College Counseling

Maximizing Success

Graduates of our Upper School consistently enroll in highly selective colleges and universities across the country and around the world.
Sierra Canyon School's College Counselors guide students and families through every step of the college admission process. Students are empowered to take ownership of the process with the support of the college counselors to maximize their success. Students are assigned to one of our four expert college counselors early in their sophomore year. This creates close relationships to help make the most beneficial and thoughtful choices for the future. Accompanying your family through the entire application process, leading campus tours across the nation, and attending carefully to your child's dreams and capabilities, our counselors ensure that all applications are both impressive and authentic—so our students' next learning home is the best school for them.

Highlights of Sierra Canyon's College Counseling Program:

  • Four College Counselors for 122 12th Grade students
  • Regular individual college counseling meetings with students and families starting in the 10th Grade
  • College Nights for 10th-12th Grade families
  • College Counseling Coffees for 8th and 9th Grade families
  • Organize and lead an East Coast College Tour for 10th and 11th Grade students
  • Host two Financial Aid Nights each academic year
  • Meet with each 12th Grade student regularly to review college applications prior to submission
  • Meet with the 12th Grade class as a group and the 11th Grade class as a group regularly throughout the school year
  • Host a senior summer workshop to work on college essays and applications
  • Junior Case Studies Program: 65 college admission representatives lead our 11th Grade families through a mock admission committee and college fair
  • Conduct mock admission interviews
  • Counselors travel to several national conferences to maintain relationships with hundreds of college admissions offices
  • Host over 100 college admission rep visits on campus during the school day each year
  • Advocate for each student throughout the entire process, including writing a detailed letter of recommendation
  • Administer the PSAT to all 9th-11th Grade students
  • Offer the SAT School Day to 12th Grade students in October and 11th Grade students in April
  • Offer on-campus SAT and ACT prep classes
  • Host a college athletic program

College Counseling Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Steve Burnett

    Steve Burnett 

    Director of Student Advancement
    Ext. 1171
  • Photo of Meredith Britt

    Meredith Britt 

    Director of College Counseling
  • Photo of Stephanie Rubin

    Stephanie Rubin 

    Associate Head of School; Upper School Director
    (818) 882-8121 Ext. 1111
  • Photo of Amy Gvozden

    Amy Gvozden 

    Assistant Director of College Counseling
    Ext. 1174
  • Photo of Amber Braswell

    Amber Braswell 

    College Counseling Assistant
    Ext. 1172
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.