Founded in 1784, Derby Academy continues to be the best choice for education on Boston’s South Shore. Serving students in pre-K through grade 8, Derby’s academic and social programs, and offerings in the arts, athletics, STEM, global citizenship, and service-learning, prepare its graduates for the most selective secondary schools in New England. The school emphasizes strong moral character and personal responsibility in all of its students, building upon its motto of “Improve Both Mind and Heart.” Derby’s teachers are passionate educators who inspire and intellectually challenge their students as academic advisors, coaches, and mentors. Signature programs include Model UN, secondary school placement counseling, public speaking, performance opportunities, winter term electives, and foreign language in all grades. Throughout the pandemic, Derby has been a leader in distance learning, providing an online experience that engages students both intellectually and socially. Derby is a connected and successful community where each child is known.