Darlington School

1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
Rome, GA 30161
Tel: 706-235-6051
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 758 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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  • Review #1 - Class of 1980Vanderbilt University My experience at Darlington was excellent. I was an only child who was suddenly thrown into an environment where I. . .
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2016 School Data
Darlington School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 9-12, PG 9-12
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 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 758 students 295 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1530 - 1940 -
Average ACT score 24 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki shorts/skirts and polo)
Average Class Size 15 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:9 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 21 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $33 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,150 $50,475
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,970 $28,200
Tuition international students $54,860 $47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,255 $22,000
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


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

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

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


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


Total Extracurricular Organizations 42 23
Extracurriculars"D" Club, "Y" Cabinet, Chess Club, Concert Club, Coosa International Tennis Academy, Coosa Junior Golf Academy, Darlington Diamonds (dance team), Darlington Players, Environment Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fitness Club, Georgia Junior Academy of Science, Governor's Honors, Honor, House Senate, IMPACT International, Instrumental, International Thespians, Intramural Sports, Jabberwokk, Jazz Club, Junior State of America, Ladies' Chorale, Lessons Academy, Math Team,

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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