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
Head of School Brent Bell
Color(s) Purple and White
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers
Accreditation AdvancED,[1] MSA,[2] SAIS[3]
Yearbook Jabberwokk

Darlington School is an American private, coeducational, college-preparatory day and boarding school in Rome, Georgia. The school serves students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12, divided into a lower, middle and upper school. The student body represents 38 countries. The Head of School is Brent Bell, The Upper School Director is Matthew Peer, and The Lower School Director is Hope Jones.[4][5]

Founded in 1905 by local residents John Paul and Alice (Allgood) Cooper, Darlington School was named by former students in honor of a local teacher. Joseph James Darlington taught at the local J. M. Proctor School for Boys in Rome. The school originally used Thornwood House and its associated property. In 1920 The school moved to the current location of Desoto Park and has expanded around this 400 acre area.

Darlington School uses an English public school-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 (Freshman), Moser, and Neville. Girls houses include Cooper (Freshman), Regester, and Thornwood.

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.[6]

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  1. ^ "Institution Summary". AdvancED. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Member Directory". MSA-CESS. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "SAIS Member Directory". Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  4. ^ About Darlington School
  5. ^ "darlingtonschool.org". 
  6. ^ 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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  8. ^ "Avant-garde American artist Cy Twombly, 83, dies in Rome". 
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  10. ^ "Will Muschamp follows steady path to become Florida Gators coach". 
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