Darlington School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
Rome, GA 30161
Tel: 706-235-6051
  • 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   6/12/2017
    Birmingham Southern College
    Walking onto the campus and seeing the beautiful architecture and landscape of Darlington is absolutely a highlight of the school. You feel like you've been transported somewhere incredibly quaint and special. One thing that I. . .

  • Class of 2007
    5 Stars   5/31/2017
    University of Kentucky
    I thought it was very unique how my school would pair boarding students with families of day students who lived in the area and attended the school in order to give the boarding students opportunities. . .

  • Class of 1980
    5 Stars   6/22/2010
    Vanderbilt University
    My experience at Darlington was excellent. I was an only child who was suddenly thrown into an environment where I had 30 brothers with whom I lived with on the floor and a roommate, whom. . .
Definition of Terms 
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 298 students
% Students of Color
13%
20%
% International Students
23%
20%
% Students Boarding
39%
68%
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)
Casual
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
76%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $33 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$48,150 $51,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,970 $28,500
Tuition international students $54,860 $47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $20,255 $21,582
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%
57%
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

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 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
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Gov. S. Ernest Vandiver Jr. ('36) - Former Gov. of Georgia
    • Cy Twombly ('47) - Contemporary artist whose work can be found in the Guggenheim, the National Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.
    • Dr. John Ochsner ('44) - International medical leader, who has served in many prominent roles including President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and President of The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery.
    • Stephen D. Potts ('34) - Served as Director of the Office of Government Ethics under President George H.W. Bush and President William Jefferson Clinton.
    • Tom Cousins ('48) - Founder of Cousins Properties Inc.
    • Will Muschamp ('90) - Head Football Coach, University of Florida
    • James L. Dickey III ('42) - American poet, novelist, critic, athlete, and hunter with bow and arrow; best-known from his novel
    • Jennifer Wysocki ('90) - Emmy award-winning producer, creator and current host of television's
    • Elson Floyd ('74) - President of Washington State University
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