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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 »

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 »

Kirby sings at Davies Symphony Hall

Kirby’s Chamber Singers participated in the WorldStrides Festival of Gold in San Francisco, CA and performed at the Davies Symphony Hall. After receiving Gold or higher ratings in every competition over the last two years they were invited to attend… Read More »

Book Arts

Kirby Book Arts classes are taught by former Santa Cruz Poet Laureate, Gary Young and local artist Melody Overstreet.  Read an article below from the Santa Cruz Sentinel about Young’s work, and click here to view a video about Book… Read More »

Kirby Student Releases CD: Child of Kuumbwa

By Lucas ’16 Attending Kirby has allowed me to grow musically on the piano in ways that most schools cannot. The flexibility and support from the Kirby community is priceless, and I’ve benefited in many ways by attending. This year… Read More »

8th Grade Soccer Champ

By John Pak, Kirby Father of Rhys (8th Grade) I wanted to let the Kirby community know the details of Rhys’ Thanksgiving trip to the interregional competition for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) in Phoenix, AZ. ODP identifies and selects… Read More »

Kirby Ultimate Frisbee Team

Ultimate Team Takes 2nd at State

The Kirby Ultimate Frisbee team, coached by Director of Athletics and Kirby Alum Abby Christopher (Class of 2003) along with teacher and IT Director Erik Perkins, once again made it to the State Championships. The team, which took 3rd last… Read More »

Kirby Sings Out in Boston

The Chamber Choir and Jazz Singers recently returned from a field trip to Boston.  Over the course of 5 days they engaged in a wide variety of activities.  As part of the trip they visited Boston’s Freedom Trail, the Science… Read More »