Darlington School: About Darlington
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About Darlington

In 1905, a group of young graduates along with John Paul and Alice Allgood Cooper, found themselves moved by the memory of a former teacher. That man, Joseph James Darlington, had taught them so much. Not only through lectures and books, but through his character, his insatiable desire for knowledge, and his concern for the greater good. These students came together, and from that desire to honor their teacher Darlington School was born.
Mr. Darlington's legacy of child-centered holistic education lives on in the approximately 750 students in grades pre-K to 12. Our school community builds character and connection through a representation of an average of 15 states and 20 countries worldwide.
To quote from the original charter, Darlington was organized and incorporated “not for pecuniary gain” but “for educational and literary purposes, in which may be taught all branches of learning.” Today, Darlington is so much more than a college-preparatory school. It's a place where curiosity can grow into wisdom. A place where empathy transforms into service. And where honesty galvanizes into honor.

1st Grade Hosts a Freedom Tea in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

The first-graders hosted a few "school friends" at their Freedom Tea in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Ss is for Smartie Superhero Training School!

The pre-K class had a great day studying the letter Ss with some Superhero Training! We learned how to code to find superheroes, practiced addition with Superhero Stack, made thank you notes for our superhero healthcare workers and so much more!

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Girls’ Varsity Middle School Basketball: FCAA Girls Basketball Champions

The varsity middle school girls' team defeats Chattooga Middle in the 2020 - 2021 FCAA Championship.

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Building Grinch Sleighs in 1st Grade

The first-graders took on a "Grinchy" task today in exploratory. The students were challenged with building a sleigh that would hold as many presents (Unifix cubes) as possible while being pulled up an inclined surface without spilling any gifts.

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Celebrating Confident Contributors!

Darlington alumni leave our campus ready to take on the world ... and they do! Our blog series "Darlington Connects" celebrates alumni, their careers and their Darlington stories.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


Wisdom, service and honor are a part of everything we do.