Take-a-Look Thursdays!

Experience Derby at your leisure!
We hold a “mini-open house” every Thursday. Simply stop by campus, with or without your child, between 9:00 to 11:00 am to see our campus in action!  We'll give you a personalized tour of Derby, as well as a chance to visit our classrooms, meet our talented teachers, and speak with an Admission representative. Registration will be in the Roy Campus Center. Although an RSVP is not required, feel free to pre-register so you can let us know if you're interested in any particular grade level or program at our school.
Additional Information

The Annual Fund enriches each student's Derby experience. Annual gifts provide critical funds that help make possible our strong academic and social curriculum, financial aid for new and returning students, competitive salaries and professional development opportunities for our dedicated faculty. A strong Annual Fund provides Derby the flexibility and nimbleness to meet specific needs and opportunities as they present themselves.

The Annual Fund makes up 6% of the operating budget. Our goal over the next few years is to grow this to 8%. We are grateful to the donors and volunteers who will help make this happen. Every contribution directly impacts our students and faculty, who are the center of everything we do. 
We ask all members of our community to invest in Derby and make a meaningful gift to the Annual Fund. Last year, 99% of Derby families, 100% of Faculty and Staff, 100% of Trustees and 292 Alumni/ae made gifts to the Annual Fund. 
This year our goal is an ambitious $750,000, bigger than any Annual Fund goal in Derby history. This is a big goal but we have big ideas!  A growing Annual Fund allows Derby to stay at the forefront of primary education.

Your Gift Supports:

  • Athletic Equipment and Transportation
  • Computers, iPads and ChromeBooks
  • Faculty Travel Grants
  • Field Trips
  • Musical Instruments
  • Theatre Lighting, Sound Equipment and Costumes
  • Travel Based Learning
  • Video Editing Tools

Leadership Giving Levels

Sarah Hersey Derby:
$25,000 and above
Ebenezer Gay: 
$15,000 - $24,999
Daniel Shute:
$10,000 - $14,999
John Thaxter: 
$5,000 - $9,999
Leadership donors are recognized each year at a reception hosted by the Head of School and President of the Board of Trustees.
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