Darlington School: About Darlington
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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.

King to teach Upper School science

Dr. Toni King has joined the Darlington Community as Upper School biology and anatomy and physiology teacher.

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Purple Tie Auction Sneak Peek

The Purple Tie Affair is coming up this Saturday and there are some amazing packages up for grabs during both the live and silent auctions!

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Opoien hired as director of operations for Tennis Academy

Becky Opoien has been hired as director of operations for Darlington's Tennis Academy. She has more than 20 years of experience working with athletes, coaches, parents, businesses and educators on all aspects of elite tennis performance. 

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Cypress (‘14) joins admission team

Avery Cypress (‘14) has returned to the Darlington Community as assistant director of boarding admissions for the school.

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Hadaway to teach Upper School history

Leigh Hadaway is joining the Darlington Community as Upper School history teacher and head varsity swim coach. 

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


Wisdom, service and honor are a part of everything we do.