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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We're looking forward to welcoming students back on campus this September! In the meantime, browse our site and learn more about our campus, academics, programs, and community. Our Admission Office is available to answer any questions about Derby, our Distance Learning program, or the application process for you and your family! Meet us over Zoom! Learn More

  1. Academics
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  3. Teachers


Application Deadline
March 10
Application Fee
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests


Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From Derby Academy

Our motto “Improve Both Mind and Heart” says it all. We pride ourselves on our educational success we’ve had for more than 230 years. Founded in 1784 as one of earliest co-educational learning institutions, we have the unique history, experience, and successful alumni to know what works. Following the PK-Grade 8 model, we focus on the critical foundational years, and build confidence in children as they expand their minds and hearts to succeed during and long after their years at Derby.

Visit our beautiful 27-acre campus in Hingham and see for yourself what makes Derby Academy a place where young minds are cultivated and character flourishes.

Remote Teaching and Learning at Derby Academy

Our distance learning program allows us to reach our goals of challenging, supporting, and connecting with students. Our teachers provide the best online learning experience to engage our students intellectually and socially. Our dedication to ensuring that each child is ‘known’ and our commitment to improving mind and heart ensure Derby remains a connected and successful learning community.

School Details

PK, K-8
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Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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    Derby Academy Reviews

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    Derby is a special place! Teachers truly know each student and communicate frequently with parents, creating meaningful relationships and fruitful collaboration to help students grow and support their passions.
    Students eat lunch in groups with a teacher that change every few weeks, so they meet and interact with a wide range of teachers and students. Teachers model and facilitate conversation, connection and inclusion.
    All students try everything from sports to drama to music, technology, sewing and shop. Everyone is out of their comfort zone at some point, so everyone learns to support one another in taking risks and trying new things - so invaluable and remarkable to witness! Students have many opportunities to develop skill and comfort with public speaking, and to grow into leadership roles as they go. Confidence and compassion are cultivated and new passions are discovered!
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    We have been absolutely thrilled with our decision to enroll at Derby Academy!

    After doing a lot of research over a number of years, I can safely say that there was no better place for our family. The teachers are absolutely amazing - they are respectful, dedicated and involved. It is obviously that they really care about the children.

    Despite the fact that the physical campus is closed, learning has continued! They were prepared for this possibility and have met the challenge. Children are involved in their digital classroom and interacting with their peers and teachers multiple times throughout the day. If we can't be together in person, I'm glad that we have such a strong Distance Learning program!

    We very strongly believe that because of Derby Academy, our children will become the best possible versions of themselves.
    Derby is truly an amazingly special place. There is history and tradition, and amazing faculty that truly care and craft an amazing curriculum that is thoughtful and crosses disciplines for a comprehensive learning experience. The secondary school placement at Derby is excellent. Derby’s dedication to an organized, supportive secondary school placement starts with the strength of the program. The Director of Secondary School Placement keeps the process organized, the students fired up and on task, and the students and parents deeply informed of potential schools and requirements in the process. From the Derby secondary school fair, to sitting down with the Head of School and Director to discuss best fit –the best interests of our children were at the forefront. Derby knows our children so well; they can aptly provide insight to the schools. My children moved through the secondary school process with confidence because of Derby’s support.