Our Primary School classrooms emphasize a holistic approach to education. At any given moment, social and emotional learning occur alongside academic discovery.
Primary School Program
Derby's unique Primary School program offers full-day and half-day instruction in Pre-Kindergarten and full-day Kindergarten.
Pre-Kindergarten is Derby's first entry point and we enroll more new students in Pre-K than in any other grade. We modestly increase the size of each class in Kindergarten and again in Grade 1.
Each grade level is led by two well-qualified, experienced teachers who are supported by specialist teachers in the arts, physical education, and Spanish. Both Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten benefit from two well-equipped classrooms and share specialist facilities scaled for younger learners. A dedicated outdoor playground space and a children's garden add to the extensive educational facilities, providing students with ample room to learn and explore.