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

Merritt earns Master Journalism Educator certification

Katie Merritt, Upper School media arts teacher, has earned the Master Journalism Educator certification from the Journalism Education Association.

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Darlington to host 11th annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon

Darlington will again host the annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia on Sunday, April 28. Now in its 11th year, the USA Triathlon-sanctioned event is sponsored by R.A.C.E. Rome.

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Heart of the Community

Congratulations to 2019 Heart of the Community honorees with ties to Darlington, including Tannika King, director of communications; Chantz McClinic ('04, LD '14); and parents of alumni Barbara Beninato, Harry Brock, Nancy Knight, and Jeff ('85) and Mary Margaret Mauer.

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Darlington is well represented in Leadership Georgia’s class of 2019

Julie Lucas (‘97), chief advancement officer for Darlington, and Marie (Hodge) Gordon (’99, LD ’12), Alumni Council member and class agent, have been selected to participate in Leadership Georgia's class of 2019.

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Darlington to present “Fiddler on the Roof” in Downtown Rome, Feb. 15-17

Darlington’s fine arts department will present “Fiddler on the Roof” Feb. 15-17 at the Rome City Auditorium.

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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.