About / Our Stories

See our school through the experiences of those who know and love it best.

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.”

The Stories

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    Laura Davis

    Parent Perspective
    I value education.

    How her children were prepared for college at Kirby School.

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    Kirby's Mt. Bikers

    We Work Hard and Play Hard.

    Kirby's Mountain Bikers earn individual and team awards while having fun together. Check out their independent website:
    http://www.upperpark.com/mtb/

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    Tovah Keynton

    Latin Teacher, Alumna
    Foundations in Grammar

    7th graders take Latin to prepare them for the high school language requirement at Kirby.

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    Ari

    8th Grade
    Robotics Unit

    8th Grade students tap into physics, engineering, and math skills to build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorm system.

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    Grayden

    Alum
    Book Arts

    Kirby's Book Arts facility is a gem within our visual arts department.

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    Damara Ganley

    Dance Teacher
    Supporting young artists

    Damara Ganley dances professionally with companies in San Francisco.

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    Devin

    High School Student
    State-of-the-Art Recording

    What he loves about the best recording facilities available to student musicians.

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    Abby Christopher

    Director of Athletics
    Competitive Sports

    Her favorite part of Kirby’s sports program.

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    AnaLea

    Middle School Student
    I'm heard.

    How caring teachers at Kirby make sure every student is heard.

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    Josh Cottrell

    Alumnus
    "It Definitely Paid Off"

    How the culture at Kirby prepared him for a career in bionics and business.

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    Analise

    High School Student
    "The Teachers Know You"

    Analise explains how the personal attention she receives from her attentive art instructors has increased her love of art.

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    Oscar and Alecia

    Kirby Athletes
    "I Came Here to Win"

    Eighth grader Oscar and senior Alecia explain why they prefer sports at Kirby.