Darlington School: Middle Grades Clubs and Activities
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Clubs & Activities

Bring your interests to life.

When it comes to middle grades clubs and activities, the possibilities are almost endless. Perhaps you'd like to pursue your love of drawing? Or spend your downtime playing your favorite sport? Or tinkering in the MakerSpace? No matter what you're interested in, there is a club or organization at Darlington that lets you immerse yourself in it while having the time of your life.
Club membership begins in grade 6 and the best part is, students provide input that helps determine the offerings. Club choices and membership change every semester and may include opportunities like mountain biking, hiking, yoga, photography, fishing, filmmaking, speed and agility, chess, Shark Tank, DarFarm, drama and golf.
Boys
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Girls
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Band
Chorus
Theater
Orchestra
Photography
Visual Art
Flagpole
Morning flagpole provides the opportunity to begin each day as a community and to celebrate each other and our many endeavors. Students in grade 3-8 meet in the Ledbetter Commons to share announcements, give updates on athletic teams, sing happy birthday to classmates and more. Flagpole ends with the recitation of Darlington’s mission statement and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Assemblies
Once every eight days, students in grades 6-8 come together for assembly to hear about topics that are important to their development. Our school counselor works with teachers and other members of our community to create assemblies that help bring understanding and life to our character education tenants: friendship, commitment to learning, honor and integrity, respect and responsibility, empathy, courage, kindness, passion, community, and reflection and celebration.
Buddy Program
The Buddy Program encourages friendship and interaction between students at different grade levels, in addition to providing an opportunity for older students to serve as role models for the younger children. Buddies meet at various intervals throughout the year for fun activities such as art projects, story time, buddy lunches, holiday projects and athletic events.
Service Learning
Community outreach allows students to learn about giving back to their community and develop compassion and empathy for others. Projects are coordinated by the student-led Pre-K to 8 Service Committee. Additionally, middle grades students participate in Dot Day each year. Inspired by the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, Dot Day reminds us that we all can make a positive mark on the world. Each advisory group identifies two projects (one on campus and one off campus), students see firsthand how many hands make light work and how a small act of kindness can make a positive impact on others.
Bringing content to life is the goal of trip week in grades 6-8. Trips occur throughout the Southeast and vary in length from four to five days. While visiting places and having new experiences is our focus, added benefits include bonding with classmates, personal independence, and shared memories to last a lifetime. Previous trips have included Living History, which features Jamestown, Williamsburg, Kitty Hawk and Pamplin Park, and Circle Georgia, which travels to Plains, Warm Springs, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Civil War Navy Museum in Columbus, Cumberland Island, and various sites in Savannah.