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Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Rome, GA
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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.

2nd Grade Play: “It’s a Hit!”

Second grade presents their annual class play, "It's a Hit!", a musical about teamwork and fun with friends.

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Cum Laude inducts 21 students

The Darlington Chapter of the Cum Laude Society inducted 21 students during a ceremony in Morris Chapel on Thursday, April 11.

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4th Grade Lemonade Stand

Fourth grade hosted a lemonade stand at the Big Hoops event and raised $1,744.02 for ESP Rome! This cross-curricular service project included reading the novel "The Lemonade War" by Jacqueline Davies as well as graphic design, advertising, and measurement.

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Class of 1953 Lectureship: Malcolm Mitchell

Malcolm Mitchell, a Super Bowl champion, highly decorated Georgia Bulldog, award-winning children's author, and founder of the Share the Magic Foundation, was the 20th speaker in the annual Class of 1953 Lectureship Series. 

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ESP Big Hoops

The Educators came out victorious over the Entrepreneurs at the annual Big Hoops basketball fundraiser hosted by ESP Rome at Darlington. The organization raised a tremendous amount of funds that will help send ESP participants to summer camp. 

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Meet Head of School Brent Bell.


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