Tuition and Affording Kirby

If Kirby School feels right for you, we encourage you to apply.

We appreciate that families prioritize their children's education and share that priority. We invest in the success of every student admitted to our program with the full understanding of the financial commitment families make for an independent school education. Kirby School is an investment in your child's future.

Tuition Assistance 

A diverse community is essential for excellence.  To inspire students from a breadth of backgrounds, we offer a Tuition Assistance Program.  This year 31% of our families received nearly $1.4 million in assistance.  A tuition assistance award has the effect of reducing the tuition payment for a student.  We have developed several Tuition Assistance scenarios to help illustrate a variety of economic circumstances within our community.   

start your Tuition Assistance Application

Email our Tuition Assistance team at if you'd like to learn more about Tuition Assistance in a confidential conversation.  We welcome the opportunity to talk together.

We encourage applicants from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, races and ethnicities, opinions, genders, sexual orientations, physical abilities, religious beliefs, and learning styles.

If you have questions about tuition or the application process, please contact our Admissions Director, Emily Lamoureux, at 831-423-0658 or by emailing

Learn more

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual Admissions events and meet members of our community including faculty, students, parents, and alumni. Hear about Kirby School from different perspectives, ask questions, and learn about our individualized approach to education.

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2021-2022 Tuition

6th and 7th Grade Tuition is $32,400.

8th through 12th Grade Tuition is $37,500.

International Student Tuition is $44,500.