Affording Derby

As a cornerstone of the vision of our founder, Sarah Derby, financial assistance helped create one of the first coeducational schools in the country and has impacted countless generations of families. Derby’s commitment to providing financial aid to qualified students and families remains a priority today.  

Tuition and Fees

Derby's comprehensive tuition includes books and materials, field trips, art and woodshop supplies, athletic fees (except for ice hockey), daily snacks, and lunches. Additional expenses may include optional private bus transportation (limited to the Route 3A corridor from Duxbury to Hingham), van service to and from Boston, After School Programs, and, if required, tutorial fees.

2020-2021 Tuition



M-Th  8:00 am-12:00 pm
Fri   8:00 am-1:00 pm

Kindergarten $26,910
Grades 1-3 $31,680
Grades 4-5 $35,955
Grades 6-8 $37,675

* Extended Day Options for Pre-K. There are 2 sessions offered per year.

1 Day $1,295 per session
2 Days $2,590 per session
3 Days $3,885 per session
4 Days $5,180 per session


Financial Aid

Derby Academy is committed 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. In order to allocate our financial aid resources in the fairest manner possible, Derby subscribes to the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ, which serves many independent schools throughout the country. Grants are awarded on the basis of need. Although we would like to be able to award grants to every student who qualifies, we will not be able to provide financial aid to all qualified families.

You may apply for financial aid at Derby Academy online at Enter the Website for Parents and Families page, which will allow you to complete the Parents Financial Statement (PFS) online. Please file the PFS by February 10 so our Financial Aid Committee will have plenty of time to review your information.

If you have questions about Derby’s Financial Aid program, please contact Philip Cantillon, CFO at: 781- 749-0746 ext. 117.

Did You Know?

We offer over $1 Million in Financial Aid.

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