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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 »

“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 »

White House Interview: Multimedia Journalism

Imagine the opportunity to interview representatives from the White House where you were allowed to ask questions about topics that mattered to you, your family and your community. What would you ask? How would you approach the conversation? Now picture… Read More »

Festival of Gold

Kirby’s Chamber Singers have received Gold or higher rating in every competition over the last two years–and their aspiration and effort has paid off! Kirby will participate in the WorldStrides Festival of Gold in San Francisco this spring, an event that… 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 »

Ethics Bowl: Debate Competition

Kirby Ethics Bowl members debate contemporary ethics issues and attend adjudicated events where they compete against other high school teams from Northern California. We have sent a team to nationals twice in the last three years. Last year, Kirby School… Read More »

Full STEAM ahead: Learning by creating

“Education has very little to do with explanation, it has to do with engagement, with falling in love with the material.”                                      … Read More »

Community Involvement Day

“Do your homework!” State Assemblymember Mark Stone quipped without jurisdiction, drawing laughter from the student body. Assemblyman Stone, a policy-maker and one of Kirby’s two esteemed guests, the other being Santa Cruz County District Supervisor Ryan Coonerty, was responding to… Read More »

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

On September 28th, Kirby School will host one of its most endearing events, Grandparents and Special Friends Day. Grandparents or other close family members join their grandchild for a portion of the school day, and eat lunch together in a… Read More »

♥ Send a Singing Valentine ♥

Select from a variety of songs, and the Kirby Chamber & Treble Choir Singers will call a special someone in your life on Valentine’s Day and serenade them on Monday, February 13th or Tuesday, February 14th. Song Choices: Can You… Read More »