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Mission and Values

Kirby empowers students to shape their futures with confidence. Students in our diverse community learn to think critically, develop their creativity, and achieve with thoughtfulness and respect.

We nurture confidence and critical thinking for a changing world.

Elle Woods sings at Kirby's production of legally blonde
  • We are authentic in all that we do.
  • We trust ourselves and are genuine.
  • We have courage and tenacity.
  • We prepare students for college and their future.

We are a community of belonging.

Students play 9 square on the roof deck at Kirby School
  • We are equitable, inclusive and collaborative. 
  • We embody diverse perspectives.
  • We care for ourselves and each other.
  • We create safe spaces for everyone to be themselves.

We find joy in creativity and academic challenge.

A student reads a field guide during marine biology tide pooling field trip


  • We are curious and have passion for knowledge.
  • We invest in ourselves.
  • We believe every student is unique and has a different path.
  • We are adaptable and responsive.
  • We value out of the box thinking.