Grades: 6 - 12 | 237 students
Our mission is to offer a college-preparatory education of the highest quality with a solid traditional academic curriculum.
We foster a community based upon mutual respect where students can develop their academic, artistic, and leadership abilities.
We create a safe environment of tolerance and respect for the individual, nurtured in a context of cultural and economic diversity.
Kirby offers a rigorous, college-preparatory education, and we have established an excellent track record of graduates matriculating at distinguished colleges and universities.
Our students perform well on standardized tests, but our primary goals are to develop critical thinking and to nurture creativity and intellectual curiosity.
We strive to create a warm and friendly educational environment, where students gain confidence and see learning as a pleasurable lifelong journey.
|Grades Offered||Grades 6 - 12|
|Total Students||237 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||12%
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||31 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||75%|
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Number of AP Courses||16 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP American Literature, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus A, B, and C, AP Chemistry, AP English Language Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish 4, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US Government, AP US History, Honors Engineering Physics,|
|Average SAT score||1925|
|Average ACT score||28|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 18 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$19,000|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition for grades 6-7 is $18,900 and for 8-12 is $20,750.|
|% on Financial Aid||30%|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$10,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Liz Vega|
|Admissions Associate||Mara Waldhorn|
|Total Sports Offered||7 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
Dance, Mountain Biking,
Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||9 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Chamber, Chorus, Drama, Ecology, Gay, INK, Jazz, Junior, Student Chamber, Chorus, Drama, Ecology, Gay, INK, Jazz, Junior, Student,|
- Features of the school include:
- Small classes averaging just 12 students in both middle and high school programs
- Rich academic and fine arts curriculum
- Distinguished faculty
- Innovative "intensive paths" for high school students in the Arts, Humanities, Science/Technology, or Languages
- Math and language placement based upon level of master and not grade level
- 7th graders may begin high school language study in French, Latin, or Spanish
- After school sports: Kirby is a member of the Central Coast Conference of the California Athletic League
Profile last updated: 03/03/2015
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Santa CruzGrades: K-8 | 156 students
250 California Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa CruzGrades: 6-11 | 12 students
849 Almar Ave Ste C-202
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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