Derby Academy is a school in which strong interpersonal relationships and rigorous programs work together to ensure that children flourish.
I enjoy every moment making something meaningful with my students – I’m always surprised by what these innovators create!
Siyi Ye STEM Teacher
Derby was one of the best places to be a student. I’m now finding it's also one of the best places to teach.
Zach Clayton '05 Upper School Faculty
The smiles speak volumes about how comfortable our students feel - these small moments define how Derby 'Improves Both Mind and Heart!'
Jenn HUber PS/LS Literacy Specialist
Everybody in the community knew I liked to draw. I appreciated how the School let me explore my creativity and use it as a little canvas.
Ming Doyle '00 Graphic Artist
Between the faculty, coaches, and classmates, some of my closest friends now are relationships I had from Derby.
Ryan McPherson '01 Owner, Glidden Point Farm
The dedicated faculty taught me how to strive for success, how to be a better person, and not just to reach my goals, but how to surpass them.
Ralph Tedeschi '10 Derby Council
In such an encouraging community, there’s a push for leadership. The faculty is watching in an encouraging way- they genuinely believe in you.
Grace Galko '15 Transport EMT
Developing the skills of being a self-starter and lifelong-learner have been an advantage throughout my educational career.
Ryan Merrill'01 Environmental Economist, EPA’s Atlantic Ecology Division
At Derby, teachers know the whole me. I'm challenged to try new things, and without that I wouldn't have known I liked acting, drawing, or soccer.
I love the community – teachers are constantly making Derby a better place. Everyone is truly accepted for who they are, no matter their interests or background.
At Derby there are a lot of opportunities for leadership, like being on Student Council or as a captain of a sports team.
I like how welcoming Derby is to new students - everybody feels like they’ve been here since Pre-K.
My teachers are always trying to help. I asked to start a bird club and received so much support to do so...Everyone is encouraged to follow their passions.
Learning how to study, how to write effectively, how to build confidence – when my son left Derby, he was prepared for anything.
Doug Chamberlain p'94
Derby instilled a sense of fierceness and independence in my daughters - they are two fearless women. The world is theirs and Derby made them believe that.
Roxann Cook P'09,'18
From the day our son graduated, we’ve missed Derby. It wasn’t just about learning- it was about developing an inquisitive mind, being curious, and finding the answers.
Kristin GOldberg P'14