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.
Blogs

12 Tips for Making the Most of the College Fair

Darlington’s College Fair will take place Monday, Sept. 23, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Johnson Field House of the Huffman Athletic Center. All students in grades 9-12 are required to attend. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time with the 147 colleges that will be there!

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Galleries

Insect Expo

The fifth graders and Upper School zoology classes were excited to host the 2019 Insect Expo in the Ledbetter Commons.

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Blogs

Alumni Weekend: Reflections from a Class Agent’s 50th Reunion

The Darlington and Thornwood Classes of 1968 celebrated their 50th reunion during Alumni Weekend last year and Class Agent David Muschamp ('68) shares his thoughts on the event in this blog.

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Galleries

Honor Book Signing

New Upper School students and faculty pledge to live by Darlington's Honor Code with the signing of the Honor Book in Morris Chapel.

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Student Leadership Officer Installation

Upper School students involved in various leadership positions were officially inducted into their roles at this week's chapel service.

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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.