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Inspired to learn. Empowered to lead.

Kirby School is an award-winning, independent college preparatory day school for grades 6-12 located in Santa Cruz, California.

For almost 30 years, we have welcomed learners from all backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. Driven by our love of learning, we engage students in a wide variety of activities that activate critical thinking and inspire creative expression, preparing them to thoughtfully contribute to their communities and shape their futures with confidence.

At Kirby we listen to, value and appreciate every student admitted to our program. We see their unique potential. We get to know them for the hopes and dreams they carry, and for the challenges they face as they achieve them.

Join us at an upcoming Admissions event and get to know Kirby School better.

By the Numbers

quick facts about Kirby


Kirby School
425 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz
First page of the PDF file: SchoolProfile2022-2023