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Kirby student awarded at ISEF

Michelle Nazareth, a Kirby 10th grader, received 4th Place in the Biochemistry Category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s largest international high school science competition.  ISEF is the largest and most prestigious science fair in the… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »