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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

Darlington rebalances tuition, announces 2-year freeze

Coming off of one of the most successful admission seasons in recent history in which Darlington saw wait lists in multiple grades, administrators have announced a new tuition structure for 2022-2023, making the value of a Darlington education more affordable without sacrificing programs. 

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Galleries

Darlington’s 1st “Appy Hour”

The Dar Tech Team held a special Fall for the Arts "Appy Hour" event in the McCallie-Kennedy Library today, where 11 students shared different creative applications they are passionate about.

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Alumni Weekend: Class Photos

Alumni with class years ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6 celebrated their class reunions during Alumni Weekend! Class photos of classes from 1975 to 2016 were taken at the Alumni Cocktail Party and photos of alumni celebrating their 50th reunion or greater were outside the Home-on-the-Hill.

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Stegall (’62) named Distinguished Alumnus

As Darlington kicks off its Alumni Weekend celebration today, the Alumni Office is pleased to announce that Dr. Frank D. Stegall Sr. (’62) is the recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  

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Moss (‘63) to retire after 40 years of service to Darlington

After 40 years of Service to Darlington School and 55 years in independent school education, Sam Moss (‘63) will be retiring as dean of college guidance at the end of the school year. He will continue to live on campus and serve in a part-time role during the 2022-2023 school year.

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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.