Derby Academy

56 Burditt Ave,
Hingham, MA, 02043-0204
     Tel: (781)749-0746
Grades: PK - 8 | 330 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 330 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Derby Academy Students 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 Jan. 15 / Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes Comprehensive tuition is by grade level. The range is $13,750 for Prekindergarten to $29,900 for Grade 8.
% on Financial Aid 16%
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,000
Acceptance Rate 36%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Scot Chandler
Admissions Associate Nicole B. Carnes

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, SoftballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,

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)
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  • HinghamSt Paul Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    18 Fearing Rd
    HinghamMA02043
    (781)749-2407
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.1 mi | 246 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • HinghamSouth Shore Conservatory Of Music Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    1 Conservatory Dr
    HinghamMA02043
    (781)749-7565
    Daycare / Preschool
    1 mi | 80 students | Gr. K                      
  • North WeymouthSt Jerome Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    598 Bridge St
    North WeymouthMA02191
    (781)335-1235
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.5 mi | 202 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • WeymouthJust Right Child Care
    Daycare / Preschool
    16 Church St
    WeymouthMA02189
    (781)337-8514
    Daycare / Preschool
    2.9 mi | 20 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • WeymouthSacred Heart Elementary School
      (Roman Catholic)
    75 Commercial St
    WeymouthMA02188
    (781)335-6010
      (Roman Catholic)
    4.3 mi | 273 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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