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Multisensory learning: 6th grade science

Over 6,500 wildfires have burned California in 2018, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the US Forest Service. Our 6th grade students are currently working on their Fire and Forests Unit in science, learning about… Read More »

Jazz Choir attends Cuesta Vocal Jazz Festival

Annually, Kirby’s Jazz Choir attends the Cuesta Vocal Jazz Festival, an educational performance event in San Luis Obispo. The clip below is from their 2017 workshop. Performing on a large stage in front of an audience of talented educators, music… Read More »

Parent Speaker Series

The Kirby School Parent Speaker Series is open to our entire community–Kirby and non-Kirby alike–and is intended to bring parents and caring adults together to reinforce an ever-broadening network of support for all children in our communities. Join us for… 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 »

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 »