Kirby News

Kirby student awarded at ISEF

Michelle Nazareth, a Kirby 10th grader, received 4th Place in the Biochemistry Category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international high school science competition.  ISEF is the largest and most prestigious science fair in the… Read More »

Kirby students recognized in art exhibition

The Annual High School Art Exhibition, a event of the Santa Cruz Art League, is an adjudicated, professional gallery exhibition of high school age artists in Santa Cruz County. This year, on the 64th anniversary of the event, Kirby students were… Read More »

Emmett Pinsky ’15

Emmett Pinsky was Kirby’s Valedictorian for the Class of ’15. They are graduating May ’19 from Tufts University as a Neubauer Scholar with a double major in American Studies and English. Also honored with the English Department Award, they just… Read More »

Teyva Sammet ’11

Teyva Sammet ’11 recently started working as a Communications Manager with the Women’s Tennis Association, the governing body for the International Women’s Tennis Tour started by Billie Jean King. She travels the world managing press and securing player appearances for celebrity… Read More »

Anthropomorphism Linocut Prints

Creativity is vital to a growth mindset. One of the ways Kirby nurtures creativity is by cultivating curiosity. Read more about our Visual Arts program. Recently, sixty-eight Art 1, 2, and 3 students created linoleum block prints to display at the… Read More »

Retreats for the 2019-2020 School Year

One of our signature programs and an exciting Kirby tradition is the fall retreat. Retreats help establish a positive social climate and build connections between students and faculty. As a school that builds our success on partnership and community, we… Read More »

Preview Day for Prospective Parents

Prospective parents are invited to join us for a close-up look at Kirby School. See our teachers and students in action Get a taste of the student experience Choose from a menu of classes Observe inspirational relationships being forged During… Read More »

Reuben Saunders ’11

Reuben Saunders ’11 earned his B.Sc. from MIT and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at UCSF. Reuben was awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship in 2016-2017 while in his senior year at MIT and went on to be awarded the Hertz Fellowship… Read More »

STIP Capstone Conference

Kirby School’s STIP Program (Science and Technology Intensive Path) offers students who are passionate about science, engineering and mathematics to dive deeply into subject matter, take more classes related to their field of interest, secure research and internship opportunities, collaborate with… Read More »

‘One-of-a-kind community’

Emma (Richter) Gaudio ’05 reflects on her time at Kirby and recognizes that where she is today is influenced greatly by her past. She writes: “For many people, middle school and high school live in their past. It’s been almost… Read More »

“Taking charge of my education”

Elias Allen, Kirby Class of 2018, now attends UCLA. He reflects on his time at Kirby in the History Intensive Path program. “The HIP program at Kirby School allowed me to pursue my academic interests beyond the classroom. Conducting research… Read More »

Spotlight Games: Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball

Our Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams are taking on Trinity Christian this Wednesday, January 23rd, in double-header Spotlight games! Boys play at 5pm; Girls at 6:30pm. Join us at Mount Hermon Conference Center for the festivities–giveaways, free food and lots… Read More »