Applying to Kirby

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Thank your for your interest in Kirby School! We consider applications year-round through a rolling admissions cycle. Our Admissions Office looks forward to working with you to complete Kirby's test-free application process. Our timeline below offers an overview of the application process. 

Email or call (831) 423-0658 to speak with Emily Lamoureux, Admissions Director if you have questions or concerns..  

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Download an Admissions Packet

Click on the link below that best meets your needs.

Middle School Packet

High School Packet

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Events, Tours and Shadow Days

We encourage families to participate in one of our events before completing an application. Join us for an upcoming Virtual Open House, in-person Shadow Day, or one of our other events.


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Kirby School uses an online portal to simplify the application process and reduce waste.

Start a Test-Free application

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Tuition Assistance 

Families from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds have taken advantage of our Tuition Assistance program

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Our Application Checklist will guide you through the application process. Let us know if we can help!

Priority Consideration

We offer priority consideration to applications received by February 8, 2022. Priority applications are reviewed first, and available spaces are offered first, to candidates who submit an application by this date.

International Admissions

Kirby offers an exceptional academic experience and an opportunity to immerse in American culture and community with a local host family. Visit our Kirby International Program to learn more.

To apply, download the International Student Instructions and Application Package below.

Amy Hemmert is available to answer any questions you might have. Please contact her at (831) 423-0658 x209 or email

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I've Applied, What happens Next?

Once your Admissions Application is complete including transcripts and recommendation forms, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a student interview and writing assessment (US applicants).

If you’re planning to apply for tuition assistance, please read through the Tuition and Affording Kirby section for specific instructions. Contact our Admissions Director, Emily Lamoureux at 831-423-0658 x 202 or email if you have any questions. We welcome the opportunity to help you.

Kirby School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability or national origin.