Darlington School Second Century Campaign

Darlington School

The Case for the Second Century Campaign


In March 2006, the Board of Trustees approved a landmark strategic plan for Darlington’s second century, with well-defined goals in 10 areas:

  1. Educational environment
  2. Admissions
  3. Faculty and staff
  4. Information technology
  5. Character education
  6. Facilities
  7. Beyond the classroom / Co-curricular
  8. Advancement and finance
  9. Inclusivity
  10. Governance

This strategic plan represents a bold new way of thinking for Darlington School. For the first time ever, we are looking beyond a traditional five-year planning cycle to create a 25-year vision for our school’s campus. Under the leadership of Headmaster Tom Whitworth, we are focused on achieving measurable results within five years, while preparing to transform Darlington over the next quarter century.

To guide the facilities planning process, architects have developed a comprehensive campus master plan for Darlington, taking into account not only our immediate needs but also our long-term goals to maximize the school’s functionality, safety and beauty. Our campus master plan ensures that any capital improvements made now will blend seamlessly with our history and into the Darlington School of the future.

The Strategic Planning Committee has worked long and hard to determine how we can build on Darlington’s many strengths now and in the future – by invigorating our student body, investing in our talented faculty, engaging all members of our community and enhancing our institutional effectiveness.

The goals we have set are ambitious, yet we look forward to this opportunity to stretch ourselves, to demonstrate our dedication to Darlington, to make our vision a reality.


You may also view the Second Century Campaign Case Statement as a PDF file.





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