Darlington School

1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
Rome, GA 30161
Tel: 800-36-TIGER
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 789 students
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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2015 School Data
Darlington School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 7-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1905 1910
Campus Size 500 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 789 students 298 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
22%
20%
% Students Boarding
45%
68%
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1490 - 1890 -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:15 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
76%
67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $33 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$46,750 $49,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,480 $27,800
Tuition international students $52,750 $46,850
% Students on Financial Aid
39%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,255 $21,275
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Feb. 15 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
46%
55%
Director of AdmissionsDerek Perkins
Associate Director of AdmissionsMark Tunnell

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Calculus (BC), AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP U.S. History, AP World History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 16 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 42 24
Extracurriculars"D" Club, "Y" Cabinet, Chess Club, Concert Choir, Coosa International Tennis Academy, Coosa Junior Golf Academy, Darlington Diamonds (dance team), Darlington Players, Environmental Awareness Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fitness, Georgia Junior Academy of Science, Governor's Honors, Honor Council, House Senate, IMPACT International, Instrumental Music Conservatory, International Thespians, Intramurals, Jabberwokk, Jazz Ensemble, Junior State of America, Ladies' Chorale, Lessons Academy, Math Team,

School Notes

  • For over a century, students from Rome, neighboring towns in Georgia, and an average of 25 states and 30 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.

  • LD types supported: Depends on testing
  • School accreditations: SACS/SAIS TABS

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