Established in 1994, Kirby is an independent
6th through 12th grade college preparatory day school offering a non-sectarian curriculum
located in Santa Cruz, California.
Total number of faculty: 46
Percentage of faculty with advanced degrees: 59% (7 Doctorates, 20 Masters)
Current enrollment: 258
Middle School (81), High School (177)
Students of color: 30%
Average Classroom Size: 12 students
Grades 6-7 $27,500
Grades 8-12 $31,500
International Students: $38,000
Grants and tuition aid: $1,146,050 awarded to approximately 22% of our students (in ’18-’19)
Kirby is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Kirby offers a personalized education in college seminar-sized classes where inspiring faculty are highly responsive to each student.
We offer a wide range of options, including competitive and non-competitive athletics, a breadth of clubs and activities, dance companies, theater productions, music ensembles, and more.
Our facilities include middle and high school art studios, recording studios, computer labs, a kiln, a darkroom, and a printing press, to name a few. Check out our plans for an outdoor recreation area, coming in 2019!
We know a healthy balance of academics, arts, athletics, and activities and electives that fuel interests beyond the classroom are all essential educational experiences. At Kirby, students can create a custom education based on their interests and strengths.
Our graduates, with the support from our College Counseling team, matriculate to top colleges and universities, prepared to succeed.
Find out if Kirby will be a good fit for your family. There are many ways to see for yourself.