Admissions / Applying to Kirby

Kirby considers applications year-round through a rolling admissions process, with priority given to applications received by the February 2nd priority admissions application deadline. Students who plan to apply for financial aid must have their Admissions Application submitted by the February 2nd priority application deadline. Financial aid applications are processed independently from admissions applications, and must be submitted by the February 16th financial aid application deadline.

February 2, 2018 – Priority Admissions Application Deadline

Priority is given to applications received by this date. Families applying for financial aid must have their admissions application submitted by this date.

February 16, 2018 – Financial Aid Application Deadline

Financial Aid Applications must be submitted to FAST by this date. Admissions applications must be submitted directly to Kirby and must be received by February 2, 2018.

Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability or national origin.

Admissions Application Process (U.S. Students)

The Admissions Application has seven (7) components. All components must be received before an application is considered complete. You can use this application kit to print all seven forms with instructions.

Parent and Student Forms

Download the application kit, complete these forms, and mail them with the $75 application fee to the Admissions Office at Kirby School.

❑  Application form
❑  Parent statement
❑  Student statement (handwritten by student)

Transcripts

The Academic Records Request form, also found in the application kit, should be provided to the applicant’s current school so they can send the academic records directly to the Kirby Admissions Office. Documents can be sent via fax, email, or mailed in hard copy. If documents are being mailed, we suggest that you provide a stamped, pre-addressed envelope with the request to expedite the process. These documents should not be collected by the applicant.

❑  Academic Records Request

Letters of Recommendation

The following recommendation forms, found in the application kit, should also be provided to the applicant’s current school. The completed math, English and school principal recommendation forms should be sent directly to the Kirby Admissions Office. These documents should not be collected by the applicant.

For convenience these forms are available in 2 formats, a hard copy (pdf) version may be printed, filled out by hand, and mailed to the Kirby Admissions Office. The digital format can be downloaded, opened with Adobe Acrobat, filled out, saved, and emailed to the Kirby Admissions Office at admissions@kirby.org.

❑  English Teacher Recommendation – hard copy | digital copy
❑  Math Teacher Recommendation – hard copy | digital copy
❑  Principal or Counselor Recommendation – hard copy | digital copy

All forms should be sent to:

Admissions Office
Kirby School
425 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Fax: (831) 423-0679
Email: admissions@kirby.org

What next?

Once the Admissions Application is complete (including all transcripts and completed teacher recommendation forms), the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a student interview and a writing assessment.

If you are planning to apply for financial aid, you will need to submit the Admissions Application by the February 2, 2018 deadline and complete the entire application process by March 5, 2018. Financial Aid Applications must be completed by the February 16, 2018 financial aid deadline. Please read through the Tuition and Financial Aid section for instructions.

In-year Transfers

For information about openings in specific grades, please contact the Admissions Office by phone at (831) 423-0658 x 202 or by email at admissions@kirby.org.