Darlington School - Review #8

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Darlington School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
2004-2005
Sports and Activities:
Band, Swimming, Diving, Baseball, Honor Council.
College Enrolled:
Georgia Southern University
Home Town, State:
Dhahran

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
Darlington School equipped me with the tools necessary to be not only successful in college, but in life. I feel that I was prepared to step out into the world and be a confident contributor to the global world. The greatest part about Darlington was the House system. The House system provided me with a person that I could rely upon to challenge me to become the best version of myself possible.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best thing that happened to me in my entire life has been Darlington School. I wouldn't be the person that I am today without having attended. The motto, Wisdom more than Knowledge, Service beyond Self, Honor above Everything has stuck with me today. I truly believe that if I shape my life around these three pillars, then I would have lived a purposeful life.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would recommend any student to take full advantage of the opportunities presented to them while at Darlington, whether it is taking a role as a Prefect or trying something new. Darlington will give you what you put into it. Don't be scared to try new things but most important invest your time wisely.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The friendships that I formed. The students came from over 40 different countries so this experience allowed me to gain a global perspective without having to leave the country.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
None.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The best part about the academics was that the teachers know who you are. You are not just another number and you couldn't hide in the back of the classroom. They taught me how to be an active participant in my educational journey. They knew my strengths and weakness and challenged me to be better every day through a deeper dive into the material rather than focusing on the breadth.

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Top notch. Amazing facilities and coaches. The facilities are comparable to a Division 1 university.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The Fine and Performing Arts at Darlington are welcoming. My greatest fear was being able to stand on stage to perform, but Darlington provided a safe environment for any student to try new things and explore new passions.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There were plenty of opportunities to explore and become involved. Our star football player was also in the school musical. It's just a welcoming atmosphere where all who want to try can try. Leadership opportunities are also made available to those who want to pursue that route.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
The House system was amazing. I was able to have an adult who I could count on being there for me in times I needed them and time the were celebratory. This was the best part about Darlington.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
The food services are amazing. The atmosphere of the dining hall, the camaraderie built, and the ability to have family style seating allowed for special moments. Quite frequently you would see a teacher and their family in the dining hall, which created an even deeper connection.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Rome, Ga is a quite an safe town. Plenty of activities around town and close to Atlanta. Being an expat living in an international country, I was worried about this when I first arrived but quickly found out that the downtown area had more than enough to offer students and families.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
The social life at Darlington is one that in inclusive rather than exclusive. The school promotes healthy friendship and creates opportunities for students to develop deep connections with one another.
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description
Darlington School Alumni #1
Class of 1998
5.00 2/27/2019
Clemson University
We had mandatory after school activities that really pushed me out of my shell as a typically introverted person. I carried varsity letters in baseball with a state championship as a manager and it. . .
Darlington School Alumni #2
Class of 1998
5.00 2/27/2019
University of Alabama
I think that Darlington's Extracurricular Programs and our facilities make the school unique relative to other schools. . .
Darlington School Alumni #3
Class of 1980
5.00 11/25/2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
A great "old ivy" type of Boarding School. Was once all male - I was in the last class of Darlington men. Now is coed. I can't imagine going to school and living with girls. . .
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • 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