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The Duxbury Bay Maritime School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. A drug and chemical free environment will be strictly maintained.

Conduct Policy

The goal of DBMS programs is to develop students’ individual strengths, to improve their skills, and to have fun while doing so. Programs require a high standard of commitment, effort, and personal conduct. Decent, self-respecting behavior and true sportsmanship are expected of everyone (students as well as parents) while participating in the school’s program, while on the school’s property, and while representing DBMS off campus. Failure to adhere to code of conduct will result in disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion without refund of program fees.

Payment Policy

All classes must be paid IN FULL at the time of registration. The only exception is 3-week Junior Sailing classes where a non-refundable $125 deposit is required for each session at the time of registration. All 3-week Junior Sailing balances must be paid in full at least three weeks prior to the start of class.

If payment in full is not received by due date, DBMS reserves the right to use its waiting list to fill unpaid registrations and/or restrict participation until payment is complete.


Financial Aid is limited to One Class per Year per Student and Limited to Youth through age 18.

Anyone seeking information about financial assistance should contact Beth at the DBMS office 781-934-7555 x108. Click here to download the application. Please send in your completed scholarship applications (along with copies of W2s) to Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to program start date.

Also, please visit and set up an account including account holder information and student information (stop by the DBMS office if you do not have internet access and we will assist you). Note: You can/should enroll in a class and not pay. This will not hold your spot in the class but will get you in the queue. If approved, we will apply the appropriate discount directly your account.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Swim Requirements

DBMS Policies. Photos by David Grossman and site design & development by Mark Lewis.