Close, meaningful relationships between students and the faculty who know and care about them are a cornerstone of our Derby community. Because our students are known and respected, they have the confidence to be themselves and nurture an abiding sense of personal values and ethical behavior.
Our dedicated faculty, innovative curriculum, inspired arts, competitive athletics, and an array of community and leadership opportunities ensure students are challenged to learn and supported in their development.
Upon this foundation, our school builds a learning community with an “all-in” spirit. By exploring the amazing array of opportunities we offer, students discover hidden talents, unexpected interests, and build the confidence to face the future with boldness and curiosity.
During COVID-19, Derby Academy remains committed to providing a safe, supportive, and engaging mission-driven experience for all our students this fall. Our re-opening plan allows us to further differentiate our program and offers us more flexibility than many other public and area schools.
Beginning Grade Taught TK
Final Grade Taught 8th Grade
Description Derby’s academic curriculum builds from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, creating confidence through achievement and emphasizing the strong work ethic needed for long-term success. Our students learn by doing, using Derby’s classrooms and facilities for exploring creative problem-solving. Engaged faculty and cross-disciplinary projects foster the essential skills of innovation, critical thinking, collaboration – and a lifelong passion for learning. Our graduates gain admission to top secondary schools and succeed wherever they choose to go after Derby.
Summary The range of opportunities our students experience makes Derby remarkable. Our signature programs are unique to our community, motivating our students to learn new skills, discover their passions, and develop a broader understanding of their world
Foreign Languages Taught Spanish, French, Latin, Mandarin
Athletic Programs Offered Baseball, Softball, Rugby, Soccer, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sailing, Tennis, Golf, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Co-ed Hockey, Sports Training, Dance
Year Established 1784
Number of students enrolled 325
Offers financial aid Yes
- Remote Teaching and Learning
- Public Speaking
- Winter Term
- Service Opportunities
- Secondary School Placement
- Global Changemakers
- Outdoor Education
- Pals Program
- STEM Programs