Darlington School - Review #7

Read more details about Darlington School on their 2021-22 profile page.
Darlington School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School: 1985-1987
Sports and Activities:Yearbook staff, one act play, honor council, softball manager, resident assistant , band
Home Town, State: Columbus, GA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The care and attention I received at darlington was amazing. There was no time to be home sick! The day students embraced me as a local and in addition to advanced studies, I learned how to be independent I'm a safe and nurturing environment!
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I learned about me as a person. I learned how to get along with people I liked and those I didn't. Sharing responsibility and supporting friends were instilled in me and carried me in to adulthood.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would have gone all four years instead of two. If you truly desire to be successful, boarding school opens many doors and is an experience not to be missed.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I was a legacy student but my dad had been a day student, not a dorm student. The traditions are longstanding at darlington and we now we both share them--very cool!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Just be you! There's a natural direction for anyone at darlington. .. find your people and know that you will probably still be friends for years to come!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
Moving from public school to the high standards at darlington was scary. I learned how to study and felt more prepared for college. The advisors and teaching staff made sure I always had help of I needed it and gave me stretch assignments when needed.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I like watching them all! I wasn't very athletic myself so they kindly allowed me to participate in other ways. The team spirit and camaraderie were inspiring. I still go back for games as often as I can!

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
Staff was qualified and pushed us to do our best. My experience with the band and theatre showed quality instruction and talented teachers.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
Loved being on yearbook staff! There were a wide choice of options to choose from and it was hard to pick just one!

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Our dorm mom's and dad's were great. They allowed us our own time to grow but we're very supportive if we preferred just hanging out with them. Being an RA gave me great leadership experience and readied me for college.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I knew my food was well balanced. School dietitian was around at every meal. Lots of choices and tasty!

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Rome is a great town with some fun things to do. It's also close enough to Atlanta or Chattanooga for a quick trip to bigger malls or chain restaurants. We all had a sponsor family which gave us another chance to have that family nearby even if our real family wasn't.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
We always had things going on. Weekends had choices of trips or events and the staff encouraged impromptu outdoor games or gatherings. Birthdays celebrations were special too!
Read more details about Darlington School on their 2021-22 profile page.

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  • Darlington School Alumni #1
    Class of 2012
    5 Stars   8/4/2017
    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. . .
  • Darlington School Alumni #2
    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. . .
  • Darlington School Alumni #3
    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. . .
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