Darlington School: Admission
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Your journey begins here.

The school you choose will shape the course of your life. Our admission team is here to make the decision and application process clear, easy, and comfortable.

Day School

Ignite your passion for learning in our day school program.

Boarding School

Live, learn and thrive on campus as a Darlington boarding student.


Detailed information on the cost of Darlington School.

Tuition Assistance

Resources that put a Darlington education within reach.
A message from Brent Bell

On our first visit to Darlington, it was the people here who made me and my family feel like this could be our home. They showed us what it means to be a Darlington Tiger and welcomed us with open arms. Now that we live here, we have no doubt that Darlington School was the right fit for us.

Brent Bell

Head of School

See yourself as a Darlington student.

The admission team is here to help you discover yourself as a Darlington student. Get to know us and let us help you get to know all that's possible at Darlington School.
Matthew Peer
Director of Enrollment Management; Residential Duty Staff
Tommy Atha
Assistant Director of Admission; Assistant Athletic Director; Head Football Coach
Jennifer Bagby
Assistant Director of Day Admission, PK‑5
Carolyn Brearley '99
Director of GOAL and Director of Financial Aid
Avery Cypress '14, LD '20
Assistant Director of Boarding Admissions; Residential Duty Staff
Paige Hamil
Database Manager, Admission; Marketing Coordinator, Communications
Tara Inman
Dean of Students for Global Education; Residential Duty Staff
Audrey Mathis
Assistant Director of Admission ‑ Operations; Residential Duty Staff
Strom Mull '06, LD '12
Assistant Director of Boarding Admission; Residential Duty Staff
Charles Steeves
Assistant Director of Boarding Admission
Mark Tunnell
Associate Director of Day Admission, 6‑12
We are accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year
Darlington School's campus is open for private tours by appointment! We would welcome the opportunity to show you around our beautiful campus and talk with you about admission for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions

Opening enrollment in 2019-2020 was 720 (Pre-K to 12) with 280 students in Pre-K to 8 and 440 in grades 9-12. The Upper School community, which is 54% male and 46% female, included 255 day students and 185 boarding students from 15 states and U.S. territories and 25 countries. One-hundred of these boarding students were international.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, tuition for pre-K and kindergarten is $11,690, grades 1-5 is $16,370, and grades 6-8 is $20,330. For grades 9-12, Upper School day is $21,700. domestic boarding is $52,820 and international boarding is $61,120. Click here to read more about Darlington's tuition and explore opportunities for financial assistance.
Yes, Darlington is committed to making educational opportunities available and more affordable to as many academically qualified students as possible regardless of a family’s financial resources. Between our payment plan, need-based financial aid program and merit scholarship opportunities, Darlington may very well be within reach for your family. Please click here to read more about these affordability options.
A campus visit is important to the admission process because it allows you and your family to see yourselves as part of the Darlington Community. We offer a wide range of visitation options, from private visits to open houses. Simply, click here to request your visit today. We look forward to seeing you!


We're happy to send you a packet of additional information to help you in choosing a school.


Do you know a student that would be a perfect fit for Darlington? We'd love to reach out to them.