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.

Laurel Snyder Visits Pre-K to 8

Guest author Laurel Snyder visited Darlington's Pre-K to 8 division on Jan. 28. 

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Board of Trustees Senior Dinner

Members of Darlington's Board of Trustees sponsored a dinner in honor of the Class of 2020 in conjunction with their winter meeting.

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Career Day

Darlington's Career Day featured a keynote address in Morris Chapel from alumnus Will Harbin (‘95), a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO of Global Worldwide, a maker of mobile games. 

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Thatcher Hall Geo Bee

The Geo Bee was held in Thatcher Hall on Friday, Jan. 17 and after a fierce competition eighth-grader Link Lignell came out on top.

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Harbin (’95) to deliver keynote for Career Day

Darlington Career Day will feature a keynote address from alumnus Will Harbin ('95) on Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. in Morris Chapel.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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