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International Students

Two international students in caps and gowns at graduation

California culture and a world-class college prep education.

Kirby offers students from other countries a world-class academic curriculum, a healthy balance of electives, advanced math and science classes, and a fully-integrated performing and visual arts program in Santa Cruz, California. We welcome applications for grades 9-12.

Our International Student Program is close-knit and vibrant. We support every student from enrollment through graduation and beyond.

Our highly-effective college counselors provide personalized, one-on-one college guidance. With a 100% college acceptance rate, international students go on to attend a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the United States.

If you’re proficient in English and think Kirby might be a place where you can thrive, download the application kit and follow the instructions. 

International Application Packet 

Kirby is authorized by the U.S. Government to issue I-20 visas. I-20s are issued once a student has been accepted, and their enrollment contract and tuition payment have been received.

Notable Program Aspects

I arrived in California hoping to become more independent and to meet new people. Little did I know that I'd end up making such good friends and getting to know myself so well. The lessons I've learned are priceless and the experiences I had with everyone I met were enriching in a way I wasn't capable of imagining before I went.

Brasilian International Student