Tuition and Affordability

2021-2022 Tuition

GRADE LEVEL 

TUITION

Pre-Kindergarten*
Mon–Thurs.  8:00AM–12:30PM
Fri.   8:00AM–1:00PM

$12,305
Kindergarten $27,990
Grades 1–3 $32,950
Grades 4–5 $37,395
Grades 6–8 $39,185
*PRE-K EXTENDED DAY (2 SESSIONS OFFERED PER YEAR) TUITION
1 Day $1,345 per session
2 Days $2,690 per session
3 Days $4,035 per session
4 Days

$5,380 per session

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)
  • Van 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.

Tuition Assistance

As a cornerstone of the vision of our founder, Sarah Derby, tuition and 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 tuition and financial assistance to qualified students and families remains a priority today. 

Facts About Tuition Assistance

 

What is it?
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Need-based monetary assistance provided by the School to reduce tuition cost to families.

What it’s not
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 It’s not a loan that needs to be repaid.

 

What does “need-based” mean?
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The difference between the tuition cost & your family’s ability to pay. 

How is “need” determined?
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We utilize the SSS service to calculate  a family's ability to contribute to tuition. 

 

Derby Tuition Assistance by the Numbers

2021-2022


$1,061,000

Total Amount Given 

 

 


13%–100% 

Range of AwardS

 

 


$27,210

Average TUITION ASSISTANCE AMOUNT received 

 

 


11 

Towns represented BY families who TUITION ASSISTANCE

 

 


PK–Grade 8

TUITION ASSISTANCE Distribution

 

 

Applying for Tuition Assistance

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 tuition assistance resources in the fairest manner possible, Derby subscribes to the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS),  which serves many independent schools throughout the country. Grants are awarded on the basis of need. 

Steps to Apply for Tuition Assistance

  1. Please visit Student Services’ Family Resource Center page page to begin the process. Log in or create your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) account. If you applied for tuition assistance last year, use your login information as a returning family. 

  2.  Complete the PFS for the academic year you are applying for by January 15 for Pre-K.  Kindergarten — Grade 8 applicants need to apply by February 10 . To submit the application, you will need to pay a $51 non-refundable fee. (Please email us at admission@derbyacademy.org for a fee waiver if the fee poses a financial hardship). Once submitted, it can't be withdrawn from the system. After submitting the PFS, upload the required documents to the Family Portal’s “My Documents” section of the website by January 15 and February 10 respectively, so our Tuition Assistance Committee will have plenty of time to review your information. 

 

What Happens After You Apply?

  • SSS will make a recommendation of what your family can afford to contribute
  • Derby's Business Office will verify the information presented and calculate our ability to meet your need
  • We will present you with a tuition assistance grant, if we are able to, and alert you to your expected contribution

Questions?

Business Office Contact

Anthony Black
781- 749-0746 ext. 201

Tuition Assistance FAQs

Derby Academy, Hingham, South Shore, Private School