Derby Academy



Founded in 1784, Derby Academy nurtures the development of the child by providing opportunities for the maximum intellectual, emotional and physical growth in each student. The mission of Derby is to help each child Improve Both Mind and Heart.

56 Burditt Avenue Hingham, MA 02043

view phone781-749-0746


Grade: PK - 8
331 students
Established in: 1784
Student Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Uniforms Required: No
Average Class Size: 15


Derby Academy is a unique learning community that is steeped in traditional values and committed to integrating effective and proven teaching methods with the most innovative approaches to learning. The school’s educational philosophy is as valid for the rigors of the 21st century as it was at its founding in the 1700’s: Improve both mind and heart.

Derby places equal emphasis on building a strong academic foundation for success and on developing strength of character that fosters such success.

As students move through the 10 grade years at Derby, they benefit from consistency and coordination between the Primary School (Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten), the Lower School (Grades 1 through 3), the Middle School (Grades 4 through 6), and the Upper School (Grades 7 and 8). Academic, artistic, athletic and extracurricular programs nurture an abiding sense of personal values and ethical behavior, enabling them to mature into well-rounded individuals.

Derby graduates are notable for their readiness to do well in secondary school and college and for the personal character strengths they take with them into adult life.

For more information about Derby Academy call 781.749.0746 x146 or visit us online at

More Information:

Accreditations: Assoc. of Independent Schools of New England, National Association of Independent Schools
Tuition: $10,715 - $34,150
Financial aid: Need-based
Top 3 universities graduates attend:
Religious programs: Not Applicable
Percentage of teachers with advanced degrees: 50
Day Care: Yes
AP classes: Not Applicable
Foreign languages taught: French, Latin, Spanish
Athletic programs: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Physical Education, Soccer, Softball
Fine Arts taught: 3D Art, Acting, Art, Band, Ceramics, Choir/Chorus, Creative Lab, Dance, Drama, Ensemble, Graphic Design, Improv, Instrumental, Jewelry, Mass Media, Music, Music Appreciation, Orchestra, Orff Instruments, Painting, Photography, Piano, Pottery, Sculpture, Speech, Technology, Theatre, Video, Visual Arts, Vocal, Writing, Yearbook
Special Service: Not Applicable
Standardized tests given: Not Applicable
Academic and Enrichment programs: Summer Camps

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