Sierra Canyon School

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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,019 students
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
1,019 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Sierra Canyon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15
Tuition Notes
Pre-Kindergarten $16000 Kindergarten - 6th $ 30655 7th - 8th $ 36450 9th-12th $ 39200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dina Skrumbis (PK-6) and Amy Calvert (7-12)
Admissions Associate
Erin Anderson



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Chess Club, Coding, Cooking Club, Garden Club, Lego Robotics, Mock Trial, Ski and Snowboard Club, Speech and Debate, Student Activities Association, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, Student Newspaper, The Geek Squad, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance, Film Club, Orchestra, Rock Band, Theater Arts, Yoga

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: 08/18/2020

School Reviews

  4.75 out of 5  (8 reviews)
Sierra Canyon far surpassed our expectations academically, socially & extra-curricular activities. Our son thrived in this environment. He was part of the 2021 State Champion Football team, was well prepared for his top 50 University and just graduated number 4 is his class as he received his doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. We are forever grateful for the well rounded education and lifetime friendships Sierra Canyon provided . Recommend this school!
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My daughter has never been happier in school - both socially and academically - than she has been at Sierra Canyon. The administration is excellent, the teachers are wonderful, and the school is extremely well-run. They have found the perfect balance of a superior academic education while still focusing on the whole child.
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Sierra Canyon has been a wonderful place to grow up and learn. I`ve been here since Pre-K (when it was still called E-K) and witnessed so many changes in the school`s aesthetic and flow. The compassionate teachers, fun activities, wide range of sports, and exciting campus are the reason why we`ve stayed at Sierra Canyon year after year.
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As a parent of two wonderful kids that have attended Sierra for many years i would never suggest anything but the best when it comes to our children. I highly highly recommend going to see the school in person .
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Sierra Canyon is more than just a school, it is a community which grows and nurtures our kids both academically and socially/emotionally. Our children are challenged at an academically appropriate level based upon the "like-learner" groups. There is a variety of specialists (i.e., technology, music, spanish, art, etc.) which round out the academic instruction. The feeling of pride as you walk onto the campus is palpable, from the students, teachers/staff and parents alike. At its core, Sierra Canyon is a family which values, and in turn, instills in our children, a sense of community responsibility, the desire to be a person of good character and the willingness to achieve academic success.
- Posted by
Sierra Canyon School is amazing - excellent college preparatory program, EK-12. Children are taught in small classes (9:1 student:teacher ratio) by outstanding faculty. Like learner program allows kids to develop at their own pace and they are exposed to music, art, foreign languages from early kindergarten all the way up to high school. Open door policy when it comes to parents' interaction with faculty and administration, very approachable teachers, who communicate with parents immediately and happily. Children and parents develop very personal relationships with teachers and school has a great sense of family and community. Very diverse student body. School is located in Chatsworth but there are students from all over the Valley - Sherman oaks, Woodland Hills, Calabasas, even Agoura Hills. School has bus transportation and kids can be in after school programs till 6 pm, which is wonderful for working parents. Two campuses - lower school EK-6th grade has huge park like grounds with trees, swimming pools, playgrounds, athletic fields. Upper school is just across the street but has more of "big kid" feel to it, so middle and high schoolers feel like they are truly graduated from the lower school. Lots of after school activities - enrichment programs, clubs, sports (lots of titles held by school athletics department).
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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.
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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!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,019 students
  • Acceptance rate: 25%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $13,819 for elementary schools and $18,714 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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