Mission and Values

Through intellectual challenge in a responsive environment, Kirby empowers students to shape their futures with confidence. Our students learn to think critically, develop their creativity, and engage diverse communities with thoughtfulness and respect. 

To achieve our mission, we provide a world-class education that offers and inspires the following. Schedule a visit and see how we do it!

Academic Challenge

6th grade students welding in STEAM class

Academic challenge across all
disciplines and grade levels

Intellectual Curiosity

Inspiring faculty who cultivate and model lifelong curiosity


Small class sizes enable teachers to be responsive to every learner


Student at assembly smiling

A culture that cultivates each individual's capacity for self-direction and voice

Growth Mindset

A wide variety of arts, electives and experiences to enhance creative thinking and adaptability in support of a growth mindset


Collaboration among parents, faculty and students is fundamental to student success


Two female students smiling, one African American and one Chinese

A culturally responsive community that recognizes, explores and embraces our differences

Life-School Balance

Encouraging and facilitating healthy, balanced lives to help students increase their learning capacity and happiness 

Kindness and Respect

Student confidence is supported by our close-knit culture of kindness and mutual respect