Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Announcements
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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New Announcements


Grades > 9-12

Tennis season is almost upon us! A meeting for those students interested in playing high school tennis will be held on Monday, December 11. This meeting will cover spring schedules, practices, and other important information. Please join us at 9:45 a.m. in the Cinema Room.


Important Extended Day Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Extended Day will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11 to allow the staff to attend the division Christmas party. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. 

Holiday Spirit Dress Days December 13th-December 15th

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Pre-K to 8 is excited for the holiday season and will celebrate by dressing in spirit wear on Wednesday, December 13th-Friday, December 15th. This is the last week of school before Winter Break begins. 

Please see the schedule below and feel free to join in on the fun. For students that choose not to participate, they should wear their school uniform.

Wednesday, Dec. 13- Holiday Tacky Sweater and Accessories

Students may wear a holiday tacky sweater, holiday t-shirts, or holiday mix match. They can also wear their holiday bling: Santa hat, antlers, Christmas light necklace, and holiday socks, etc. 

Thursday, Dec. 14- Red vs. Green Day 

Students may wear all red or all green colored clothing. We will see which color wins.  

Friday, Dec. 15- Cozy PJ Day 

Students may wear pajamas, shorts, or sweatpants to school for comfort. If they wear slippers, remember to bring shoes for break/recess and PE. 

Pre-K to 8 Clothing and Toy Drive

Grades > Pre-K to 8

The service committee is hosting a gently used clothing and toy drive to support the needy families in Rome from Monday, December 4th - Wednesday, December 13th.  We are partnering with Restoration Rome for this project. We need you and your family to clean out your closets, bedrooms, and garages and look for the following items: 

  • Warm coats/ jackets

  • Scarves/ hats

  • Sneakers/ boots/ winter shoes

  • Pajama sets

  • Pants/ leggings/ jeans

  • Sweaters /sweatshirts

  • T-shirts and shorts

  • Bikes

  • Riding toys / wagons

  • Dolls and doll houses

  • Toys, cars and trucks

  • Sports equipment

  • Backpacks / duffle bags

  • Baby toys

  • High chairs/ baby exersaucer walker

Lion King Interest Form

Grades > Pre-K to 8

We are so excited to announce that the Thatcher Hall 3-8 Spring Musical will be The Lion King Jr! Please fill out the form linked if your child is interested in auditioning for The Lion King Jr. We will have a parent meeting on Tuesday, January 9, at 5:00 in the Commons Area at Thatcher Hall.

Auditions will be for current 3rd-8th grade students on Thursday and Friday, January 11-12. The performance dates will be April 26-29.

For more information please email Melissa Smyly msmyly@darlingtonschool.org.

Winter Break Camps at Thatcher Hall

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Do you need a shopping and errands day before Christmas? You are in luck! 

Students in grades Pre-K to 5 are invited to participate in All Sports Camp on Dec. 18th and Cool Yule on Dec. 19th.

Times: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for both days

Location: Darlington School's Thatcher Hall (Cool Yule) or Huffman Athletic Complex (All-Sports Camp)   

Price: Cool Yule is $65 (includes a hot lunch, snack, and crafts), All Sports is $50 (includes hot lunch and snack)


Cool Yule- Cookie decorating, fun reindeer games, stories and movies, free play, ornament/craft making, and Christmas sing-a-longs

All-Sports- Projected sports include Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball and Tennis

Cool Yule and All-Sports Camp is available to current Darlington families in grades pre-K to 5. The deadline to sign up is December 13th.

Register by clicking the link- CLICK HERE and then click on Darlington's After School Program

Please email Carrie Watterson with Cool Yule questions. Please email Coach Matt Larry with any All-Sports questions.

Yale Young Global Scholars Summer Program Signups end January 10th

Grades > 9-12
Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer program hosted by Yale University. Its mission is to give young students, from different backgrounds between the ages of 15-17 years of age exposure to what they would like to pursue in their future careers. It consists of four academic programs which are; Innovations in Science and Technology, Literature Philosophy and Culture, Politics, Law and Economics, and Solving Global Challenges. There are 3 sessions during the summer months, which are all two weeks, giving you the Yale experience, including college and dorm life outside and inside the classroom. The deadline to apply for the program is January 10th, 2024. If you are interested there's also virtual info. sessions or feel free to email  kknowles@darlingotnschool.org
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Fine Arts Events Calendar 2023-2024

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Click the link below to view the complete fine arts events calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. You can save the PDF for easy access throughout the year! 

Today's Calendar
8–9:30 am
Boys Varsity Wrestling vs USA Tournament
Darlington School
9–10:30 am
Boys M.S. Wrestling vs USA Tournament
Darlington School
10–11:30 am
Girls M.S. J.V. Basketball vs Coosa
Darlington School
11 am–12:30 pm
U16/U17 Boys Soccer Academy vs Bluegrass
Murfressboro, TN
11:30 am–1 pm
Boys M.S. J.V. Basketball vs Coosa
Darlington School
Noon–1:30 pm
Boys Varsity Basketball vs Eagle Landing Christian | Sewer Classic
Etowah High School
2–3 pm
High School District Honors Band Auditions
East Paulding High School
3–4:30 pm
U19 Boys Soccer Academy vs Chattanooga FC
Murfressboro, TN
Regester:  K. Bell
Thornwood:  J. Haynes
Cooper:  B. Nolin
Summerbell:  R. Smith
Moser:  A. Shorey (ROC J. Pitts)
Neville:  J. Pitts
AOD:  K. Nagle
CAD:  B. Evans