- Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
- Enrollment: 770 students
- Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $54,980
- Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,530
- Acceptance rate: 46%
- Average class size: 15 students
- Application Deadline: Feb. 15 / Jul. 31 / rolling
- Source: Verified school update
Academics and Faculty
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AP / Advanced Courses
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:
- 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.
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Darlington School cost?
Darlington School's tuition is approximately $54,980 for boarding students and $22,530 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Darlington School?
The acceptance rate of Darlington School is 46%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 58%.
Who are famous alumni from Darlington School?
Darlington School famous alumni include: Gov. S. Ernest Vandiver Jr. ('36), Cy Twombly ('47), Dr. John Ochsner ('44), Stephen D. Potts ('34), Tom Cousins ('48), Will Muschamp ('90), James L. Dickey III ('42), Jennifer Wysocki ('90) and Elson Floyd ('74).
What sports does Darlington School offer?
Darlington School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
When is the application deadline for Darlington School?
The application deadline for Darlington School is Feb. 15 / Jul. 31 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 15 / Jul. 31 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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