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.
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Knight named Life Hero by Rome Noon Optimist Club

Senior Maddie Knight was named the 2019 Rome Noon Optimist Club Fernando Guzman-Ambriz Life Hero at the Student of the Year Banquet on April 26. 

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Cum Laude Society inducts 24 students, 1 faculty member

The Darlington Chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 24 students and one faculty members during an installation ceremony on Thursday, April 25 in Morris Chapel.

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Greene selected to represent Georgia at elite journalism conference

Alexander Greene (‘20) has been selected to represent the state of Georgia at the 2019 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, June 14 – 20, 2019.

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Fine arts awards presented at annual assembly

Awards were presented to Upper School students involved in arts programs at Darlington’s annual Fine Arts Awards Assembly in Morris Chapel on Monday, April 22.

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Willerson, Ledbetter to speak at Commencement Weekend events

Darlington history teacher Jared Willerson will be the speaker at the Baccalaureate Service on May 17, and Life Trustee Betty Ledbetter, a current grandparent and the daughter of longtime Darlington president and headmaster E.L. Wright, will give the Commencement address.

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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.