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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.
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RUMPUS Lip Sync

RUMPUS came to an end with the highly-anticipated Lip Sync competition. Each house worked for weeks to prepare their song and dance, complete with costumes, props, and plenty of enthusiasm and spirit. Neville House (boys) won the competition this year with their aviation-themed performance.

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RUMPUS Relay

House teams competed in an obstacle course full of physical and mental challenges during the RUMPUS Relay with Thornwood and Regester Houses (girls) and Moser House (boys) coming out on top.

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1st Grade Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

The first-graders held a “Freedom Tea,” where the students told the story of Martin Luther King Jr., read their own “I Have a Dream Speech,” and gave a fellow classmate a Nobel Peace Prize.

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Atha to retire after 30 years at Darlington

Tommy Atha, assistant athletic director and head football coach, will retire at the end of the school year after 30 years of service to Darlington. With 179 career wins under his belt, he is the winningest football coach in Darlington history.

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24 selected for Leadership Darlington

Twenty-four alumni representing six states will participate in the school’s 11th annual Leadership Darlington program in March. 

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HEAD OF SCHOOL

Meet Head of School Brent Bell.

MISSION AND VALUES

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