Applying to Kirby

Thank your for your interest in applying to Kirby School! We consider applications year-round through a rolling admissions cycle.

Our Admissions team welcomes your questions and the opportunity to guide you through the application process. Email or call (831) 423-0658 x 202 to speak with Emily Lamoureux, Admissions Director.

Like most independent schools, Kirby School uses an online portal to process applications. This simplifies applying and reduces paper waste. Take a look at the steps involved in applying in our Application Checklist.

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Priority Consideration

We offer priority consideration to applications received by February 4, 2020. Priority applications are reviewed first, and available spaces are offered first, to candidates who submit an application by this date.

Admissions for International Students

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

international application packet and fee schedule

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.

Before you apply

We encourage all applicants to visit Kirby before completing an application. Join us at an Open House, schedule a personal tour, or spend a day here as a Shadow student. 


Tuition Assistance 

Families from all walks of life have taken advantage of our Tuition Assistance program. Schedule a confidential conversation with a member of our Tuition Assistance team

learn about tuition assistance