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Darlington School

1014 Cave Spring Road SW, Rome, GA 30161


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Founded in 1905 by John Paul and Alice Allgood Cooper, Darlington School has grown to become one of the leading independent day and boarding schools in the Southeast. Stretching for nearly 500 acres, Darlington’s campus is nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range. Converted from a scenic park to a school in the early 1900s, the campus remains one of the most beautiful sites in Northwest Georgia, with plenty of breathtaking beauty and timeless architecture. In fact, visitors often say that Darlington reminds them of a college campus, with its perfect blend of historic charm and state-of-the-art advancements designed to prepare PK-12 students for a 21st Century learning experience.

Named after the Italian city, Rome, Ga., was built on seven hills with three rivers running between them. In fact, the meeting to name the city was actually held at the Home-on-the-Hill, a historic residence built in 1832 which now serves as the home of Darlington’s head of school. As Darlington School continues to welcome students from all over the state, the Southeast, the country and the world, we are certain that they will find no community more friendly than this one to call their “home away from home.” Visitors can tour the campus during daylight hours upon checking in to main gatehouse.