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Kirby Ethics Bowl

By Kirstin Olsen History Teacher and Ethics Bowl Sponsor   Is it morally permissible for a restaurant to offer a burger with 25 slices of bacon, even if it warns patrons up front that such meals are dangerous over the… Read More »

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Kirby Welcomes International Visitors

By Geneva Burkhardt ’15 On December 15, I received a friendly message from a person some 5,362.21 miles away whom I had never met. This person, of course, is Emma: 16 years old, film fanatic, blonde-haired, and one of 26… Read More »

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Arno Penzias, Nobel Laureate, Speaks at Kirby

By Cooper ’16 Side chatter and excitement filled the great hall as the audience waited for Arno Penzias, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, to speak.  More and more chairs were added to make room for the unanticipated turnout. The crowd consisted… Read More »

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Fall Athletics Highlights

Girls High School Volleyball: The high school girls volleyball team ended their season at the beginning of November with a bang!  They had the best game of their season- shutting out York in only 3 games (3 out of 5 series). … Read More »


Practicing Humility in the Rooftop Garden

By Melody Overstreet Garden Coordinator, Environmental Club Head, & Assistant Dean of Students Up on our rooftop garden, while watching moments of the ceaseless water cycle move across our surrounding tree-line, I was thinking of all the life-energy surrounding us… Read More »


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 »