Darlington School, Rome, Georgia, USA

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Darlington School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school, serves high school-aged boarders and day students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Each year, Darlington enrolls approximately 750 students in grades pre-K to 12. The school community represents an average of 15 states and 20 countries worldwide.

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About the school

Founded in 1905 by John Paul and Alice Allgood Cooper, Darlington School was named in honor of a teacher by his former students. Joseph James Darlington taught at the J. M. Proctor School for Boys in Rome, where the quality of his character so impressed his students that a group of them resolved to build a school to perpetuate the memory of their beloved teacher.

Stretching for 500 acres, Darlington’s campus is nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Ga., a medical center and college town located one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn.
Athletic Center, Baseball Field, Charlie Davidson Field, Chris Hunter Stadium, Girls’ House – Cooper, Girls’ House Regester, Girls’ House – Thornwood, Gymnasium, Home-on the Hill, Kawamura Science Center, Lacrosse Field, McCallie Kennedy Library, Morris Chapel, Neville Soccer Field, North Gate House, Play Pavilion, Porter Hall, Sennett Bell Tower, Softball Field, South Gate House, South Hall, Sydenham Hall, Tennis Courts, Thatcher Hall, Wileox Hall, Zelle Fine Arts Center

Resident students live in one of six houses on campus, three for boys and three for girls, each managed by a full-time head of house and faculty members who live on campus. Residential life staff, who is dedicated and attuned to the unique needs of young people, teaches students to balance structure and routine with opportunities for independence and leadership. With 40% of Darlington’s faculty and staff living on campus, there is never a shortage of helping hands when a student needs extra guidance on a homework assignment, advice about a friend, a shoulder to lean on, or someone to share in his or her successes.

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Academic life

 22 AP courses; Honors courses in every discipline; Spanish and computer instruction begin in pre-K; 98 AP Scholars in ​2017

Sport and culture

GHSA Class A; 26 varsity, 12 junior varsity and 22 middle school teams; three specialized sports academies (soccer, golf and tennis); 96,000-square-foot athletic facility

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling

5 instrumental and 5 vocal ensembles in the Upper School; 4 instrumental and 2 vocal ensembles in PK-8; 3 art studios; 3 student publications; string program beginning in first grade; grade-level plays and presentations in pre-K to grade 4; annual fall play and winter musical; Arts Academy and Lessons Academy

Choral Offerings
Choral, Concert Choir, Random Notes, Darlingtones, Instrumental Offerings, Wind Ensemble
Chamber Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Instrumental Choirs, Jazz Combo, Stadium Band, Drum Line
Piano Society, String Ensemble, 

Julie Foudy Leadership Academy

Girls ages 12-18 (overnight option)
Girls ages 9-12 (day option) 

June 24-28
The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy combines a four-night, five-day residential Summer Sports Camp and a Leadership Academy for girls ages 12-18, and, starting 2017, a day student option is also available for 9- to 12-year old girls.

Led by World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Julie Foudy and her staff, this fun and exciting program focuses on two overlapping components, sports and leadership. Participants spend half of the day getting personalized soccer instruction and the other half doing fun,

Early Orientation Session
The Early Orientation Session immerses students in the culture and life of a Darlington student, preparing them well for their first day of school. Participants are exposed to the academic rigor found at Darlington during daily classroom activities with Darlington teachers. 
For: Rising 9th-12th graders

Dates: Aug 9-17

Cost: $1,500 (Price is in U.S. Dollars)

Cost includes all transportation once participant arrives in Rome, Ga.; all meals; accommodations in an on-campus dormitory room at Darlington School; activities on and off campus; entry fees and program expenses; adult supervision at all times; and 24-hour security at Darlington School’s gated campus in Rome, Ga., USA. Cost does not include airfare or any additional personal expenses.

 high-energy leadership development.

Location Description

Darlington School is located just one hour north of Atlanta in beautiful Rome, Georgia. 

Travel Directions
From the South

From Atlanta’s perimeter (I-285), take I-75 North about 45 miles to Exit 290 (Rome/ Canton). Turn left on Georgia route 20. After three miles, you will come to a three-way traffic light. Turn left and then take an immediate right up a ramp onto US 41 north. Proceed three miles and then exit onto US 411 south and travel about 25 miles toward Rome.

On the outskirts of Rome, follow signs to Cedartown (not Rome), bearing left on Highways 27 and 411. Take the Darlington Drive exit. Turn left at the dead end, go 200 feet, and then turn right on Darlington Drive. Darlington Drive ends at a traffic light in front of campus

From the East

From Charlotte and other locations, take I-85 south to I-285 west in Atlanta. Follow I-75 north about 45 miles to Exit 290 (Rome/ Canton). Turn left on Georgia route 20. After three miles, take US 41 north for three miles. Exit at US 411 south, toward Rome.

On the outskirts of Rome, follow signs to Cedartown (not Rome), bearing left on Highways 27 and 411. Take the Darlington Drive exit. Turn left at the dead end, go 200 feet, and then turn right on Darlington Drive. Darlington Drive ends at a traffic light in front of campus.

From the North

From Chattanooga and other locations, take I-75 south to exit 312 at Calhoun, Georgia. Follow state route 53 to Rome and continue on 53 until it intersects with Highway 27.

Travel Highway 27 south toward Cedartown (about 3 miles), and take the Darlington Drive exit. Turn left at the stop sign, go 200 feet, and then turn right on Darlington Drive. Darlington Drive ends at a traffic light in front of campus.

From the West

From Birmingham and other locations, take I-20 east to Highway 27 north in Bremen, Georgia. Proceed 35 miles and exit to Darlington Drive. Turn left at the stop sign onto Darlington Drive. Darlington Drive ends at a traffic light in front of campus.

1014 Cave Spring Road, Rome GA 30161 GA 30161

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