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Sam Moss III '63

Dean of College Guidance

Sam Moss ('63) has been a member of Darlington's faculty since 1982 and currently serves as dean of college guidance, English teacher, and president of The Cum Laude Society. Following his graduation from Darlington in 1963, Sam earned his B.A. from Sewanee: The University of the South (Tenn.) and an M.A.T. from Jacksonville University (Fla.), with additional study at Oxford University in England. He has served on a number of admissions advisory boards at various colleges throughout the Southeast and has served as president of the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Association for College Counseling innIndependent Schools (ACCIS),and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), among numerous other professional positions.

College Education
B.A. Sewanee - University of the South
M.A.T. Jacksonville University

Cum Laude inducts 23 students

May 4, 2020
The Darlington Chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 23 students during a virtual installation ceremony on Monday, May 4.

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Chapel Talk: Sam Moss III ('63)

Upper School | Jennifer Collins, April 30, 2020
This week's chapel talk comes to you from Sam Moss III ('63), dean of college guidance. Mr. Moss reflects on the differences and similarities between his time as a student at Darlington and now, and the core values that connect. 

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Darlington SAT scores top local, state and national averages

November 9, 2018
SAT scores for students at Darlington were above the local, state and national averages on an updated report recently released by The College Board.

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Discipline and the College Admissions Process

College Guidance | Sam Moss III '63, October 11, 2018
Especially in light of recent violent events, such as the shootings at Virginia Tech, colleges want to know everything that they can about student behavior so that they can differentiate properly between “youthful indiscretion” and real potential for harm or danger on their campuses.

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Tour England with Mr. Moss on spring break

September 19, 2018
Darlington students, families, friends and alumni are invited to spend spring break in England with faculty members Sam Moss (’63) and Ivy Brewer. The trip will depart March 8 and return March 17, 2019.

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Darlington College Fair welcomes 160 institutions

September 17, 2018
One-hundred-and-sixty colleges and universities from around the country and the globe were on Darlington’s campus Monday, Sept. 17, for the school’s annual College Fair in the Huffman Athletic Center.

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Cum Laude Society inducts 22 students, 2 faculty members

April 19, 2018
The Darlington Chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 22 students and two faculty members during an installation ceremony on Thursday, April 19 in Morris Chapel.

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Darlington deans to present at Global Symposium in New Orleans

April 16, 2018
Darlington Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss ('63), Associate Dean Ivy Brewer, and Dean of Students for Global Education Tara Inman will be featured presenters at The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)/ National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Global Symposium in New Orleans on April 17.

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Festival of Lessons & Carols service returns Dec. 10

December 4, 2017
Darlington School will officially welcome the holidays this year with the 34th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols, which returns to Morris Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m.

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Get to Know: Sam Moss III ('63)

Communications | Jennifer Collins, November 24, 2017
Ever the dapper and charming gentleman, Sam Moss ('63) has been a member of Darlington's faculty since 1982. Just how well do you know Mr. Moss? Learn something new about him in today's installment of our Get to Know series...

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