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Kirby School
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  • Private
  • SANTA CRUZ, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Our challenging college prep program is available both in-person and online, for at home learners. Our staff is fully vaccinated, we conduct weekly COVID testing of all our students and staff, and perform daily health checks using the Fever Free app--just a few of our safety precautions. We prioritize social, emotional, and physical well-being. Our team is committed to helping your child thrive. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
No data available  

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,500
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
31%
Average Financial Aid
$20,443
From Kirby School

Kirby students enter the finest colleges in the world and do exceptionally well on SAT and AP tests. Our School Profile includes information on which colleges our graduates attend, test scores, high school graduation requirements and offered courses. Information included is from the previous school year.

Through intellectual challenge in a responsive environment, Kirby empowers students to shape their futures with confidence. Our students learn to think critically, develop their creativity, and engage diverse communities with thoughtfulness and respect.

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Kirby School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
63 responses
Average ACT
30
31 responses

Nationally Ranked STEM School

Kirby School was named a top STEM school in the nation, according to rankings shared by Newsweek magazine. Kirby is #573 on a list of the leading 5,000 schools who provide science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula, based on qualitative analysis and scoring logic provided by STEM.org Educational Research(TM). Learn more about our STEAM curricula and Intensive Paths of study.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
  • Spirit Days
    25%
  • Thanksgiving pie feed
    25%
  • Picnics
    19%
  • Senior Prank Day
    13%
  • Spirit Basketball Games
    13%
  • Grandparents and Significant Other's Day
    6%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
210
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 8 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 5 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade D+
Median Household Income
$77,921
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,889
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$854,200
National
$217,500

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