Darlington School: Upper School 
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Explore Upper School

GRADES 9-12

Prepared for college. Ready to take on the world.

Welcome to Darlington's Upper School. You're gearing up for college, but we know that life is so much more than that. Your days at Darlington School will be filled with plenty of college prep, but fun, friends and lifelong memories, too. Take a look around and picture yourself at Darlington's Upper School.
THE BOARDING EXPERIENCE
Home is Where the House is

If you crave an independent experience fueled by friendships that span the globe and last a lifetime, our boarding program might be the answer. Students come from international destinations and across the United States to live in one of six English-style boarding houses on campus.

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PREPARING FOR COLLEGE
The Proof is in the Placement

Choosing the right college can be challenging. But at Darlington, we offer college guidance that helps you factor who you are into your college decision. We have a steady track record of 100% college acceptances to a diverse list of colleges and universities around the country and the world.

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Upper School Arts
An Expressionist Movement

Follow your urge to create. Get ready to experiment or take your art to the next stage with in-depth personal expression in studio art, inspired creation in media arts, and performance in music and theater.

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Upper School Athletics
Score Big with Varsity Sports

Whether you are training to compete at the next level, or you want to try something new, you’ll find your place on one or more of Darlington’s 36 varsity and junior varsity teams.

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Upper School Learning Center
We Learn How You Learn

At Darlington, we embrace the different learning styles that help our students achieve their goals. Nearly one in six students in grades 9 to 12 is served by the Glenn Teaching and Learning Center; and this personalized, professional guidance is available to you at no additional cost.

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THE DARLINGTON PODCAST
A Look Into Our Boarding Program

The best way to learn about our boarding program is to hear about it from our students. In this episode of The Darlington Podcast you'll hear from two four-year boarders who made the most of their boarding experience at Darlington.

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Elevate your life at Upper School.

Life at Darlington's Upper School goes far beyond academics. Whether it's languages, service work, robotics, or something else entirely, there is a place at Darlington that will empower you to uncover and explore the things you love.
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Student
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Community
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BE A DARLINGTON STUDENT IN 2022-2023!
We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule your private visit and interview today!

21st Century Learning

At Darlington, academic rigor is embedded within 21st Century learning through collaboration, technology and advanced study. Many students graduate with several years of college credits already completed. In preparing young adults for college and career, we work passionately to ensure all our students leave ready to achieve success while maintaining personal balance.

UPPER SCHOOL ADMISSION

Our admission team makes beginning life as an Upper School student simple and seamless.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Get quick answers to some of the most common questions about boarding life.