2014 Fall Play: The Laramie Project

By Verenise ’15 and Colby ’16 The Laramie Project On October 7, 1998 a 21 year old man was found beaten unconscious and tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming. His name was Matthew Shepard. He had a family, friends, hopes… Read More »


INK’s New Format

After ten years as a newspaper, INK is splitting up. The paper’s news section will continue in a digital format while the feature side becomes a magazine. The move will enable the Journalism course to pursue both news and feature… Read More »


8th Grade Robotics

“As a culminating unit for 8th Grade Physical Science we tap into our growing toolkit of physics, engineering, and math skills to build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorm system. Step one is to build a basic robot capable… Read More »


Book Arts

Kirby Book Arts classes are taught by former Santa Cruz Poet Laureate, Gary Young and local artist Melody Overstreet.  Read an article below from the Santa Cruz Sentinel about Young’s work, and click here to view a video about Book… Read More »

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9th Grade Shakespeare Declamation Project

The 9th grade Shakespeare Declamation Project is a high school right of passage at Kirby. More information, and video coming soon. Posted on October 23, 2014 by Mara Waldhorn From Uncategorized Related posts 7th Grade Latin Program At Kirby, all… Read More »

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7th Grade Latin Program

At Kirby, all 7th graders take Latin to help with foundational grammar.  This early introduction to the language also prepares students for the high school language requirement where students may continue on with Latin, or pursue one of the romance… Read More »

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Kirby’s Saratoga and Los Gatos Families

“When we first thought about sending our daughter, Annie to Kirby, one of the concerns was that we would easily get to know the community where she goes to school.  We decided to join the Kirby family despite this concern… Read More »

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Varsity Girls Spirit Game

The Kirby Athletic Department will be sponsoring a series of spirit games this year to get crowds of Kirby supports to various games.  The first one will be held on October 16th at Mt. Hermon vs. Oakwood at 5:00PM. Food,… Read More »

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Kirby’s New Block Schedule

By Christy Hutton, Academic Dean As we start off the 2014-15 school year, there is definitely a marked change in the feel of the building.  What has felt in years past like a frantic dash to shake off the lull… Read More »

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Mara Waldhorn From Academics, Kirby News


New Faculty and Staff Introductions from the Head of School

Dear Families, We have a number of new faculty members and administrators joining our midst. These include the return of three much-loved former Kirby teachers, Jason Brooks and Jenny Billings (formerly Jenny Jaeger), and Cristie Kirlin. Only two of last… Read More »


Welcome Back from a Kirby Teacher

By Kirstin Olsen, History and English Instructor Four days to the beginning of the school year, and I’m in the same state I always am before the beginning of a new year: so much to do! so much done! so many… Read More »