Sarah Derby Merit Scholarship
The Sarah Derby Merit Scholarship is awarded annually to one or two new, incoming Grade 4-8 students who qualify for tuition assistance and live in a local town or city that is currently underrepresented in the Derby community. This includes but is not limited to the following communities: Abington, Braintree, Hull, Marshfield, Milton, Pembroke, Quincy, Randolph, Rockland and Weymouth.
The recipients will be selected based upon their strong academic potential, promise of contributing positively to the culture of our school community, and interest in participating in all facets of our programs including academics, arts and athletics. The recipient will be ready to embrace our motto of “Improve Both Mind and Heart”. The award amounts will be determined based on demonstrated need as calculated by Clarity, an organization that serves many independent schools throughout the country. All applicants must complete the tuition assistance application process.
The Sarah Derby Merit Scholarship recipients will be joining a school that values community, strong interpersonal relationships, and academic challenge as well as fosters the skills of innovation, critical thinking and a lifelong passion for learning.
If you are interested in applying for a Sarah Derby Merit Scholarship for your child, please either fill out the form on this page, call the Admission office at 781-749-0746, ext. 146 or email us at email@example.com.
Applications for the Sarah Derby Merit Scholarship and for Admission to Derby are due February 10.
To apply for the scholarship, or for more information, please contact our Office of Admission at
- PK-8 Independent School in Hingham, MA
- Safe and Welcoming Community
- Small Class Sizes and Low Student-Teacher Ratios
- Meaningful Student-Teacher-Parent Relationships
- Challenging and Innovative Academics
- Robust Arts and Athletics Programs
- Buses with stops in Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, and Weymouth
Factors that will be considered in choosing the recipients will include:
- Report Cards
- Teacher Recommendations
- ISEE Scores
- Student Interview
- Personal Statement (writing prompt)
In addition to the one or two scholarships that will be awarded annually, we have a very generous tuition assistance program for PK-8 students. All applicants who do not receive the scholarships will still be considered for admission as well for our tuition assistance program.
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