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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.
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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.
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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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 750 students
  • Acceptance rate: 46%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / Jul. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

Darlington School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Depends on testing
Year Founded
1905

Student Body

Total Students
750 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Darlington School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
1190
Average ACT score
24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 15 / Jul. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Matthew Peer
Endowment Size
$35 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

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 20 states and 25 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.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 750 students
  • Acceptance rate: 46%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / Jul. 15 / rolling

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