Calista (Harden) Smith (’95, LD ’18) knew as early as sixth grade that she wanted to go to boarding school. She was fascinated by the idea of living and learning in the same space, and jumped at the chance to move from Ohio to Georgia to attend Darlington her freshman year.Learn More
You might say that Darlington was Katharine (French) Flory’s (’82, LD '20) window to the world. After a transformative three-year boarding experience, she went on to study abroad in college, travel extensively, and forge a successful 30+-year career for a large bio-pharmaceutical company with a global presence.Learn More
Dwight Hutchins (‘82) attended three different schools in one year as local public schools struggled to comply with the order to desegregate. Meanwhile, one year earlier, Darlington had already enrolled its first black students – one of the first private schools in the South to do so.Learn More
In honor of their 50th reunion, Darlington and Thornwood’s Classes of 1972 have raised more than $600,000 to establish the Lakeside Scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship will be encouraged to interact with members of the class, build connections with each other, and become alumni leaders in the spirit of the Class of 1972.Learn More
A third-generation automobile dealer, Andy Welborn (’85) has been in the family business for over 30 years. Through the years, Welborn has been devoted to Darlington as a parent and currently serves on the Board of Trustees, a role that he sees as a way to ensure Darlington’s continued success.Learn More
Your connection to Darlington doesn't end when you graduate. Continue to spread the legacy of Darlington's commitment to wisdom, service, and honor by staying involved and giving back.
Leadership Darlington seeks to educate you and your fellow alumni about the inner workings of the school and provide an avenue to become involved in volunteer roles that are most appealing to you.
The Distinguished Alumnus/na Award was established in 1983 by the Alumni Association. Since then, nearly 50 deserving Darlington and/or Thornwood alumni have received the award.
Connect with other members of the Darlington Community and support each other's career goals by getting involved in this program.