Sarah Derby Merit Scholarship

A Transformational Education is Within Reach

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

Application Deadline

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

Who We Are

  • 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

Recipient Criteria

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.

Is your child excited to go to school each day? Discover how Derby Academy will have them asking, “Is it Monday yet?”

Serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, Derby's academic and social programs set the foundation for children to discover the joy of learning and live the School's motto,  "Improve Both Mind and Heart." Our small class sizes, 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.

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