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.

Digital Spirit Week: Purple and White Day

We LOVED seeing everyone's school spirit on PURPLE AND WHITE DAY!

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Chapel Talk: A Reflection on the Vesper Prayer

This week's chapel talk comes to you from Head of School Brent Bell and he shares a reflection on Darlington's Vesper Prayer.

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Digital Spirit Week: International Day

As digital learning kicked off, the Darlington Community connected in a unique way with the first day of Digital Spirit Week - International Day!

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Working Together Remotely via Google Meet

Nearly 150 faculty and staff members gathered together via Google Hangouts Meet for a full team meeting on St. Patrick's Day.

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Bruce, Whitaker to speak at Commencement Weekend events

Darlington School is pleased to announce that Learning Specialist Justin Bruce will be the keynote speaker at Baccalaureate and Trustee Alexander "Whit" Whitaker ('77, LD '15), president of King University, will give the Commencement address.

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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