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Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School

Private Day School – Santa Cruz , California

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.

Community Informations
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 rollercoaster.

Area population: 62,824
City Website: City of Santa Cruz

Estimated Start Date: Mid-August
Estimated End Date: Late May

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2 Acres

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Foreign Languages

  • American Sign
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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  • Art
  • Book Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Choir
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Choir

AP Courses

  • Art History
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • Latin
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Studio Art: 3-D Design
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • United States Government and Politics
  • United States History


  • Basketball
  • Cross Country Running
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Art
  • Baseball
  • Chess
  • Economics
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Junior State of America (JSA)
  • Math Team
  • Mountain Biking
  • Physics
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Yearbook

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

American University, Bard College, Bentley University, Boston University, California State Polytechnic University, Clark University, Colgate University, Colorado State University, Columbia University, Drexel University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Gettysburg College, Harvard University, Marymount Manhattan College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Oberlin College, Princeton University, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Rhode Island School of Design, Santa Monica University, Tufts University, Tulane University, University of California, University of Washington, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University

Closest International and Local Airports: San José International Airportt (SJC)

For Details Visit Website: Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School

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