ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF DARLINGTON
In March 2006, the Board of Trustees approved a landmark strategic plan for Darlington’s second century, with well-defined goals in 10 areas:
- Educational environment
- Faculty and staff
- Information technology
- Character education
- Beyond the classroom / Co-curricular
- Advancement and finance
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
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.
Headmaster Tom Whitworth and Chairman of the Board John Irby (’81) congratulate Victoria Lott (’07) for “commencing” the next chapter of her life’s journey.