Tuition and Affordability

2024-2025 Tuition




Kindergarten $34,725
Grades 1–3 $39,225
Grades 4–5 $43,655
Grades 6–8 $47,040

Tuition Assistance

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
  • Lunch

Additional Expenses

  • 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.


A transformational education is within reach.

Introducing the Sarah Derby Merit Scholarship for students entering Grades 4-8.

Facts About Tuition Assistance


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. 

How is “need” determined?

We utilize Clarity to calculate  a family's ability to contribute to tuition. 


Derby Tuition Assistance by the Numbers



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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.

Steps to Apply for Tuition Assistance

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 or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish. 


Business Office Contact

Anthony Black
781- 749-0746 ext. 102

Tuition Assistance FAQs

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School