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Applying to Kirby

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Becoming a Kirby student - what makes a great candidate? 

There are so many different types of teens who find their passions and their people at Kirby. We bring together a group of students in each grade who will contribute to the school community. Our students show up with passion, openness, and the desire to get involved in both big and small ways.

Our current students and alumni are up to some very cool things. You will be joining a group of young people who prioritize individuality in their learning, have diverse interests, and have big ideas for their futures.

Connect with us…

Email or call (831) 423-0658 x102 to speak with Emily Lamoureux, Admissions Director. Emily is happy to set up a phone meeting, a campus tour, and direct you to the right admissions event.

The Application Process

Our Admissions Packetwill guide you through the application process. Let us know if we can help!

The application for the 2025-26 school year is available now within our school’s portal, accessible from the link on this page.

Priority is given to students with applications completed by February 6, 2025. Students who wish to apply for Tuition Assistance must have their admissions applications completed by this date.

Admissions decisions will be communicated March 14, 2025 by the end of the business day, for students who have completed the Admissions Application process. Families who have applied for Tuition Assistance will be notified of their Tuition Assistance application results with the admissions decision.

After these dates we offer rolling admissions based on open space, and Tuition Assistance is based on remaining availability of funds.

If you’re planning to apply for Tuition Assistance, please read through the Tuition section for specific instructions.

International Admissions

For students joining us from overseas, Kirby offers an exceptional academic experience to immerse in American culture with a local host family. Visit our Kirby International Program to learn more.

To apply, we have two available methods, as we know our online portal is not accessible from every country. 1) You may download the International Student Application Package below 2) you may access our International Application Kit via our online portal.

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 section for specific instructions. Contact our Admissions Director, Emily Lamoureux at 831-423-0658 x 102 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.

Application Deadlines:

Priority Admissions Application Consideration Deadline:

February 6, 2025

Tuition Assistance Application Deadline:

February 13, 2025

Admissions Decision Notification Released:
March 14, 2025
Candidates will be notified of their Tuition Assistance status at the same time that they receive their admission decision.

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