Improve Both Mind and Heart

For a private school education that emphasizes rigorous academics, as well as extensive opportunities in both athletics and the arts, consider Derby Academy in Hingham. A co-ed, independent school for students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8, Derby’s small classes mean each child receives individualized attention, thereby maximizing his or her learning and emotional growth. We like to say, “There are no back rows at Derby” - because all students are fully engaged in all aspects of our community.

Academic Excellence and Character Building

While we prepare our students for academic success in high school and beyond, we also strive to build their strength of character. This educational philosophy is evident in our motto “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” an idea that is as relevant today as it was when the school was founded in 1784. Proven teaching methods and innovative learning approaches alike are underpinned by the traditional values that help our students develop into productive, healthy members of society.

Athletics and Arts

Students in the Upper School (Grades 6-8) participate in an athletic activity each trimester, choosing from 11 different sports with a total of 21 interscholastic teams, along with non-competitive alternatives that include rowing, dance, tennis, yoga, golf, and sports training.
We also offer our students the opportunity to master various art forms through disciplined practice. They can explore both 2D and 3D media through the visual arts program; learn to play instruments, sing, and write original compositions through our music program; engage in choreography, acting, voice, and other performing arts; and practice applied arts like sewing, shop, engineering, coding, robotics, and graphic design.

If you are seeking an exceptional education for your child, look to the legacy of Derby Academy, the best choice on the South Shore for Pre-K through Grade 8 education. When you schedule a tour of our beautiful 27-acre campus, you can experience life at Derby through the eyes of our students. Call us today at 781-749-0746.

The best educational choice on the South Shore for Pre-K through Grade 8 education.