A Family Decision

The decision to have your son or daughter go abroad to study involves much more than simply researching the web and finding websites with pictures of wonderful facilities and smiling faces. Even speaking to family, friends and colleagues about their experiences regarding their children is very useful and helpful, but might not meet the needs of your own son or daughter because each child needs to find “The School” that will allow them to grow and thrive.

Of course each boarding school’s administrator and director can advise and tell you all about their school, but, indeed, there are other schools that might be a better fit for what your son or daughter is looking for in their study abroad program.

Kendall & Associates Educational Consulting can help you with the decision-making process because we known each of the schools that we work with and have the experience, knowledge and unbiased end result to provide you with a selection of schools that will best fit the profile of your son or daughter.

Darlington School


Location: Rome, Georgia, USA

Three top unique qualities of the school:   


  • Residential life program based on a modified English House System
  • Rome Parents Program that pairs boarding students with day families
  • Sports Academies that offer year round specialized training in soccer and tennis.

Advanced Placement (AP): English Language, English Literature, World History, U.S. History, Macroeconomics/Microeconomics, Psychology, Calculus (AB), Calculus (BC), Statistics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Chemistry, Biology, Physics B, Physics C, Environmental Science, Humanities, Art History, Studio Art, and Music Theory

Special subjects offered: Post-AP Spanish, Intro to Organic Chemistry, Musical Theater, Cinema, Steel Drum Band, Tennis and Soccer Academy

Languages: Spanish, French

Computer (courses): Video Production I, II, Graphic Design, Yearbook, Introduction to Computer, A+ Certification

Arts: Drama, Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, Music Theatre, Choral Music, Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble

Sports: Softball (G), Cross Country, Football (B), Basketball, Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Tennis, Lacrosse, Track & Field, Golf, Soccer, Baseball (B), Cheerleading (G), Rowing, Wolleyball (G)

Extra curricular activities (clubs): Drama, Choral, Newspaper/Publications, Community Service, Outdoor Programs, Weight Training, others

Weekend Activities: On campus and off campus trips each weekend, as well as school socials and sporting events.

Grades: 9-12

Teacher-student-ratio: 1:13

Average class size: 14

39% : 61% (Upper School)

Number of students: 484 (188 boarding)

Boy-girl-ratio: 53% : 47%

Percentage of International students: 9% of Upper School student body

Dress code: Uniform during the school day

Tuition: US$ 44,600,- (School Year: 2011/2012)

Tuition Refund Plan: No

Credit card payments allowed: No

Additional costs: ESL courses, if necessary; spending money; textbooks, Soccer & Tennis Academy fees, Uniform

Summer School: No

Website: www.darlingtonschool.org

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