the classroom.

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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.