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Home Varsity Boys Basketball Game

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Saturday, Dec. 5, will be the first HOME varsity boys' basketball game of the season as Darlington takes on Woodland (Varsity Boys Only).

All COVID-19 Protocols will be in place.  

All tickets will be available online through EVENTBRITE.  There will not be any tickets sold at the gate.

Access tickets through the attached EVENTBRITE link. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM.  There will be a limited number of tickets available. 

Darlington vs. Woodland Basketball Tickets


Submitted by:Nathan West - Faculty
Display 12/4/2020-12/5/2020

Submit your 2021 GOAL Tax Credit Application!

Grades > Pre-K to 12

In 2020, over 200 parents, grandparents, alumni, and faculty redirected their Georgia tax dollars to the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. With your support, Darlington received over $550,000 in GOAL contributions. Through Georgia GOAL, you are able to contribute funds that will be used to provide financial aid for deserving students to attend our school, and you will receive a 100% Georgia income tax credit in exchange for your contribution! In other words, the State of Georgia is allowing you to ‘spend’ some of the taxes you must pay anyway in order to provide funds for deserving students to attend our school.

It's easy and costs nothing: It takes 20 seconds! Sign up at www.goalscholarship.org. Georgia GOAL applications are due by Dec. 31 each year. 

Please contact Carolyn Brearley at cbrearley@darlingtonschool.org with any questions or to request more information. 

Thank you for your support of Darlington School!

Submitted by:Carolyn (Seigler) Brearley '99 - Faculty
Display 12/4/2020-12/7/2020

Weekend Schedule

Grades > Pre-K to 12



5:45 PM – Dinner in the Dining Hall

6 PM – Check-in Houses  

7:30 PM – Football & Food – Darlington Tigers vs. Prince Avenue in the DBR


8:30 – 10:30 PM – Late Night Huffman – Weight Room

11 PM – Curfew for underclassmen 

11:30 PM – Curfew for seniors 



11:30 AM – Check-In @ Houses

11:30 AM – 1 PM – Brunch in the Dining Hall

1 – 4 PM – Publix Shopping
Buses will leave from the Library steps every 15 minutes between 1 – 3 PM.

2 – 4 PM – Huffman OPEN – Weight Room & Johnson Field House

3 – 4:30 PM – Boys J.V. Basketball vs. Woodland

4:30 – 6 PM – Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Woodland


5 PM – Check-In @ Houses

5:30 – 6:30 PM – Dinner in the in the Dining Hall


8:30 – 10:30 PM – Holiday Cookies & Hot Chocolate in the Growl

8:30 – 10:30 PM – Late Night Huffman – Weight Room

11 PM – Curfew for underclassmen 

11:30 PM – Curfew for seniors



11:30 AM – Check-In @ Houses

11:30 AM – 1 PM – Brunch

1 – 4 PM – Publix Shopping

Buses will leave from the Library steps every 15 minutes between 1 – 3 PM.

2 – 4 PM – Huffman OPEN – Weight Room & Johnson Field House


5:30 – 6:30 PM – Dinner in the Dining Hall

7:15 PM – Check-In @ Houses

Submitted by:Doug Hamil - Faculty
Display 12/4/2020-12/6/2020

Interested in Esports?

Grades > Pre-K to 12
Do you have a passion for gaming? Want to be on a team that supports that passion?  This year GHSA is expanding and offering more esports games than ever before. Now you can join our Darlington Esports team and play any of these five games:  FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21, SMITE, League of Legends, and Rocket League!

