Darlington School

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Darlington School
Darlington School.jpg
1014 Cave Spring Rd SW
Rome, Georgia, 30161-4700
United States
Coordinates 34°13′34″N 85°10′59″W / 34.226°N 85.183°W / 34.226; -85.183Coordinates: 34°13′34″N 85°10′59″W / 34.226°N 85.183°W / 34.226; -85.183
Opened 1905
Headmaster Brent Bell
Color(s) Purple and White
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers
Yearbook Jabberwokk

Darlington School is an American independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day and boarding school in Rome, Georgia. It offers classes ranging from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, divided into a lower, middle and upper school. The school also houses world-class Soccer, Tennis, and Golf Academies that draw students from around the globe. Darlington is currently represented by 38 countries. The headmaster is Brent Bell[1] and the head of the Upper School is Matthew Peer.[2]

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.

Prominent alumni include Tom Cousins (Atlanta developer), Ernest Vandiver (former governor of Georgia),[3] Cy Twombly (artist), Will Muschamp (head football coach at the University of Florida), and Elson Floyd (president of Washington State University).[4]

The school boasts an exceptional English-style House system in the upper school. Each house is led by a Head of House faculty member and a Resident and Day Student prefect. Boys Houses include Summerbell House (Freshman), Moser House, and Neville House. Girls Houses include Cooper House (Freshman), Regester House, and Thornwood House.

The school participates in Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (GOAL), a Georgia program which offers a state income tax credit to donors of scholarships to private schools.[5]


  1. ^ About Darlington School
  2. ^ "darlingtonschool.org". 
  3. ^ http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-598
  4. ^ http://president.wsu.edu/
  5. ^ Bell, Daniel (October 27, 2009). "GOAL to aid private schools, donors: Saturday is the deadline for a tax break to benefit schools and their contributors.". Rome News-Tribune. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 

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