Darlington School: Private Boarding School in Georgia Announcements
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Boys Soccer First Round Playoff Game Information

Grades > 9-12

The Boys Soccer Team will host Mt. Vernon in the first round of the state playoffs on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00PM at Chris Hunter Stadium. The first 100 students will get in free thanks to the Athlete Booster Club. Sign-in will be at the tunnel. We hope to see everyone there! Go Tigers!

After School Swim Program- 1st and 2nd grade only

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Coach Frazier and Coach Watterson will be leading our 1st- 2nd-grade swimmers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm through the fundamentals of swimming starting on April 23rd and ending on May 16th.

The fee of $96 will cover 8 practice sessions with coaches and a lifeguard (7:1 coach-to-swimmer ratio). This class will be capped at 14 kids per session.

Use this link to register- http://darlingtonschool.campbrainregistration.com

Please note that parent pickup for the Swimming Club will be at 4:30 pm at the Darlington Swimming Pool. Parents will be required to come into the Huffman and pick up their child from Coach Frazier at the pool.

Commencement Brunch at Home-on-the-Hill on May 18

Grades > 9-12

As part of Darlington Schools traditions, all seniors, along with their families and friends, are invited to our Commencement brunch immediately following graduation at the Home-on-the-Hill! While we realize that many of you may already have plans for other Commencement celebrations, we hope you will join us if your plans allow.

The cost for the luncheon is $20 per person. Please make your reservation and payment by April 26th by clicking: www.darlingtonschool.org/commencementbrunch

For any inquiries or assistance, contact Tara Inman at tinman@darlingtonschool.org or by phone at 706-314-3668. 

9th Annual DarFarm Spring Plant Sale BEGINS!

Grades > Pre-K to 12

The DarFarm's 9th Annual Spring Plant Sale begins at 3:45pm on Monday, April 15th. Plants will be sold out of the greenhouse (next to the upper school science building) each week, Monday through Friday, from 3:45pm-5pm.

The sale will go until we are sold out of plants. We have a variety of sizes, so plants are anywhere from $1-5

Spring 2024 Spring Plant Sale List:


   Best Boy

   Big Boy

   Cherokee Purple

   Yellow Pear (small fruit variety)

   Super Sweet (small fruit variety)



   Napoleon Sweet


    Georgia Flame

    California Wonder







If you have any questions, please email Mike Hudson at mhudson@darlingtonschool.org

Second & Fifth-Grade Parent Transition Meeting Information

Grades > Pre-K to 8

  The following is information for the 2nd & 5th-Grade Parent Transition Meetings:

  • Fifth-grade parents: Monday, April 15 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. in the Joanne G. Yancey Library at Thatcher Hall

  • Second-grade parents: Tuesday, April 16, from 3:45-4:30 p.m. in the Joanne G. Yancey Library at Thatcher Hall

Junior-Senior Prom Ticket Order Form

Grades > 9-12

ON CLOUD NINE Junior-Senior Prom tickets are now available for purchase online: Prom Ticket Order Form

TODAY, April 12, is the last day to purchase at the original price of $50.  Ticket prices will increase to $60 each starting April 13.

Please contact Tara Inman with questions:  tinman@darlingtonschool.org. 


Purple Tie Planning Kick-Off Meeting - Friday, April 19

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Everyone is invited to the Purple Tie kickoff planning meeting on Friday, April 19!

Date: Friday, April 19
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Where: Home-on-the-Hill

Our committee of volunteers is what makes our events so successful! Are you creative or crafty? Do you have a knack for procuring auction donations? Do you love developing a theme or marketing? There are many ways (both big and small) to get involved, so please consider joining the committee. It's a lot of fun and a great way to connect with other parents and make new friends!

Save the date to attend Purple Tie on August 17, 2024! The fun event benefits Darlington’s parent organizations: Pre-K to 8 and Upper School Tiger PRIDE, the Fine Arts Booster Club, and the Athletic Booster Club.

If you want to join the Purple Tie Committee or have questions, please email purpletie@darlingtonschool.org.


Princess Night With The Varsity Cheerleaders-Registration Will Close 4/26

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Come join the Varsity Cheerleaders for a Princess Night!

