5.00 (2 reviews)
Tel: (831) 423-0658
Kirby School Photo #2 - Class sizes averaging 12 creates opportunities for individualized instruction.
Kirby School Photo #4 - Our competitive and inclusive sports program enables students to try new activities and compete at the highest level possible. (Featured: HS Girls Basketball League Champions and CCS Quarterfinalists).
Kirby School Photo #5 - Our award winning music program has traveled to stages all over the USA, including Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Kirby School Photo #6 - Our holistic approach to education includes opportunities for students to learn through experiences that help them shape their understanding of the world while integrating principles of classroom learning.
Kirby School Photo #7 - A positive social climate is fundamental to student success. From their first day, Kirby students experience opportunities to build understanding and empathy.
Kirby School Photo #8 - Kirby offers Intensive Paths of study facilitated by faculty advisors for students wishing to dive deeper into a specific subject.
- For over 25 years, Kirby School has championed every student admitted to its challenging college preparatory program to discover and develop their unique strengths and interests, preparing them to contribute to their communities and shape their futures with confidence.
- We invite you to find a place to belong on our welcoming campus in Santa Cruz, California.
- Add your unique background, beliefs and experiences to our diverse community.
- Be inspired by instructors who are lifelong learners, dedicated educators and subject matter experts.
- We offer a tuition assistance program, classes averaging 12 students, and a campus with a recreation area, sport court, amphitheater, and outdoor learning spaces.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||280 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||50 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|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||1380|
|Average ACT score||29|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 3 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$28,500|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition for 2018-19 Grades 6 and 7: $27,500 Grades 8 through 12: $31,500 One-time Fees Application Fee: $75 New student enrollment fee: $975.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$19,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Amy Hemmert|
|Admissions Associate||Emily Lamoureux|
|Total Sports Offered||12 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Mountain Biking, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,|
Dance, Flag Football,
Golf, Mountain Biking,
Swimming, Track and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||14 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Art Club, Chess Club, Ecology, Economics, Gay Straight Alliance, Junior Statesman of America (JSA), Student Council
Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Chorus, Drama, Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Orchestra, Treble Choir
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
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Santa Cruz Grades: K-8 | 243 students
255 Swift Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-0341 2.4 K-8
- Santa Cruz Grades: PK-6 | 85 students
250 California Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 427-2641 1.5 PK-6
- Anaheim Grades: 9-12 | 130 students
2323 W Broadway
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 776-1717 316.6 9-12
My son's teachers have all been attentive and are genuinely excited to teach. They provide insightful feedback about my son's opportunities and challenges, allowing me to be proactive at home if needed to support. Progressive and respectful community. Incredibly small class sizes where no one can be invisible. The dialogue that happens in class spills over at the dinner table. I've never seen my son so interested in what he's learning and so interested in exploring what he's learning with others. Academically challenging but with lots of support if needed. My son is doing things I never imagined he'd be interested in -- with a new found identity in being involved in those activities. Highly recommended.
- Posted by Parent - momofthree
Excellent school. Good balance of traditional and progressive. Homogenous population of high achievers. The art splay a strong role. Math and science are very, very strong as is writing. Faculty is very impressive. PhDs, jd and master's. Very nice school!
- Posted by Parent - Lizof
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