Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Announcements
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Grades > 9-12

Tennis season is almost upon us! A meeting for those students interested in playing high school tennis will be held on Monday, December 11. This meeting will cover spring schedules, practices, and other important information. Please join us at 9:45 a.m. in the Cinema Room.

Important Extended Day Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Extended Day will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11 to allow the staff to attend the division Christmas party. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. 

Pre-K to 8 Holiday Festival Program Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the fine arts department at Thatcher Hall! We would like to invite you to our Pre-K to 8 Holiday Festival Program on Friday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m. in the Huffman Athletic Center's Van Es Arena. Coffee and light pastries will be provided for parents and guests in the Johnson Field House after drop off until the start of the performance.

Students and teachers are excited to present this program of holiday music and entertainment. This program will feature a variety of performances from students in Pre-K to 8. Student artwork and photography will also be on display in the lobby areas and can be taken home after the program.

Below is some important information regarding the event:

Refreshments: All parents are invited to join us for coffee and light refreshments during the time between drop off and show time in the Johnson Field House.

Dress: Pre-K to 2 students should wear dress or Christmas attire that can include khaki bottoms. Students in grades 3 to 8 should wear Christmas or festive tops with khaki bottoms, skirts or pants, for this school day. Students should not wear jeans or T-shirts with graphics.

Dismissal for Pre-K to 8: At the conclusion of the program, all students will join their teachers for walking back over to Thatcher Hall for the remainder of the school day.

We are very excited about this special holiday event that showcases over 300 students and their artistic endeavors. We hope you can join us! Feel free to contact one of us if you have questions.


Holiday Spirit Dress Days December 13th-December 15th

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Pre-K to 8 is excited for the holiday season and will celebrate by dressing in spirit wear on Wednesday, December 13th-Friday, December 15th. This is the last week of school before Winter Break begins. 

Please see the schedule below and feel free to join in on the fun. For students that choose not to participate, they should wear their school uniform.

Wednesday, Dec. 13- Holiday Tacky Sweater and Accessories

Students may wear a holiday tacky sweater, holiday t-shirts, or holiday mix match. They can also wear their holiday bling: Santa hat, antlers, Christmas light necklace, and holiday socks, etc. 

Thursday, Dec. 14- Red vs. Green Day 

Students may wear all red or all green colored clothing. We will see which color wins.  

Friday, Dec. 15- Cozy PJ Day 

Students may wear pajamas, shorts, or sweatpants to school for comfort. If they wear slippers, remember to bring shoes for break/recess and PE. 

Pre-K to 8 Clothing and Toy Drive

Grades > Pre-K to 8

The service committee is hosting a gently used clothing and toy drive to support the needy families in Rome from Monday, December 4th - Wednesday, December 13th.  We are partnering with Restoration Rome for this project. We need you and your family to clean out your closets, bedrooms, and garages and look for the following items: 

  • Warm coats/ jackets

  • Scarves/ hats

  • Sneakers/ boots/ winter shoes

  • Pajama sets

  • Pants/ leggings/ jeans

  • Sweaters /sweatshirts

  • T-shirts and shorts

  • Bikes

  • Riding toys / wagons

  • Dolls and doll houses

  • Toys, cars and trucks

  • Sports equipment

  • Backpacks / duffle bags

  • Baby toys

  • High chairs/ baby exersaucer walker

Lion King Interest Form

Grades > Pre-K to 8

We are so excited to announce that the Thatcher Hall 3-8 Spring Musical will be The Lion King Jr! Please fill out the form linked if your child is interested in auditioning for The Lion King Jr. We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at 5:00 in the Commons Area at Thatcher Hall.

Auditions will be for current 3rd-8th grade students on Thursday and Friday, January 11-12. The performance dates will be April 26-29.

For more information please email Melissa Smyly msmyly@darlingtonschool.org.

Winter Break Camps at Thatcher Hall

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Do you need a shopping and errands day before Christmas? You are in luck! 

Students in grades Pre-K to 5 are invited to participate in All Sports Camp on Dec. 18th and Cool Yule on Dec. 19th.

Times: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for both days

Location: Darlington School's Thatcher Hall (Cool Yule) or Huffman Athletic Complex (All-Sports Camp)   

Price: Cool Yule is $65 (includes a hot lunch, snack, and crafts), All Sports is $50 (includes hot lunch and snack)


Cool Yule- Cookie decorating, fun reindeer games, stories and movies, free play, ornament/craft making, and Christmas sing-a-longs

All-Sports- Projected sports include Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball and Tennis

Cool Yule and All-Sports Camp is available to current Darlington families in grades pre-K to 5. The deadline to sign up is December 13th.

Register by clicking the link- CLICK HERE and then click on Darlington's After School Program

Please email Carrie Watterson with Cool Yule questions. Please email Coach Matt Larry with any All-Sports questions.

Yale Young Global Scholars Summer Program Signups end January 10th

Grades > 9-12
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer program hosted by Yale University. Its mission is to give young students, from different backgrounds between the ages of 15-17 years of age exposure to what they would like to pursue in their future careers. It consists of four academic programs which are; Innovations in Science and Technology, Literature Philosophy and Culture, Politics, Law and Economics, and Solving Global Challenges. There are 3 sessions during the summer months, which are all two weeks, giving you the Yale experience, including college and dorm life outside and inside the classroom. The deadline to apply for the program is January 10th, 2024. If you are interested there's also virtual info. sessions or feel free to email  kknowles@darlingotnschool.org
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Fine Arts Events Calendar 2023-2024

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Click the link below to view the complete fine arts events calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. You can save the PDF for easy access throughout the year! 

Today's Calendar
7:30–8:30 am
Department Meetings
10–10:30 am
Kindergarten Play
Morris Chapel
6–7:30 pm
BoysSoccer Academy vs U17B v SSA N. Ga
Darlington School
6–7:30 pm
U16/U17 Boys Soccer Academy vs SSA North Rome
Darlington School
8–9:30 pm
U19 Boys Soccer Academy vs SSA North Dalton
Darlington School
Regester:  S. Mull
Thornwood:  S. Daniel
Cooper:  B. Nolin
Summerbell:  S. Clark
Moser:  T. Gaug
Neville:  C. Allen
Library:  D. Harvey
AOD:  H. Jones
Student Center:  J. Pitts