Mission Statement
To offer a college-preparatory education of the highest quality,
and a solid, traditional academic curriculum.
Education Level
6th - 12th grade. (middle school through high school)
425 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2150
Phone Number
(831) 423-0658
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1994 in Santa Cruz, CA
Middle and high school education at Kirby is characterized by active, personalized learning that promotes creativity and fosters intellectual curiosity. Students thrive in small classes averaging just 12 students where a knowledgeable, enthusiastic faculty guides their intellectual and personal development. They are passionate in their pursuit of knowledge as they demonstrate and employ it in real-world applications. Learn more at http://www.kirby.org/academics/
The Arts
A rich variety of Arts Division offerings are taught by accomplished artists and provide extensive opportunities for student involvement in music, the visual arts, theater and dance. Music theory is complemented by many performing groups and classes including chorus, jazz choir, chamber choir, jazz ensemble and orchestra and performers record in the school’s recording studio with the assistance of the audio engineering class. Performing arts includes drama techniques, methods and theater labs, two dramatic productions each year and dance. Visual arts includes painting, sculpture, photography and book arts. New facility enhancements include middle and high school art studios, a recording studio and audio engineering lab, kiln, darkroom, and a printing press for making books. More information can be found at http://www.kirby.org/arts/
One of Kirby's biggest strengths is its distinguished faculty. Current faculty bios can be found at http://www.kirby.org/about/faculty-biographies/
Kirby Community Web Site
In late 2010, the Kirby community Web site, http://www.bestsantacruzhighschool.org/, was created by parents, teachers, students, and alumni as a way to share their enthusiasm and belief in Kirby as the premier high school in Santa Cruz County. While the official Kirby School Web site provides a wealth of information about the many and varied programs offered by the school, the community site conveys the warmth and dedication that characterizes the Kirby community.

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