Admissions / Applying to Kirby

Kirby considers applications year-round through a rolling admissions process, with priority given to applications received by the February 1 priority admissions application deadline.

To be considered for financial aid, you must submit your:

  1. Admissions Application to Kirby School – by February 1, 2019
  2. Financial Aid Application to FAST – by February 15, 2019

Admissions applications are processed independently from financial aid applications.

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.

Parent and Student Forms

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

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


Provide the Academic Records Request form, also found in the application kit, to the applicant’s current school. They will send your academic records directly to the Kirby Admissions Office. Documents can be sent via fax or email, or mailed in hard copy. If documents are being mailed, we suggest that you expedite the process by providing the school with a stamped, pre-addressed envelope. 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/counselor recommendation forms should be sent directly to the Kirby Admissions Office. These documents should not be collected by the applicant.

For your 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

❑  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

What’s 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 writing assessment.

If you’re planning to apply for financial aid, you will need to submit the Admissions Application by the February 1, 2019 deadline and complete the entire application process by March 4, 2019. Financial Aid Applications must be completed by the February 15, 2019 financial aid deadline. Please read through the Tuition and Financial Aid section for specific 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