Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School
School DescriptionSCHOOL PROFILE
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory High School is located two hours south of San Francisco in one of the most picturesque beach towns in the US. A private, independent day school, it offers 15 Honors and Advanced Placement Courses, including four intensive paths in art, science and technology, humanities, and languages.
The one-acre campus features a printing press for book making, an audio engineering lab,with recording studios, and a photography dark room. It has large music room and art rooms, plus dance, drama and ceramics studios, as well.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Students are encouraged to be physically active. More than half the students participate in athletics—both traditional and non-traditional sports like mountain biking, surfing, sailing, and ultimate frisbee. Georgiana has a stellar fine arts program with facilities to aid students in their creativity whether they join fine arts courses or clubs after school.
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
In 2006, Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory High School was named the “Best in the World” in Advanced Placement Art History for a school of its size. The school newspaper is regularly recognized for its quality by the Columbia School of Journalism, the National Scholastic Press Association and Quill & Scroll.
Santa Cruz sits along the northern edge of California’s Monterey Bay. A classic American seaside town, it’s known for its moderate climate, ancient redwood forests, and natural coastline. The Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk is great for surfers and world famous for its landmark wooden roller coaster.
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
- 2 acres Campus Size
- 9% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
Average Class Size12
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in GradesNo
ELTiS RequiredNot Accepted
TOEFL Junior Required745
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Supplemental Form: Natural Parent Questionnaire *Will accept semester students in Fall
Kirby’s International Students Program makes sure we all feel welcomed and get to know our classmates well and as fast as possible. The staff is constantly understanding of our situation and possible adaptation issues. Summing up, the program allows you to deepen your knowledge in the areas that interest you, while respecting everyone’s culture and experience.
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