Sierra Canyon School

11052 Independence Ave. ,
Chatsworth, CA, 91311
Tel: (818)882-8121
Grades: PK - 12 | 986 students
Sierra Canyon is an academically excellent college preparatory school committed to an environment in which students realize their greatest intellectual, ethical, and physical promise.
We are defined by an energized, attentive, and diverse student-teacher ratio.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
California Association for the Gifted
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 986 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 38%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Sierra Canyon School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 60%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 27 courses
Advanced Courses Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, French Language, French Literature, Government, History, Latin Language, Latin Vergil, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Lower School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes Early Kindergarten? $13,740 Kindergarten - 6th $ 21,750 7th - 8th $ 22,850 9th-12th $ 28,600
Acceptance Rate 25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kendall Pillsbury (EK-6) and Amy Calvert (7-12)
Admissions Associate Erin Anderson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cooking Club, Film Club, Mock Trial, Ski and Snowboard Club, Student Activities Association, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Student Newspaper, The Geek Squad, Yearbook Cooking Club, Film Club, Mock Trial, The Geek Squad, Yearbook, Ski and Snowboard Club,
Student Activities Association,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Government,
Student Newspaper,

School Notes:

    • At its core, Sierra Canyon School develops students who are keen to realize their potential as their teachers are to inspire it. The School therefore seeks to do the following:
    • Build close, meaningful student-teacher relationships
    • Develop a strong sense of community
    • Encourage personal excellence inside and outside the classroom
    • Provide opportunities for challenge, reflection, perspective and personal growth
    • Celebrate and inspire lifelong learning

    Profile last updated: 04/14/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Me'raj Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chatsworth Hills Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kidsville Usa (3.1 miles away)
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  • Chatsworth Chatsworth Hills Academy
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    Chatsworth , CA , 91311
    (818)998-4037
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    Great Beginning
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    10324 Variel Avenue
    Chatsworth , CA , 91311
    (818)341-3288
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.8  mi  |  33  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Chatsworth
    Me'raj Academy    
    (Islamic)
    11070 Old Santa Susana Pass Rd
    Chatsworth , CA , 91311
    (818)886-5831
    (Islamic)
    0.9  mi  |  159  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
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    Canyon Vista Childrens Learning Center - Andora
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    10616 Andora Ave
    Chatsworth , CA , 91311
    (818)709-2980
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |  36  students  |  Gr.  K
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    Chatsworth KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    10036 Old Depot Plaza Road
    Chatsworth , CA , 91311
    (818)882-8016
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 29, 2013 - We love our school! We are thrilled with our experience so far at Sierra Canyon! The faculty are so nurturing and focused on what is best for the kids. My kids (I have twins) are thriving. I would happily recommend this school. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 04, 2013 - My husband and I toured 5 different schools in the Valley and found the admission process and school so welcoming and friendly at Sierra Canyon. We were accepted into 3 schools and have chosen Sierra Canyon to be our kids home. The sense of community and idea of an individualized instruction were key reasons that we chose SC. It is worth the 25 minute drive from Calabasas for us! - Posted by Parent

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