Short of attending Kirby School, the best way to understand what happens here is to see it through the eyes of the community. Students love the opportunities they’re offered; faculty love the chance to share their passions with engaged students; and parents love knowing that their children are energized by the environment and cared about by their teachers.
These are only a few of our stories, but together they illustrate the intellectual curiosity, the accepting community, and the dynamic interplay of students, teachers, and families that characterize what one student calls our “love of learning.”
Kirby's Mountain Bikers bring in multiple individual and team awards each year. Check out their independent website:
The 6th-9th graders go on overnight outdoor education trips at the beginning of each school year to strengthen relationships and ties with nature.
All 7th graders take Latin to help with foundations in grammar and to prepare them for the high school language requirement at Kirby.
As a culminating unit for 8th Grade Physical Science students tap into the growing toolkit of physics, engineering, and math skills to build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorm system.
Kirby's Book Arts facility is a unique gem within our visual arts department
Dance teacher Damara Ganley performs professionally in San Francisco dance companies Bandaloop and the Joe Goode Performance Group
As part of the 9th grade curriculum, students enact a passage from Romeo and Juliet to their peers.
How classrooms averaging 12 students improve the effectiveness of writing instruction.
What he loves about the best recording facilities available to student musicians.
Director and co-owner of Spinning Owls Productions. explains how Kirby prepared her for her career in film.
Why she loves the fresh and local foods prepared by the in-house chefs.
Why she chose to send her three daughters to Kirby, where they have received a rigorous, academic education.
Her favorite part of Kirby’s sports program.
Why he loves teaching music to Kirby students.
Why her children, Dana and Brian, love attending Kirby School.
How the teachers at Kirby make sure every student is heard.
The many ways Kirby watches over its students' academic performances.
How the culture at Kirby prepared him for a career in bionics and business.
Analise explains how the personal attention she receives from her attentive art instructors has increased her love of art.
Eighth grader Oscar and senior Alecia explain why they prefer sports at Kirby.
How she integrates her love of artifacts into her curriculum.
How her children benefitted from Kirby's emphasis on small classes, a warm community, and multiple opportunities for her son and daughter in the Santa Cruz area.