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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 »

Auction Preview: Linoprint After Hours…

Join Tuesday Soetaert and Melody Overstreet for an evening of creativity and fun in Kirby’s Book Arts Studio! Two of Kirby’s talented art teachers will guide you and your three guests through each phase of the linoprint process, from germinating ideas through… Read More »

Auction Preview: A Week at Mammoth Lakes

Enjoy an entire week in Mammoth Lakes!! Generously donated by Kirby grandparents, this well-loved mountain home has never been used as a rental. You are invited to share in their special retreat reserved for family and friends. In the summer, it takes… Read More »

Photo Essay: 8th Grade Trip to Point Reyes

Last week Kirby students in grades 6 through 9 set out on multi-day, outdoor learning retreats. The annual trips, organized by class level, are a special opportunity for experiential learning and student bonding outside of the classroom. This year, our… Read More »

Academic Dean, Christy Hutton, speaks at TEDxSantaCruz

Ideas Worth Sharing: Educators Matt Beaudreau and Christine Hutton By Cheri O’Neil, TEDxSantaCruz Collaboration is a buzzword that has surfaced in the question to answer the question, “What should our schools of the future look like?” But what if there was a… Read More »

Winter Athletics Highlights

The high school girls and boys basketball teams and the high school girls soccer wrapped up their season at the end of February. Congratulations to Caleb Bassi, who lead the entire Monterey Bay Area in rebounds, for making the all-league… Read More »

Kirby Students Display Art at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

By Tuesday Soetaert Kirby Art Teacher   Chiaki Watanabe is an 11th grade international student from Japan with interests in the visual and performing arts. In her first semester of Art 1, she has completed outstanding drawings including a graphite portrait (on… Read More »