Who: Pre-K to 3rd Grade Students

When: Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Thatcher Hall Commons

Cost: $50 per student

We will do hair, makeup and nails. Dinner and snacks will be served with lots of princess fun!

Online registration is now open. Click here to register. Please note, you will select "Darlington After School Program", not "Darlington Summer Programs 2024", and then select Princess Night. For planning purposes, registration will close Friday, April 26. 

Email Wendy Payne with questions. 

Soccer Academy Signing Day April 17th at 1:30 pm in the DBR

Grades > 9-12

It is with great pleasure that we extend our heartfelt congratulations to these Soccer Academy Players for their remarkable achievement in securing spots to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level.

The dedication, perseverance, and outstanding talent demonstrated by these athletes have not only brought pride to our school/community but also exemplified the true spirit of sportsmanship. Their hard work and commitment have earned them this well-deserved opportunity to pursue their passion for soccer at the next level.

We applaud them for their achievements thus far and wish them continued success as they embark on this new chapter of their athletic journey. Your determination and talent serve as an inspiration to us all.

Please join us in celebrating this significant milestone and offering our heartfelt congratulations to these athletes as they represent our school/community on the collegiate soccer stage.

Updated Fine Arts Events Calendar 2023-2024

Grades > Pre-K to 12

Click the link below to view the complete fine arts events calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. Note that this has been updated since the start of the year. You can save the PDF for easy access throughout the year! 

2024-2025 School Supply Ordering Information for Pre-K to 8

Grades > Pre-K to 8

1st Day School Supplies will be providing the opportunity for our parents to purchase school supplies for the 2024-2025 school year, which not only offers affordability, but convenience as well. You will be able to place your order online using our teacher supply lists.

 1st Day School Supplies offers superior customer service, name brand products and competitive pricing. 

The supplies will be delivered to school free of charge, and available to the students for the first day of school, for those that order before the June 30, 2024 deadline. Online ordering will not be available after that date. 

Click here to order online. Families may still purchase their supplies in local stores, if they choose. Please contact Angela Pieroni apieroni@darlingtonschool.org if you have questions. 

2nd Annual TRI-ESP Triathlon

Grades > Pre-K to 12

We are excited to present the 2nd annual TRI-ESP triathlon at Darlington!  We would love to have your help as a volunteer or buddy to a participant in the race!

Saturday, May 4, 2024 - Huffman Center pool, parking lot, track and Huffman patio

Athletes arrive at 4:00 pm

Race begins at 5:00 pm

Athletes and buddies will complete 1 lap swim, 2 laps bike, 1 lap run and CELEBRATE!

We will celebrate all athletes at the conclusion of the race!

Please scan the QR codes on the flyer attached to sign up to help!

Questions- don't hesitate to reach out to Beth Smith- bsmith@darlingtonschool.org


Summer Camp Online Registration - Now Open!

Grades > Pre-K to 8

Hey there summer fun-seekers!  Don't forget to secure your spot for another amazing summer of fun and friendships!  Online registration is required for ALL Darlington summer camp programs.  Click here to learn about the camps we have available and begin the registration process.  We don't want anyone missing out on the fun, so help us spread the word!  Spots are limited for some camps, so register soon! 

Senior events for the class of 2024

Grades > 9-12


SATURDAY, APRIL 20, Jr/Sr Prom - Johnson Field House of Huffman Athletic Center Senior Lead Out - 8:00 p.m. (Seniors line up at 7:30 p.m., Outside Huffman Athletic Center) Parent Reception immediately following the Lead-Out; Location: Home on the Hill

THURSDAY, May 2 E.L. Wright Academic Awards Assembly – Location: Morris Chapel, 9:15 a.m. Parents will be notified in advance if their child is receiving an award.

MONDAY-FRIDAY – MAY 6 - 17 (weekdays only), AP Exams AP Exams (see online calendar for specific exam dates and times)

FRIDAY - MAY 10, Breakfast for Senior GHSA Athletes (including cheer) 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m., Location: Dodd Banquet Room

FRIDAY – MAY 10, Mandatory Graduation Rehearsals Graduation Rehearsal, Darlington Campus – chapel lawn, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exemptions announced and college information wrap-up. Attendance for all seniors at rehearsals is required.

