At Derby Academy, students learn from an early age what it means to be a part of a community - and that no matter how old you are, you are never too young to make a difference.
Starting in PreK, Derby students have opportunities to get involved with projects that benefit the school community and the broader community around them, and to volunteer their time and lend a hand to those in need.
Primary, Lower and Middle School students are active participants in the collection, delivery and distribution of food, clothes and supplies for such local charities as Wellspring Services in Hull, and Cradles to Crayons in Brighton; while Upper Schoolers also roll up their sleeves to help prepare and serve meals at Father Bill's shelter in Quincy. Each interaction gives the students a chance to witness first-hand how significant a small gesture of support can be.
The Derby Parents Association coordinates trips throughout the year, and educational opportunities are woven into the curriculum whenever possible. Our Middle and Upper School students are empowered to take the initiative and garner support for causes that are important to them. And throughout the year, there are countless stories of Derby families extending their generosity to charities both local and global.
Take a look and see what our students have been learning - and how they've been lending a hand.