Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Calendar
Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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Major Events for 2024-2025
Independence Day (school closed)
Thursday, July 4, through Friday, July 5

Houses Open for Invited Varsity Fall Athletes
Sunday, July 28

New Faculty Orientation
Monday, August 5, through Tuesday, August 6

Pre-Planning Professional Days
Wednesday, August 7, through Friday, August 16

Invited Boarding Student Leaders Return
Tuesday, August 13
Arrive by 5 p.m.

Boarding Students Move-in Day (returning and new)
Friday, August 16

Upper School Student Orientation for all 9th Grade and all New Students
Saturday, August 17

Purple Tie Affair
Saturday, August 17, 6:30 p.m.
Johnson Field House, A.J. Huffman Athletic Center

First Semester
Monday, August 19, through Friday, December 20

Labor Day Holiday (school closed)
Monday, September 2

Upper School PSAT/SAT; Pre-K to 8 Conference Day
Wednesday, October 9
8 a.m. – noon
   • PSAT Required of students grades 9–11
   • SAT optional for Seniors
All Day Parents Conferences, Pre-K to 8 (no classes)

Indigenous People's Day (school closed)
Monday, October 14

Alumni Weekend
Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20

Homecoming Weekend
Friday, October 18, through Saturday, October 19

Thanksgiving Break
Saturday, November 23, through Monday, December 2
  • Full day of classes on Friday, November 22, until 3:30 p.m.
  • Faculty/staff return Monday, December 2, for Professional Day
  • Classes resume Tuesday, December 3
Boarding Students: Houses are closed for this break.
  • Boarding students must leave campus by Saturday, November 23, 1 p.m.
  • Houses reopen on Monday, December 2, 1 p.m. Students must return by 9 p.m.

Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 15, 7 p.m., through Sunday, December 15, 8 p.m.

Christmas Break
Saturday, December 21, through Monday, January 6
  • Last day of Upper School classes, Thursday, December 19, until 3:30 p.m.
  • Upper School faculty professional day, Friday, December 20, until noon
  • Last half day of Pre-K to 8 classes, Friday, December 20, until 11 a.m.
  • Faculty/staff return Monday, January 6, for Professional Day
  • Classes resume Tuesday, January 7
Boarding Students: Houses are closed for this break.
  • Boarding students must leave campus by Friday, December 20, by 1 p.m.
  • Houses reopen on Monday, January 6, 1 p.m. Students must return by 9 p.m.

Second Semester
Tuesday, January 7, through Thursday, May 22

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (school closed)
Monday, January 20

Rumpus
Friday, January 24, through Saturday, January 25

Presidents Day (school closed)
Monday, February 17

Winter Musical
Friday, February 21, through Sunday, February 23

Pre-K to 8 Spring Conference Day
Wednesday, February 26
No classes Pre-K to 8

Spring Break
Saturday, March 1, through Monday, March 10
  • Full day of classes on Friday, February 28, until 3:30 p.m.
  • Faculty/staff return Monday, March 10, for Professional Day
  • Classes resume Tuesday, March 11
Boarding Students: Houses are closed for this break.
  • Boarding students must leave campus by Saturday, March 1, 1 p.m.
  • Houses reopen on Monday, March 10, 2 p.m. Students must return by 9 p.m.

Prom
Saturday, April 12

Easter Break
Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20
School closed Friday, Classes Resume Monday, April 21

Advanced Placement Exams
Monday, May 5, through Friday, May 16

Upper School Honors Day
Friday, May 16, 1:30 p.m.
Morris Chapel

Baccalaureate
Friday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Morris Chapel

Commencement
Saturday, May 17, 9:30 a.m.
Morris Chapel Lawn (Rain location: Huffman Athletic Center)

Upper School Exams
Monday, May 19, through Thursday, May 22

Last Day of School
Thursday, May 22

Boarding Students Departure
Thursday, May 22
  • Summer vacation begins after the student's last exam. Exam schedules are posted in the Curriculum Guide.
  • Boarding students must make travel plans in conjunction with their exam schedule and must take their exams on the day on which they are scheduled.
  • Boarding students must leave campus by Friday, May 23, 1 p.m.

End-of-Year Faculty Professional Day
Friday, May 23