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)

Recommendations and Transcripts

Next, the following forms, found in the application kit, should be provided to the applicant’s current school. The student’s academic records and the completed math, English and school principal recommendation forms should come to the Kirby Admissions Office directly from the school. These documents should not be collected by the applicant. To expedite the process, we suggest that you provide a stamped, pre-addressed envelope with each request.

❑  English Teacher Recommendation
❑  Math Teacher Recommendation
❑  Principal or Counselor Recommendation
❑  Academic Records Request

All forms should be mailed to:

Admissions Office
Kirby School
425 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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