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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School is a top rated, private school located in Santa Cruz, CA. It has 273 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 5 to 1. Tuition is $28,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 95% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
About Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School...
Address
425 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone
(831) 423-0658
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid
$19,000

Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1370
41 responses
Average ACT
30
27 responses

Culture & Safety

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  • Spirit Days
    27%
  • Thanksgiving pie feed
    27%
  • Picnics
    20%
  • Senior Prank Day
    13%
  • Spirit Basketball Games
    13%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
273
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
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86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
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86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$62,471
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,576
National
$949
Median Home Value
$707,600
National
$184,700
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Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School Reviews

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I'm a parent of an 8th grade boy. My son was in high achieving public schools prior to Kirby. It was a hard decision for him to leave his social group. That said, neither of us have regrets. From his perspective the curriculum is more challenging at Kirby. And he's loving it. He's a social learner who got lost in a big classroom. With 28 students there was never time for deeper exploration of topics or a thoughtful conversation. I'm hearing about what he's learning every day because he's bringing it home to talk about. He wants to explore and he's thinking about why what he's learning is important...he's connecting history to current events, he's extrapolating themes from literature to topics of today, he's loving math although it was his least favorite subject. As for me, knowing that teachers are not just fattening his goose with rote knowledge, that they are switching on his brain, inspiring him to ask why and thinking critically about topics is amazing. I'm terribly impressed.
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Everyone who wants to do these activities can. Sports, clubs, after school sport clubs. All of the above! There are fine food clubs, french clubs, environmental clubs, gardening clubs, math clubs, technology clubs, and literary clubs. There was even a peanut m n' m and uno club! So many fun options with interactive staff who really enjoy the clubs they take part in. All clubs are students run but require a faculty advisor. We even have a one person golf club/team who has gotten first place against many larger schools! S/o to Alec!
I love Kirby! Everyone feels welcome despite the nerdy environment. If a student has a particular interest, they can find it. A drone club was started last year that was a big hit. I had never touched a drone before, but they met in the same classroom as my next class and I would hang out to learn about drones while memorizing chemical symbols. We all found a way to invite everyone into the community and I loved learning about something that I thought I had no interest in! If I could choose a different school, I wouldn't! The workload isn't too much, but really lets you know the material.