Kirby News

Inspiring Faculty, Inspiring Summers

As students fill Kirby’s halls in search of new lockers and old friends, the building seems to breathe in the electric energy students possess; its pulse returning to a peppy tempo. It is exciting to see their smiling faces and… Read More »

Congratulations, Graduates!

Kirby’s Class of 2018 celebrated commencement on June 2nd. Our graduates are looking forward to beginning the next phase of their education at the following colleges and universities: UCLA; UC Berkeley; American University; Santa Barbara City College; Wellesley; University of Puget… Read More »

Choral Groups Awarded Sweepstakes

Congratulations Treble Choir and Chamber Singers for each winning first place and achieving a Gold rating at the WorldStrides OnStage Honolulu Heritage Festival! Both groups traveled to Hawaii over Spring Break (2018) to compete in the adjudicated choral event. Kirby’s… Read More »

MS Ultimate Champions

Kirby Middle School ultimate team won back to back D2 California Middle School State Championships in 2016 and 2017. We’re excited for a chance at a hat trick this year! Our team heads to the MS State Championships this weekend… Read More »

Seeing Through Christopher’s Eyes: Curious Incident Finals

English 9’s final assignment–equal parts project, presentation and reflection–was to peel off the many labels applied to Mark Haddon’s character, Christopher Boone, from his 2003 novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and  reveal the underlying truths… Read More »

2018 Benefit Brunch: Special Opportunity

This year’s Benefit Brunch offered many exclusive and exciting opportunities to bid on and enjoy with friends and family. Although many sold out, we are offering a second chance at purchasing the ones below, some with very limited availability. Email development@kirby.org… Read More »

Shark Week!

Kirby 7th grade students are pictured with one of the products of their “shark week” unit;  persuasive letters to stakeholders including restaurateurs, governors, senators, and the POTUS–sharing the importance of sharks to our ecosystems and imploring better protection including legislation making… Read More »

Artwork Displayed at Symphony’s Family Concert

Artwork from 70 Kirby students hung on display on February 25th for the Santa Cruz Symphony’s Family Concert, The Orchestra Rocks!, at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. For the fine art project, design inspiration was taken from Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of… Read More »

Retreats for 2018-2019 School Year

Since the beginning of the program in 2014, grades 6-9 have gone on retreat to establish a positive social climate and build connections between students and faculty. Over the years we’ve had requests from both parents and students to expand… Read More »

Auction Preview: 2018 Benefit Brunch

Every year, through the generosity of our wonderful community members, Kirby School auctions one-of-a-kind experiences, unique getaways, and not-to-be-missed opportunities at the Kirby School Benefit Brunch. Here’s a preview of some of the items on auction: Gourmet Dinner for 10… Read More »

Course Identification and Selection

A distinctive aspect of Kirby School is that we involve high school students in what electives are offered the following year. Students have a say–a tradition that enables us to offer highly individualized course schedules and stay connected to needs… Read More »

Chinese New Year: the Year of the Dog

Happy Chinese New Year! We celebrate the Lunar New Year this week with a presentation at All School Meeting by student Yanwen Xu and a special feast prepared by Kirby chefs, Tracy Landry and Jaynell Aggrey. It is the Year… Read More »