Darlington School: About Darlington
 

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.
News

Bagby (’63, LD ’12) named Distinguished Alumnus

As Darlington kicks off Alumni Weekend today, the Alumni Office is pleased to announce that Wright Bagby ('63, LD '12) is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Bagby is a lifelong resident of Floyd County and currently serves on the Floyd County Commission.

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Galleries

Fall Play: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Darlington's fine arts department presents Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Zelle Black Box Theatre. The production involves more than 60 students on stage and behind the scenes.

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News

Darlington launches new website

Darlington School’s website, www.darlingtonschool.org, has a fresh new look. The mobile-first site, which launched this afternoon, is a complete overhaul, including streamlined navigation, new content and more.

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RomeGaCares Hurricane Relief Service Project

Students in Darlington’s Pre-K to 8 division decorate and pack buckets of supplies for the Floyd County Sheriff's Office’s RomeGaCares hurricane relief effort. What a great example of students putting Service Beyond Self!

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20th Anniversary of the 1998 Football State Championship

Team members, cheerleaders, and coaches gathered to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the 1998 State Football Championship season as Darlington faced Mt. Zion at home.

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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.