Kirby student-athletes work hard and play to win in a competitive and inclusive program.

We encourage all students to stay active and involved by playing on one of our athletic teams. With a wide variety of sports to choose from, more than half of our students find their place on a Kirby team. Kirby student-athletes are dedicated and competitive, participating in the Santa Cruz County Private School Association (SCCPSA) in middle school and the Pacific Coast Athletic League division of the Central Coast Section (CCS) in high school.

If you are interested in learning about the opportunities to participate in a middle or high school sport at Kirby School, please contact Kirby's Athletics Director, Abby Christopher.

Beyond helping students to stay fit and healthy, team sports teach students important interpersonal skills like leadership, cooperation, and teamwork. Also, being involved in an after school sport supports the development of time management skills. On average, middle school teams meet 2-3 times per week to practice or compete, and high school teams meet 3-5 times per week. This commitment helps students learn how to balance academic, athletic, and personal responsibilities.

Socially distant fitness conditioning helps Kirby athletes stay in shape!

Upcoming Events

Girls VB Games @ Greenfield
TBD: XC Meet @ Wilder Ranch State Park
all day
Girls VB Games @ Marina
Girls VB Games @ Oakwood
XC PCAL Meet @ York High School
Athletics News

High School Track and Field had the SCCAL trials which is a qualifying event for the SCCAL finals. In order to qualify for SCCAL finals, athletes must be in the top 8 of their respective race to compete (which would mean they are one of the 8 fastest runners in the entire Santa Cruz County)! 

Middle School Track has their first meet of the season at Santa Cruz HS later this evening. It's still not too late to sign up! Email Mr. Petter Bauer ( if interested.

Middle School Soccer will have a short season to end the year. No experience is necessary. If interested, email Coach Petter Bauer ( or fill out the following Google Form.

Kirby Boys Basketball celebrated a win over Ceiba and an awesome start to the season this week! Way to go!

Coach Bartlett will start Middle School Basketball shoot arounds, redesigned team practices with COVID safety measures, the first week in May. If your middle school child didn’t already expressed interest in playing basketball by filling out the athletic survey at the beginning of the year, please email Abby Christopher, Athletics Director