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.


Student Supervision & Swimming Ability

DBMS is not equipped to supervise students before or after class times. Children are to be dropped off and picked up on time. All students are assigned to an instructor who keeps a daily log and progress report of each child. The student’s daily, as well as overall progress, will also be monitored by the Program Director and senior staff. Any questions regarding a student’s progress should be directed to the instructor or Program Director.

Many of DBMS’ course descriptions include a requirement that the participant to be a “Competent Swimmer“. DBMS defines a “Competent Swimmer” as someone who is able to readily jump into deep water and swim 25 yards unassisted. I hereby attest that I/my dependent’s swimming ability meets or exceeds the level required in DBMS’ course description. I agree I/my dependent will properly wear a U.S. Coast Guard approved life vest at all times while participating in DBMS on-the-water programs. Except for Jr Rowing classes, DBMS does not require participants to take a formal swim test.


Weather Policy

All classes meet rain or shine. Only DBMS staff may cancel or reschedule Private and Semi-Private lessons due to poor weather conditions. In some instances, this may be done with very short notice or after the lesson has already started. After the decision is made, the participant will be notified as soon as possible and DBMS will attempt to reschedule the lesson if there is availability.  If not, a full credit or refund for the amount of the lesson will be given in the original form of payment.


Booking Cancellation / Refund Policy

Bookings may be cancelled at any time on our website by logging in to your DBMS Customer Account, or by contacting the registrar. Refunds will be made in the same form as the original payment, however cancellation fees will first be deducted and are determined as follows:

  • Classes Cancelled >=30 days before class starts: $25 per student per class
  • Classes Cancelled  <30 days before class starts: $25 or 25% of the class fee, whichever is greater, per student per class
  • Private & Semi-Private lessons cancelled <48 hours before class starts: 100% of lesson fee

If the customer account holder/participant has a balance due, the refund amount is first applied to the balance due and the remaining amount is refunded


Payment Policy

To secure a seat in a class and be placed on the roster, all classes must be paid IN FULL at the time of registration. Class participation is not allowed unless you are on the roster.


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 could result in disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion without refund of program fees.



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 2015 DBMS Financial Aid 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.