Founded in 1784, Derby Academy continues to be the best choice for education on Boston's South Shore.
Serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8, Derby's academic and social programs set the foundation for children to discover the joy of learning and live the School's motto, "Improve Both Mind and Heart."
We have been beyond impressed with how proactively the school has met the challenges from last spring through the re-opening this fall. When she got to go back this fall, (our daughter) has pretty much leaped out of the car each morning to get back to the classroom!
Cristina D. P’28
There's No Back Row At Derby
We foster the essential skills of innovation, critical thinking, collaboration—and a lifelong passion for learning.
Faculty Who Truly Know Their Students
Our teachers are passionate educators who inspire and intellectually challenge students as academic advisors, coaches, and mentors.
Character and Confidence
We emphasize the development of strong moral character and personal responsibility in all students. Students discover their passions and build the confidence to face the future with boldness and curiosity.
What Makes a Derby Graduate?
Derby builds the skills needed to thrive in future academic endeavors. With coursework that resonates on a deeper level, our graduates are accepted to some of the top schools and colleges.
A Derby education creates a foundation for students to apply their love of learning. Our students get involved, stay engaged, and discover new interests that set the course for meaningful work.
Our students are well-rounded individuals who aspire to “Improve Both Mind and Heart” within themselves and their communities. Our graduates are ready to make their mark on the world.