Because close, meaningful relationships among students and the faculty and staff who know and care about them are a cornerstone of the Derby community. Every individual is valued here. 
Upon this foundation, Derby builds a learning community with an inclusive spirit. Only by exploring the amazing array of opportunities at Derby can students discover hidden talents, unexpected interests, and build the confidence to face the future with boldness and curiosity.
Now in our third century of educational leadership, Derby Academy continues to be inspired by the forward-thinking vision of Sarah Derby—a school that improves “Both Mind and Heart.” Derby students face new intellectual challenges with joyful curiosity. Our talented teachers and innovative curriculum foster learning by doing. Our welcoming community builds character and confidence. Our graduates are well-prepared to lead with mind and heart.

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“There are moments at Derby, sometimes a big moment like an arts performance or a very subtle glimpse into a classroom, when I realize just how much my children have grown and flourished in the Derby environment.”– Lori Cashman P’19,’19,’22,’22,’23
The best educational choice on the South Shore for Pre-K through Grade 8 education.