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY – MAY 13, 14, 15 in the Dodd Banquet Room, Senior Exams. Morning Exams - 8:15 a.m.; Afternoon Exams - 1:00 p.m. May 13 (8:15-History, 1:00-English) May 14 (8:15-Science, 1:00-World Languages) May 15 (8:15-Math/Technology, 1:00-Fine Arts)

TUESDAY, MAY 14 - Senior Picnic Location: at the home of Jaime and Barry (’83) Hurley, 9 Belle Meade Dr. SW, Rome, 5:30 p.m. Casual Dress, please bring a swimsuit and towel. Transportation provided for boarding students - meet at the student center steps at 5:10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 – Senior Show Location: Morris Chapel, 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY - MAY 17 – Honors Day Program Honors Day, Location: Morris Chapel, 1:30 p.m. Parents will be notified in advance if their child is receiving an award.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 - Baccalaureate Service & Reception Baccalaureate Service, Location: Morris Chapel, 7:00 p.m. Speaker: TBD Seniors arrive at 6:40 p.m. - line up on the Zelle patio Baccalaureate Reception hosted by US Tiger PRIDE, 8:00 p.m., McCallie-Kennedy patio (rain or shine)

SATURDAY - MAY 18 - Commencement Commencement, Darlington Campus, Chapel Lawn, 9:30 a.m. (rain location: Van Es Arena of the Huffman Athletic Center) Speaker: TBD Photographer will take group photos on the library steps beginning at 8:00 a.m . - Groups will include an entire class photo, international students, 4-year boarding, PK-12 Students, Legacy families, etc. Sound check for choir and orchestra seniors, 8:30 a.m. Location: risers behind the stage. Seniors line up at 9:00 a.m. on the pathway to Home on the Hill.


BACCALAUREATE: Blue blazer w/Darlington crest* & khaki slacks. White shirt & tie/bowtie. Socks & dark dress shoes (no sneakers)

GRADUATION: Blue blazer w/Darlington crest* & gray slacks White shirt & Darlington purple senior tie/bowtie* Socks & dark dress shoes (no sneakers)

*Visit the Darlington Bookstore to purchase crests and/or senior ties 


BACCALAUREATE: Dress OR dress slacks and blouse. Dress shoes (no sneakers).

GRADUATION: White dress OR white dress slacks and white blouse. (Off-white clothing is strongly discouraged) White or skin-tone dress shoes (no sneakers).

SATURDAY – MAY 18 – Brunch Reception for Seniors and their Guests Location: Home-on-the-Hill, immediately following Commencement. More detailed information will be sent to parents of seniors. 

Today's Calendar
Girls Varsity Soccer vs Playoffs - First Round
9:10 am–3:30 pm
Physics Trip - iFLY Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
9:15–9:45 am
Upper School Advisory
Darlington School Campus
9:45 am–1:30 pm
Upper School Band at Jazz Performance Evaluation
Cartersville High School
3:45–4:30 pm
2nd Grade (Rising 3rd Grade) Transition Parent Meeting
Thatcher Hall-Library
4–5:30 pm
Boys M.S. Tennis vs Coosa
Darlington School
4–5:30 pm
Girls M.S. Tennis vs Coosa
Darlington School
4–8 pm
Boys Varsity Track and Field vs Track Meet
Darlington School
4–8 pm
Girls Varsity Track and Field vs Track Meet
Darlington School
4:30–6 pm
Boys Varsity Baseball vs Christian Heritage
Darlington School
5:30–7 pm
Girls Varsity Lacrosse vs Bremen
Bremen High School
5:45–7:15 pm
Boys M.S. 5th Grade Baseball vs Pepperell 6th
Riverview Park
6–7:30 pm
Boys M.S. Lacrosse vs Hammond Creek
7:15–8:45 pm
Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs Bremen
Bremen High School
Regester:  K. Bell
Thornwood:  T. Everhart
Cooper:  M. Chastain
Summerbell:  S. Alt
Moser:  D. Hamil
Neville:  C. Allen
Library:  D. Harvey
AOD:  S. Eady
Student Center:  D. Hamil