We believe esports is a sport. Teamwork, communication, practices, and skill refinement -- all these benefits of sports apply to esports. Do you want to play to win a state championship, get a Varsity letter, or try to win scholarships and cool merchandise? If this sounds like something you are interested in, fill out the Esports Spring Interest Form. Day and boarding students, virtual or in-person...we want you on our team!
Want more information? Check out these links:
Please email bwardlaw@darlingtonschool.org if you have any questions!
Submitted by:Beth (Lumpkin) Wardlaw - Faculty
Display 12/3/2020-12/7/2020

All Call for Small Business and Restaurant Owners in the Darlington Community

Grades > Pre-K to 12

During the month of December, we would like to highlight small businesses and restaurants that are owned by members of our Darlington Community. To make sure we don’t miss anyone, we need your help! If you are a small business or restaurant owner and would like to be included, please email with Becca Wood answers to the questions below and a picture of you at your business.

Connection to Darlington: Alumni, Parent, Parent of Alumni, Grandparent, Friend of the School
Name of business/restaurant:
Description of business/restaurant:
Website and/or social media link:

We encourage our Darlington family to support each other! 

Submitted by:Becca (Johnson) Wood - Faculty
Display 12/3/2020-12/9/2020

Wind Ensemble Films Traditions of Christmas Concert

Grades > Pre-K to 12

The Upper School Wind Ensemble is excited to present their annual Traditions of Christmas performance on Monday, 12/7/2020. Their selections feature humor, holiday spirit, impressive arrangements, and fun!  The performance will be filmed during the day and then uploaded to our website and social media. We invite the Darlington community to watch the concert with friends and family. The Wind Ensemble presents this gift of music in hopes that everyone will have a very Merry Christmas! 

Submitted by:Damon Harvey - Faculty
Display 12/3/2020-12/7/2020

Christmas Word Video Clips Due Friday, Dec. 4

Grades > Pre-K to 12

If your child signed up for a word in the Christmas video, please email your clip to jcollins@darlingtonschool.org by Friday, Dec. 4. Remember to please film horizontally and follow the instructions sent to you previously via email. 

Submitted by:Tannika King - Faculty
Display 12/3/2020-12/4/2020

Teen Entrepreneurship Makeathon Atlanta

Grades > 9-12

Are you interested in being an entrepreneur? Would you like to work with some of the top young entrepreneurs in the country and learn what it takes to build a successful business? This competition is for you!

Darlington has the opportunity to compete with several Atlanta Independent Schools in the Teen Entrepreneurship Makeathon Atlanta on January 24, 2021. The event will last from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will take breaks for snacks and lunch.

How it works:

"Makeathon encourages ambitious teens with an entrepreneurial spirit to test a new market opportunity centered around a specific business problem, which is  presented to the students on the morning of the event.  

Student teams work independently throughout the day on their projects, culminating in a pitch presented to our panel of judges. Students will also have a chance to attend Skill Labs to learn entrepreneurial skills such as Marketing, Product Design, Financials and Pitching. Young Founders Institute mentors are available throughout the challenge to support them through the process."

If you are interested, please register here. You may choose your team (3-5 students) or sign up on your own and you will be placed on a team. It is going to be a fun event, and the winners will win real money! I will send out more details and information once we have the teams set.

Submitted by:Beth (Lumpkin) Wardlaw - Faculty
Display 12/2/2020-12/4/2020

Decorate Holiday Face Masks

Grades > 9-12

To spread some holiday cheer, the McCallie-Kennedy Library will be hosting a Make-Your-Own Holiday Face Mask activity during office hours on Thursday and Friday this week. Be sure to stop by and create a festive holiday mask that you can wear throughout the season.

Submitted by:Melinda Holmes - Faculty
Display 12/2/2020-12/4/2020

Reminder: Water Bottles and Masks

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Welcome back! Just a friendly reminder to send a water bottle with your student daily. There are water filling stations throughout the campus for refills. Also, it is a good idea for students to have access to an extra mask in their backpacks. We do have extras at the front desk, if need be.

Submitted by:Wendy Payne - Faculty
Display 12/1/2020-12/4/2020


Playoff Football & Winter Game Day Protocols

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Dear Tigers,

Welcome Back!  I hope you had a great break and you are excited about the winter season beginning.  There are a couple of things I would like to communicate moving forward.


