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“Awesome” first day!

Nervous energy and excitement filled Kirby as students gathered in the lobby for the first day of school. The early minutes erupted with spontaneous hugs, impromptu reunions, and introductions as students collected their schedules, school maps, and locker assignments. Eager… Read More »

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Preparing for College

Lis Bensley, Kirby’s College Counselor, helps every student attend the college or university that is right for them. Many factors go into the college decision, and Lis works with every high school student, side-by-side and step-by-step, to help them find the right… Read More »

First Day Schedule

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Paige Berardo From Uncategorized Related posts 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… Read More »

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Getting Ready for School

We are eagerly anticipating the start of the 2017-2018 school year and look forward to welcoming students back in August! In preparation for school starting, we recently mailed the back-to-school packet, which contains information about Kirby’s upcoming online registration process, immunizations,… Read More »


Fall Retreats

We’re looking forward to fall retreats! These outdoor learning experiences help establish a positive social dynamic within the class and are an important opportunity at the beginning of the school year for 6th – 9th grade students to meet new friends and become… Read More »


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 »

62nd Annual High School Show

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 »