Sierra Canyon School

11052 Independence Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Tel: (818)882-8121
Grades: PK-12 | 988 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 for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
California Association for the Gifted
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 988 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sierra Canyon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 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 Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Early Kindergarten? $13,600 Kindergarten - 6th $ 24,850 7th - 8th $ 26,900 9th-12th $ 32,700
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kendall Pillsbury (EK-6) and Amy Calvert (7-12)
Admissions Associate Erin Anderson


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,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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: 08/12/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Autism Academy (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chatsworth Hills Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chatsworth Hills Academy (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chatsworth
    Grades: NS-8 | 203 students
    0.5 miles
    21523 Rinaldi Street, PO Box 5077
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
  • Chatsworth
    Great Beginning
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 33 students
    0.8 miles
    10324 Variel Avenue
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
  • Chatsworth
    Grades: NS-8 | 159 students
    0.9 miles
    11070 Old Santa Susana Pass Rd
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
  • Chatsworth
    Grades: PK-KG | 120 students
    1 miles
    10616 Andora Ave
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
  • Chatsworth
    St John Eudes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 302 students
    1.4 miles
    9925 Mason Ave
    Chatsworth, CA 91311

School Reviews

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, 07/24/15
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, 04/04/13

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $10,314 for elementary schools and $15,621 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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