We are very proud of our Darlington Tigers for advancing to the second round of the GHSA Playoffs. Our Tigers will be on the road this Friday night, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. as we take on Prince Avenue Christian School. Prince Avenue has allotted 650 tickets for our parents and fans. Tickets will be $10 each and will be available pre-sale only; tickets will NOT be sold at the gate. Tickets can be purchased through the following Go Fan link:

Prince Avenue Christian School vs. Darlington School Event Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/171449?schoolId=GA4948


Basketball season officially starts this Saturday, Dec. 5 as our varsity boys' team will be hosting Woodland High School at 4:30 p.m.

As we continue to monitor COVID-19 and its effects, I feel that we will need to restrict the number of supporters allowed in the Huffman Building for these contests. 

The day before each game, we will share a link through EVENTBRITE (much like we did for football).  There, you will be able to reserve a spot for the contest.  Darlington Community and students will share the same link.  Each individual can reserve a maximum of 2 tickets. After you reserve a ticket through EVENTBRITE, you will receive a receipt/confirmation with your name on it.  Those tickets will be shown at the door through your phone or a printed copy.  Admission will not be allowed without a ticket. 

Every student participating that day will receive 2 tickets; administered how they please.


  • Attendance will be limited.  General Admission tickets will not be available
  • The front doors of the Huffman will be the only entry location for all home events
  • ALL spectators will be required to wear a mask at ALL times
  • Social distancing is highly encouraged at all times; this includes the student section
  • Concession stand will be open and limited to prepackaged food and drinks
  • Team benches and the court areas are for official team personnel only
  • There will be no passes out
  • All students and children will remain with their parents during the games
  • There will be no youth basketball practice during home contest
  • At the conclusion of the contest, it is asked that everyone clears the gym

I hope everyone understands Darlington’s procedures during this time as we take all needed precautions to ensure safety for our students and community. Please reach out to me with any questions. 


Eddie Guth


SAT Information for Saturday, December 5

Grades > 9-12

For those students taking the SAT this Saturday,December 5, plan to arrive by 7:45 A.M. at the side door of Thatcher Hall. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00 A.M. Bring the following items with you:

  • Admission Ticket
  • Acceptable ID
  • Calculator
  • Two #2 Pencils
  • Masks required

Virtual College Visits for the Month of December on Zoom

Grades > 9-12

Here are the virtual college visits for the month of December on Zoom. Join in from anywhere!

Tuesday, December 1, 9:40 am

DePauw University



Wednesday, December 2, 1:30 pm

The University of Wisconsin - Madison



Thursday, December 3, 9:40 am

University of South Alabama



Friday, December 4, 9:40 am

Centre College



Monday, December 7, 9:40 am

Catholic University of America



Tuesday, December 8, 9:40 am

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville 



Wednesday, December 9, 1:30 pm

Shorter University 



Thursday, December 10, 9:40 am

Washington College



Friday, December 11, 9:40 am

Lafayette College



Monday, December 14, 9:40 am

Wesleyan College



Tuesday, December 15, 9:40 am

University of Lynchburg



Wednesday, December 16, 1:30 pm

University of Utah



Thursday, December 17, 9:40 am

Valdosta State University


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U19 Boys Soccer Academy vs Indy Boys College Showcase-Dar Neon
Indianapolis, IN
Noon–1:30 pm
Girls Soccer Academy vs National League Showcase
Greensboro, NC
Noon–1:30 pm
U16/U17 Boys Soccer Academy vs Indy Boys College Showcase
Indianapolis, IN
Noon–1:30 pm
U19 Boys Soccer Academy vs Indy Boys College Showcase-Dar Purple
Indianapolis, IN
7:30–9 pm
Boys Varsity Football vs Prince Avenue
Prince Avenue Christian School
Regester:  I. Brewer
Thornwood:  E. Bruce
Summerbell:  B. Wardlaw (ROC R. Smith)
Moser:  J. Cox
Neville:  C. Cryer
AOD:  T. Inman