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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 »

Kirby Welcomes International Visitors pt.2

By Geneva Burkhardt ’15 For part 1 of Geneva’s post, click here. After potlucks and parties, roller skating and red sunsets, about fifty people exchanged goodbyes in Kirby School’s parking lot. January 23 marked the final day in California for… Read More »

Winter Athletic Spotlight Games

Come show your spirit at one, two or all three of Kirby’s athletic spotlight games!  

Kirby Ethics Bowl

Update on Kirby’s Ethics Bowl Team from Josh Karter, Kirby Head of School:   In January, two teams of Kirby students competed in the Northern California Regional High School Ethics Bowl, an intellectual exchange that stresses reasoning, collaboration, civility, and… Read More »

Arno Penzias, Nobel Laureate, Speaks at Kirby

By Cooper ’16 Side chatter and excitement filled the great hall as the audience waited for Arno Penzias, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, to speak.  More and more chairs were added to make room for the unanticipated turnout. The crowd consisted… Read More »

Fall Athletics Highlights

Girls High School Volleyball: The high school girls volleyball team ended their season at the beginning of November with a bang!  They had the best game of their season- shutting out York in only 3 games (3 out of 5 series). … Read More »

Practicing Humility in the Rooftop Garden

By Melody Overstreet Garden Coordinator, Environmental Club Head, & Assistant Dean of Students Up on our rooftop garden, while watching moments of the ceaseless water cycle move across our surrounding tree-line, I was thinking of all the life-energy surrounding us… Read More »

2014 Fall Play: The Laramie Project

By Verenise ’15 and Colby ’16 The Laramie Project On October 7, 1998 a 21 year old man was found beaten unconscious and tied to a fence in Laramie, Wyoming. His name was Matthew Shepard. He had a family, friends, hopes… Read More »

8th Grade Robotics

“As a culminating unit for 8th Grade Physical Science we tap into our growing toolkit of physics, engineering, and math skills to build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorm system. Step one is to build a basic robot capable… Read More »