USA California, USA
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Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School

Established: 1994

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Herbstsemester, Fall Year, Schuljahr mit Start im Frühlingssemester

School Description

Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory High School is located 2 hours south of San Francisco. The school offers honors and Advanced Placement courses, including four intensive paths in art, science and technology, humanities, and languages.

The campus features a printing press for book making, an audio engineering lab with recording studios, and a photography dark room. It also has large music and art rooms as well as dance, drama, and ceramics studios.

Students can participate in both traditional and non-traditional sports like mountain biking, surfing, sailing, and Ultimate Frisbee. Georgiana's fine arts program aids students in their creativity whether they join fine arts courses or clubs after school.

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. 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.


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  • 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 2 acres Campus Size
  • 9% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
Average Class Size
SAT Average
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Golf, Sailing, Sailing, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball
Art, Art, Art History, Book Arts, Ceramics, Photography, Studio Art - 2D Design, Studio Art - 3D Design, Studio Art - Drawing, Theater
Chamber Choir, Chamber Choir, Choir, Jazz Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Music Theory, Music Theory, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, Government and Politics, Physics C, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History
American Sign Language, Latin, Latin, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Ballroom Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Chess Club, Epicurean Philosophy, Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA), Junior Statesman of America, Math Team, Mountain Biking Club, Mountain Biking Club, Quantum Physics, Student IT, Surf Club
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11, 12
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
Not Accepted
TOEFL Minimum
TOEFL Junior Required
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Supplemental Form: Natural Parent Questionnaire *Will accept semester students in Fall

Real Stories from Real Students:

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.

Clarissa from Brazil

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