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At Kirby, exceptional is a way of life.

Individualized attention, innovative curriculum, and seminar-sized classes averaging 12 students are a few ways Kirby inspires a lasting curiosity and prepares students for college and life. To provide the exceptional and to keep tuition fees accessible for our families, Kirby depends on the generosity of family, friends, faculty, alumni, and the larger Santa Cruz community. Please consider:

  • Kirby’s tuition remains below the Bay Area independent school norm.
  • Tuition alone only covers roughly 80% of what it takes to educate one Kirby student for a year.
  • Your gift enables Kirby to implement innovative programs and maintain incredible faculty.
  • There is no greater investment in your children than through education.

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We welcome support in many forms:

  • Online Giving: Click here to donate on our secure site.
  • CheckDrop off a check made payable to Kirby School or mail to 425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 ATTN: Sandie Shoemaker. Please include “Annual Giving” in the memo.
  • Recurring Gifts: We will automatically charge your credit card for the gift amount you entered with the frequency and number of payments you choose.
  • Employer Matching Gift Programs:  Gift matching is a way to increase the value of your own charitable gift through your employer.  Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.  Contact Sandie Shoemaker at 831.423.0658 x225 or sshoemaker@kirby.org.
  • Securities:  A charitable gift of appreciated stock may provide an opportunity for tax savings while generously supporting Kirby. It is not our position to offer tax or legal advice. Before you make a gift of stock or mutual funds — particularly a significant gift — be sure to talk with your professional financial advisor to determine how such a gift may affect your overall financial plan, and consult your tax advisor for more detailed information about the tax consequences of your gift. For more information on giving a gift of stock, please contact Sandie Shoemaker at 831.423.0658 x225 or sshoemaker@kirby.org.

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2016-2017 Annual Report

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