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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 »

Ethics Bowl: A Kirby Club

Ethics Bowl is a Kirby club whose members debate contemporary ethics issues. They attend adjudicated events where they compete against other high school teams from Northern California. We have sent a team to nationals twice in the three years this… 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 »

Kirby High School Sailing Team

The Kirby high school sailing team is a competitive sailing program supported by the Santa Cruz Yacht Club (SCYC). Our goal is to compete in Pacific Coast Interscholastic Sailing Association (PCISA) regattas, which are governed by the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA). ISSA… Read More »

Kirby Student Art Exhibition at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Fifty-three Kirby high school students displayed artwork in the lobby of the Santa Cruz Civic through Sunday, January 29, 2017. The artwork was on exhibition for the Santa Cruz Symphony’s “Carnival of the Animals” family concert event, featuring special guest collaborations of… Read More »

Spotlight on Science 8: Sound Visualization

For a few minutes during a sound visualization activity last semester, Mr. Tropp’s Room 318 more closely resembled a wood shop than a traditional classroom. Using pine boards, saws, a screw gun, balsa dowels, hot glue, mirrors, and inexpensive speakers,… Read More »

Auction Preview: Sail Away

Come sail with Kirby parent Chuck Hawley on his 38′ yawl, Surprise. Located conveniently in Santa Cruz Harbor, Surprise is available for a 2-3 hour cruise on your choice of weekend or summer days. You can select from a morning trip down… Read More »