Darlington School - Review #6

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Darlington School

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
Sports and Activities:
Resident Assistant (RA) - 2yrs JV Cheerleader 1yr Varsity football and competition Cheerleader 2yrs Y Caninet 2yrs
College Enrolled:
University of Alabama
Home Town, State:
Duluth, GA, GA

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I think that Darlington's Extracurricular Programs and our facilities make the school unique relative to other schools.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The life experiences and relationships built during my time at Darlington are cherished and have helped me tremendously in adulthood.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Get involved and meet people.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
The relationships and overall experience. Embrace the moment, you’ll look back and appreciate your experience later!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
No, all of the facilities are great!


1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academics are not easy but what I loved about Darlington was the access the students had to the teachers outside of the classroom and the study time students have to complete the work. From before school coaching class to study hall (daytime and evening) to time at the library if needed during evening study hall, as a resident student, I felt I had enough support and guidance to help me.


1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I love the variety of athletics offered at Darlington. Since I graduated they've added a Soccer Academy and equestrian team that I am aware. I feel that whether you're athletic or not, there is something you'll find an interest in at Darlington.

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The quality of educators in our Visual Arts/Fine Arts Dept are top notch. Darlington offers such diverse classes and range of opportunities, again, there is something for everyone.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved volunteering and interacting with less fortunate children at a local school. When I was at Darlington this extracurricular program was voluntary. Now, I know that the children have to do something community service related. I think that is phenomenal. It never hurts serving others!

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
Darlington now runs on a house system and I'm not familiar with the running of "house systems" but I loved every aspect of dorm life when I attended Darlington. It's very similar to living in a dorm at college and what I liked most were the close relationships built with the rest of the girls in my dorm.


1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
Again, the cafeteria has only improved... when I’ve come back to visit and have checked out the cafeteria, food & drink selection has increased, the hot bar still offers a delicious selection of daily features and the staff/cooks are delightful as they have been for many years!

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Darlington is situated on a beautiful piece of property... minutes from downtown Rome and about an hour outside of Atlanta. Students get to experience Darlington without the distraction of city life but still get interaction with day students and families in Rome. Rome has a lot more to offer now than it did in the mid 90's!
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
Every bit of the social aspect of Darlington is that n point. The school has put an emphasis on making sure day and dorm students interact and that they students feel like family, as one instead of divided.
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Alumni Reviews Review School

Darlington School Alumni #1
Class of 2012
5.00 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
5.00 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
5.00 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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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • 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