Darlington School

Darlington School Photo #1 - Darlington`s 500-acre campus is nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Ga., a medical center and college town located approximately one hour northwest of Atlanta.
  • Darlington School is a co-ed, independent boarding and day school in Rome, Ga., for students in pre-K through high school.
  • Here, you're not an enrollment number; you're a person.
  • Explore Darlington and see how an education built for the way you see things can make you a successful student and a confident contributor to the world around you.
  • Founded in 1905, Darlington School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for students in pre-K through grade 12, with boarding in grades 9-12.The school offers motivated students rigorous academics, numerous fine arts opportunities and a competitive athletics program in a nurturing environment.Our students are the center of all that we do, and together, we empower them to learn with passion, act with integrity and serve with respect.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDepends on testing
Year Founded1905

Student Body

Total Students691 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Darlington School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Calculus (BC), AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government, AP Human Geography, AP Music Theory, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Physics I, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP World History, AP World History
Average SAT score1190
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / Jul. 15 / rolling
Tuition Noteshttp://www.darlingtonschool.org/admission/tuition.aspx
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMatthew Peer


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.35 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
"D" Club, "Y" Cabinet, Chess Club, Environmental Awareness Club, Georgia Junior Academy of Science, Governor's Honors, House Senate, IMPACT International, Jabberwokk, Math Team, Outdoor Club, Scholar Bowl, Spanish Club, Student Council, Technology Club, Tiger Experts, Young Democrats, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Choir, Darlington Players, Instrumental Music Conservatory, International Thespians, Jazz Ensemble, Ladies' Chorale, Lessons Academy, Men's Chorale, Orchestra, Set Crew, The Darlingtones, The Inkslinger, The Random Notes

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Coosa Junior Golf Academy, Fitness, Intramurals, Soccer Academy

School Notes

  • For over a century, students from Rome, neighboring towns in Georgia, and an average of 15 states and 20 countries have joined the Darlington family each year. Darlington's proven track record in preparing students well for college, its impressive facilities, and its wide array of academic, artistic, athletic and social opportunities make it stand out as one of the top day and boarding schools in the country. Stretching for 500 acres, Darlington`s campus is nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Georgia, a medical center and college town 65 miles northwest of Atlanta. But more significant are the friendly spirit of the school and its long history of challenging students to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect. Darlington graduates men and women who exemplify the school's motto: Wisdom more than Knowledge; Service beyond Self; Honor above Everything.

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