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Matthew Peer

Director of Enrollment Management

Matthew was named director of enrollment management in 2020 after serving as the director of upper school from 2014 - 2020 and director of student life from 2010-2014. Prior to his work at Darlington, he taught history; worked in the Dean's Office; and coached football, hockey, and lacrosse at Avon Old Farms in Connecticut and the Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire. Matthew holds a B.A. in Sociology from St. Lawrence University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University. He and his wife, Jessica, a first-grade teacher at Darlington, live on campus and are the parents of Jackson (’24) and Ella ('27).

Boys M.S. Lacrosse

Head Coach

College Education
B.A. St. Lawrence University
M.A. Wesleyan University

Darlington welcomes new faculty and staff, recognizes those with new roles

June 9, 2022
Darlington is pleased to welcome the following new faculty and staff members for 2022-2023 and recognize those who will have new roles in the coming year. This list will be updated as employees are hired.

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Associate Director of Admissions for the Soccer Academy

May 16, 2022
Darlington School seeks an Associate Director of Admission to join a talented, enthusiastic admission team and an engaged, equity-minded faculty committed to the growth and development of young people. The Associate Director of Admission will seek to find students for Darlington School who are interested in participating in our year-round Soccer Academy. 

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Peer named assistant head of school for enrollment management

May 3, 2022
Matt Peer has been named assistant head of school for enrollment management. Since being named director of enrollment management, he has worked with his team to develop a long-range plan that has resulted in an increase in both enrolled students and net tuition revenue. 

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Episode 52: A Look Into the Darlington Soccer Academy

April 7, 2022
In this episode, Director of Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with Director of Soccer Academy Chad Liddle, sophomore Sydnee Barndt from Eagle River, Alaska and junior Jack Quandt from Boise, Idaho about the Darlington School Soccer Academy.

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Episode 45: A Look Into the Upper School Boarding Program

February 17, 2022
In this episode, Director of Enrollment Management Matt Peer talks with juniors Liz Boyd and Thomas Bethel about Darlington's Upper School boarding program.

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Episode 39: Tips for Success in the 2nd Semester of Upper School

January 6, 2022
In this episode, host Matt Peer, director of enrollment management, and his guests share tips related to academic wellness, emotional wellness, and college preparation as students begin the second semester.

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Podcast Episode 7: A Look Into Our Boarding Program

May 13, 2021
Welcome to Episode 7 of The Darlington Podcast! In this episode, Matthew Peer, director of enrollment management, chats with Grace Garlinghouse and Jonathan Murphy, two members of the Class of 2021 who have made the most of their boarding experience at Darlington.

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What Sets Darlington Apart?

Admission | Matthew Peer, December 11, 2020
Many families are concerned about the regression that they have seen in their students during the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Darlington is committed to our students’ academic, social and emotional growth.

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Peer named director of enrollment management

May 15, 2020
Matthew Peer has been named director of enrollment management, effective July 1, announced Head of School Brent Bell today.

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Eighth Grade Celebration Week: Welcome to Upper School!

PK-8 | Angela Pieroni, May 15, 2020
It's the final day of honoring our eighth grade students!

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