Steps to Apply

Thank you for your interest in joining the Derby community! Please follow the steps to apply below to begin the application process.

    Once you submit your inquiry form, you will receive instructions via email to create an account on our Admission Portal.  From our Portal, you may begin working on your application, submit materials, check on your application's status, and get up-to-date admission information.

    *Please note that the application is not active until the $50 application fee is submitted.

  2. Visit campus!
    Attend one of our admission events or schedule a personalized tour. 

  3. Pay application fee of $50 per child.
    Please email us at for a fee waiver if the fee poses a financial hardship.

  4. Schedule Parent/Guardian Interviews via zoom or in person.

  5. Attend Pre-K - Grade 1 Student Assessment or Schedule Grade 2-8 Visit Day

  6. Submit supporting documents.
    - Parent/Guardian Questionnaire 
    - Teacher Evaluation form(s) completed by current teacher(s)
    - School Records Request Form & Transcript

  7. Applicants to Grades 6-8: Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)

  8. If interested, apply for Tuition Assistance via the Clarity website.

Meet the Admission Team

Application Dates and Deadlines

Please note, while our application deadline has passed, please do apply as we move to rolling admission for any remaining spaces or changes over the spring and summer months.
Please note that those applying to Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 must be 4, 5, and 6 years of age respectively by September 1 of the entering year.
Derby Academy, Hingham, Private School, South Shore