Tuition and Affordability
Since its founding in 1784, Derby Academy has been committed to providing tuition and financial assistance to qualified students and families.
What Does Tuition Cover?
- Books and materials
- Field trips
- Art and woodshop supplies
- Athletic fees
(except ice hockey)
- Daily snacks
- Technology for students entering Grades 6-8
- Private bus transportation (limited to the Route 3A corridor from Duxbury to Hingham)
- Bus service to and from Boston
- After school programs
- Instrument rentals if needed
- Tutorial fees
*Many of the additional fees are discounted at the same rate as a family’s tuition assistance award.
What is it?
Need-based monetary assistance provided by the School to reduce tuition cost to families.
What it’s not
It’s not a loan that needs to be repaid.
What does “need-based” mean?
The difference between the tuition cost & your family’s ability to pay.
Total Amount Given
Range of AwardS
Average TUITION ASSISTANCE AMOUNT received
Towns represented BY families who
RECEIVE TUITION ASSISTANCE
TUITION ASSISTANCE Distribution
Applying for Tuition Assistance
Derby Academy is dedicated to making its programs available to as many qualified applicants as possible each year, regardless of a family's ability to pay the full cost of tuition.
The Tuition Assistance program is designed to make a Derby Academy education attainable for as many families as possible based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of funds. Derby Academy is proud to use the Clarity Application to determine a family’s level of financial need based on the information that families share in the application which includes assets, income, expenses, and debts.
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Clarity Application is also mobile-friendly so you can complete it from anywhere. You are also able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit.
Please remember to return to your dashboard after you complete and submit your Clarity Application, as Derby Academy may require you to upload additional tax documentation.
The deadline for completing the tuition assistance application including relevant supplemental documents is January 15th for sibling/faculty children applying to Pre-Kindergarten, January 31st for returning families and February 5th for families applying to Derby.
If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.
- How is it determined if our family qualifies for tuition assistance?
- Will my child’s admission decision be negatively impacted if we apply for tuition assistance?
- How do I know if I should apply for Tuition Assistance?
- If I qualify for and receive tuition assistance for one year, do I have to reapply every year?
- Do you offer merit scholarships?