Kirby Celebrates 20 Years of Graduates

Kirby School’s commencement ceremony this past weekend was special for many reasons. This incredible group of students is the 20th cohort to receive their diplomas from Kirby School. To commemorate the event, Kirby’s former music director, Drew Lewis, returned to Santa… Read More »

2017-2018 School Year Registration

As we look ahead to the upcoming school year with eager anticipation, we would like to share an important shift in preparing for the first day of school. In the past, Kirby has held a two step registration process: step… Read More »

Finals Week Schedule and Details

Finals week and the last days of school are fast approaching.  As the year-end pace quickens, we wanted to share some important details about the schedule and the events that occur that week, to prepare you for what may feel like… Read More »

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Kirby Students Participate in 62nd Annual High School Show

Over 75 pieces of Kirby student artwork were displayed at Santa Cruz Art League’s 62nd Annual High School Show, a professional gallery exhibition of high school artist’s work. The state-of-the-art space illuminated the creativity and vision of the next generation of… Read More »

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Earth Day Celebration

Kirby’s Earth Day event is a celebration of the efforts made to improve our environment and people’s lives. Eco-friendly organizations–whose missions include providing earth conscious products, building awareness and advocacy for national policies that address climate change, and protecting, caring… Read More »

Reflections by Christy Hutton

Dear families, I could wax poetic about Kirby’s successes. Attending Kirby events, where students demonstrate what they’ve learned and what excites them, lifts me up both personally and professionally. Our children are inspirational and the educators who serve to help these students… Read More »


Mountain Bike Club

Kirby’s 2017 Mountain Bike Club season is from January 24th (first practice) through May 16th. An informational meeting was held in January. If you are interested in joining the club next year or would like to cheer on Kirby at an upcoming event,… Read More »

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Kirby Jazz Choir Attends Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

The Kirby Jazz Choir received an “Excellent” rating at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival (SCJF) at Cabrillo College, where they performed alongside jazz ensembles and choirs from schools and colleges throughout Northern California. The SCJF, an adjudicated event, took place on… Read More »

Black History Month: Louden Nelson Presentation

One of the most important gestures of history, according to Dr. Maria Elena Caballero-Robb, affectionately known as Dr. Cab, is to render visible what we’ve stopped seeing; to help us attend to the hidden histories, even if it makes us… Read More »

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Lessons from Año Nuevo State Park

On land, they’re loud (perhaps because they’re earless) and ungainly creatures. Their immense size and weight (bulls can grow up to 16 ft long and weigh up to 5,500 lbs–more than an SUV!) make them appear graceless. Yet for Monica… Read More »

2017 Benefit Brunch: Special Event Opportunity!

Succulent Garden Tour Enjoy lunch in the amazing Mills family gardens of Laguna Ranch as described in Pacific Horticulture, the New York Times and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Following lunch, a guided succulent garden tour by Robin Stockwell, succulent grower,… Read More »

Sneak a Peek: Kirby Benefit Brunch & Auction

The event of the year, the Benefit Brunch and Auction, is right around the corner! This celebratory fete brings our entire community together. This year’s theme — Curb-y Appeal — will raise funds to support our facility as well as our programs. The… Read More »