Derby places equal emphasis on building a strong academic foundation for success and on developing strength of character that fosters such success.
Derby Academy is a unique learning community that is steeped in traditional values and committed to integrating effective and proven teaching methods with the most innovative approaches to learning. The school’s educational philosophy is as valid for the rigors of the 21st century as it was at its founding in the 1700’s: Improve both mind and heart. 

Derby places equal emphasis on building a strong academic foundation for success and on developing strength of character that fosters such success. 

As students move through the 10 grade years at Derby, they benefit from consistency and coordination between the Primary School (Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten), the Lower School (Grades 1 through 3), the Middle School (Grades 4 and 5), and the Upper School (Grades 6, 7 and 8). Academic, artistic, athletic and extracurricular programs nurture an abiding sense of personal values and ethical behavior, enabling them to mature into well-rounded individuals. 

Derby graduates are notable for their readiness to do well in secondary school and college and for the personal character strengths they take with them into adult life.
The best educational choice on the South Shore for Pre-K through Grade 8 education.