Derby Academy

56 Burditt Ave
Hingham, MA 02043-0204
Tel: (781)749-0746
Grades: PK-8 | 335 students
Derby is well-established and well-recognized as a leader in independent school education on the South Shore.
Our priority is a well-balanced education and our approach is traditional.
Our small class sizes allow us to personalize each student's education. Teachers get to know their students well, not just in the classroom but also as they engage in the arts, in athletics, and in a wide range of activities where every child is encouraged and expected to participate.
The faculty views each student as an individual with special talents, interests, learning style, and developmental needs.
Teachers strive to reinforce and recognize each child's accomplishments and to help him or her learn from the total school experience, both successes and disappointments.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1784

Student Body

Total Students 335 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Derby Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 8 / rolling
Tuition Notes Comprehensive tuition is by grade level. The range is $10,050 for Prekindergarten to $31,725 for Grade 8.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Scot Chandler
Admissions Associate Nicole B. Carnes


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Various bands and choruses, World Awareness Group Various bands and choruses,
World Awareness Group,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is South Shore Christian Academy (4.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Paul Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Paul Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hingham
    Grades: PK-8 | 246 students
    0.1 miles
    18 Fearing Rd
    Hingham, MA 02043
  • Hingham
    Grades: K | 80 students
    1 miles
    1 Conservatory Dr
    Hingham, MA 02043
  • Hingham
    Grades: PK-5
    1.4 miles
    75 Sgt William Terri Drive Suite 1001
    Hingham, MA 02043
  • North Weymouth
    Grades: PK-8 | 202 students
    2.5 miles
    598 Bridge St
    North Weymouth, MA 02191
  • Weymouth
    Just Right Child Care
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 20 students
    2.9 miles
    16 Church St
    Weymouth, MA 02189

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