Why Move to the South Shore?
Access to Boston
Derby's campus is only 16 miles from downtown Boston! The South Shore provides convenient options for commuting to the city, whether it’s by train, ferry, or car.
South Shore beaches are a popular attraction in the summer months. Our outdoor education program often brings our students to explore the shores of Hingham, Hull, and Scituate for hands-on learning and exciting excursions.
Charming New England Towns
The South Shore features beautiful, quaint towns with colonial-style homes and charming local centers. You'll find history around every corner with access to shopping, dining, and entertainment for the whole family.
Discover "America's Hometown"
Founded in 1620, the South Shore town of Plymouth is known as “America’s Hometown.” Plymouth features many historical sites, including Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth Rock, as well as a bustling town center with shops, beaches, and restaurants.
Students learn and live the history of the area by visiting local museums, and the historic sites of our nation's founding and the Revolutionary War.
Built in 1818 and now home to the Hingham Historical Society, "Old Derby" was the original building for Derby Academy, founded in 1784 as one of the earliest co-educational schools in the country and the oldest co-educational independent day school in New England.
The Great Outdoors
Biking, fishing, camping...Derby is only a few miles from a number of nature trails in Hingham. Bare Cove Park, Wompatuck State Park, and World’s End allow for endless opportunities to get outside and enjoy the sun!
Escape to the Cape
Beautiful beaches, charming seaside towns, and delicious seafood make Cape Cod one of the most popular vacation destinations in New England.
Just under an hour drive from Derby, head down to the Cape during the summer or after school on Fridays for a weekend getaway!