Recreation Area

A student attempts a layup with a defender close at hand on the basketball court

We built a Sport Court, Amphitheater, and Outdoor Classroom and Convening Spaces

After a year of construction, our amazing Recreation Area is complete and permitted for use. 

We are excited and thankful to our wonderful community for your support in realizing this dream together. Although COVID-19 has clipped our celebratory wings momentarily, we eagerly look forward to the time when we come together to celebrate this incredible accomplishment. Until then, we will use this space as we begin to reopen and move towards our Hybrid Learning model. Thank you one and all!

Our Recreation Area completes our campus and fulfills the vision of a safe and engaging space for students to learn, socialize, and move.

Kirby School is attuned to our students’ needs and responsive to their growth and development. Completing our campus by constructing a recreation area gives our students a space of their own to cultivate the student culture that we have grown to love at Kirby. 

"There is no better indication of the presence of a school than a recreation area--an outdoor community space--and no better indication of the maturity and longevity of a school’s presence in our community than an investment in its campus. Students need a place to move, convene, and learn just as a community needs a communal gathering space."

Rowland Rebele, Santa Cruz Resident & Community Advocate