Darlington School

1014 Cave Spring Road, SW
Rome, GA 30161
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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  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars  
    Georgia state University
    The campus is breathtakingly beautiful. Complete with its own lake and full brick buildings from the dorms to the classrooms. There was never a dull day on campus because just sitting out around with friends. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars  
    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  
    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. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2020 School Data
Darlington SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG5-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12, PGPre-K-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19051907
Campus Size500 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment700 students302 students
% Students of Color
13%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
42%
70%
Average SAT Score1190* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1050 - 1330-
Average ACT score24*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki shorts/skirts and polo)
Casual
Average Class Size15 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio10:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2218
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
76%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$33.4 million$24 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,270$58,935
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,240$33,082
Tuition international students$63,260$53,975
% Students on Financial Aid
45%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$20,255$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineFeb. 15 / Jul. 1 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
46%
57%
Director of AdmissionsMatthew Peer

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2218
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 Offered1616
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2523
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Chinese Community Club, Dorm Presidents, Independent Film Club, International Film Club, Math Tutoring Club, Orchestra Ensemble, Outdoor Club, Programming Club, Show Choir, SOAR, Spanish Club, Student Diplomats, Technology Club, The Darlingtonian, The Inkslinger

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Club, Digital Art, Environmental Art, Holocaust Project, Jazz Club, Set Crew, The Darlingtones, The Random Notes, Video Game Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Academy

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
  • Darlington 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

Profile last updated: 11/05/2020

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