Sierra Canyon School

4.50 5 1 (4 reviews)
11052 Independence Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Tel: (818)882-8121
  • 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 Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
California Association for the Gifted
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1978

Student Body

Total Students988 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeSierra Canyon School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses27 courses
Advanced CoursesArt, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, French Language, French Literature, Government, History, Latin Language, Latin Vergil, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Lower School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15
Tuition NotesPre-Kindergarten $13,900 Kindergarten - 6th $ 26,500 7th - 8th $ 28,700 9th-12th $ 34,850
Acceptance Rate
25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDina Skrumbis (PK-6) and Amy Calvert (7-12)
Admissions AssociateErin Anderson

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Cooking Club, Film Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Student Newspaper, The Geek Squad, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Chorus, Coding, Dance, Garden Club, Lego Robotics, Mock Trial, Orchestra, Rock Band, Student Activities Association, Student Ambassadors, Student Government, 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
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School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
3  10/29/2016
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.
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5  10/26/2016
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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5  7/24/2015
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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5  4/4/2013
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!
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