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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 »


Congrats to the Class of 2014!

See where everyone is going to college! Posted on June 4, 2014 by Mara Waldhorn From Kirby News Related posts Class of 2012 Joins Alumni Ranks At our Commencement Ceremony at the First Congregational Church on June 9th, the Class… Read More »

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Kirby Student Awarded Cesar Chavez Community Award

By Verenise Valentin ’15 In the summer of 2013, I was chosen to participate in District 30 Assembly Member Luis A. Alejo’s Young Assembly Member’s Program of 10 participants. I had the opportunity to learn about public policies, develop leadership… Read More »


6th Grade Geography Class Raises Money to Fund Microgrants

By Maura Smith Geography, History 8 and History 9 One chapter of our 6th grade Geography textbook is “Micro-entrepreneurs: Women’s Role in the Development of Africa.” We also view the documentary Small Fortunes: MicroCredit and the Future of Poverty. Pairs of students… Read More »

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Girls Basketball Makes CCS Playoffs

By Kendra Hanson The Kirby Girls basketball team will be traveling this Saturday March 29th to compete in the quarter-finals of the CCS (Central Coast Section) post season tournament. This is the first time the Girls team has made it… Read More »


Kirby Parent Co-Organizes TedxSanta Cruz

By Nada Miljkovic, Kirby Parent Are you familiar with TED talks? Have you heard of TEDx the independently organized TED events? Did you know that there is TEDxSantaCruz? Just in case you didn’t know, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.… Read More »

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Experiential Learning on Kirby’s Rooftop Garden

by Melody Overstreet, Garden Coordinator This past week at Kirby was an inspiring time, rich with thoughtfulness and imagination springing forth from the great love of learning.  Students were invited to attend an Enrichment Program ranging in offerings from “An… Read More »

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Kirby Math & Technology Teacher Sings for his Life

By Jordan Johnson, Math & Technology Teacher As we head into the last two weeks of the first semester, in addition to the usual school business I’m also preparing for one of the year’s biggest events for me: the Sing For… Read More »