Academics

Lower School Extended Day Care & Enrichment

Extended Day Care

Our Extended Day Care (EDC) program provides supervised extended play before and after school. We offer this program as a convenience for working parents, but it also provides the opportunity for any student to benefit from and enjoy unstructured play with peers before and after school.

While monitoring the play areas, supervisors try to ensure fairness as well as protect the well-being and self-esteem of every student. EDC is available from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to all Lower School families free of charge. If you have questions regarding Extended Day Care, please contact Garrett Crosby.

EDC Safety for Fall 2020

Early morning and after-school care will be provided for our working families, following the same safety protocols present within the school day.

To learn more about Sierra Canyon School's reopening guidelines, please visit our Campus Reopening Plan.

Enrichment Program Descriptions

    • Fall Enrichment Details

2020 Fall Courses

After School Program Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Garrett Crosby

    Garrett Crosby 

    Associate Dean of Students, Pre-K – Grade 6
    Ext. 271
  • Photo of Lisa Ortiz Najafi

    Lisa Ortiz Najafi 

    Accounts Receivable Manager
    Ext. 107

Academic

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  • American Sign Language

    Day: Tuesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 6th
     
    American Sign Language (ASL) is for our students in grades 2nd-6th. The instructor, Mali Cox, has extensive experience working with and teaching young minds at Sierra Canyon, having just completed her summer camp activity, “Talk to the Hand.” This class is designed to provide students with both the confidence and skills to communicate by teaching the basics of ASL in a supportive and friendly environment. 
  • American Sign Language (Virtual)

    Day: Tuesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 6th
     
    American Sign Language (ASL) is for our students in grades 2nd-6th. The instructor, Mali Cox, has extensive experience working with and teaching young minds at Sierra Canyon, having just completed her summer camp activity, “Talk to the Hand.” This class is designed to provide students with both the confidence and skills to communicate by teaching the basics of ASL in a supportive and friendly environment. 
  • Cooking with Ms. Kira

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 6th
     
    Cooking with Ms. Kira is geared towards our 1st through 6th grade students who are interested in the culinary arts! In the class, students will learn the intricacies of baking and cooking with Kindergarten teacher, Kira Blauvelt. 
  • Fun with Science

    Day: Monday & Tuesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 3rd
     
    Join us for Fun with Science, an interactive science-based course for students ages Pre-K to 3rd grade. Through guided hands-on activities, students will develop scientific skills such as observation, critical thinking, comparison, and experimentation. Example activities and experiments include slime, lava lamps, marshmallow catapults, exploding volcanoes, and more!
  • Fun with Science (Virtual)

    Day: Monday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 3rd
     
    Join us for Fun with Science, an interactive science-based course for students ages Pre-K to 3rd grade. Through guided hands-on activities, students will develop scientific skills such as observation, critical thinking, comparison, and experimentation. Example activities and experiments include slime, lava lamps, marshmallow catapults, exploding volcanoes, and more!
  • Green Team (Free)

    Day: Monday
    Enrollment Fee: FREE!
    Time: 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd - 6th

    Join Mr. Johnson as we care for our school garden, clean up our campus, and learn how to be a difference-maker as we take care of our planet. Students will join once a week to enjoy fun hands-on activities and environmental learning.  
  • Homework Club (Free)

    Monday-Friday
    Enrollment Fee: FREE!
    Time: 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K - 6th

    Homework Club is a faculty-supervised homework space offered to Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students. This option is free of charge for all families.
  • Jr. American Sign Language

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 1st

    Jr. American Sign Language is targeted for our students in grades Pre-K - 1st. The class will focus on teaching the fundamentals of a visual language like ASL to provide students with a strong foundation for communication and learning. 

Performing Arts

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  • Dance | Company A & B

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd - 6th

    Dance Company A & B is for our older students in grades 3rd through 6th at an intermediate to advanced skill level. In this class, students will practice a wide array of dance styles and techniques, such as classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary. The class is designed to foster creativity and exploration in students while giving them the freedom to express themselves through movement and expand their repertoire. 
  • Dance | Jr. Company

    Day: Tuesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 1st - 2nd

    The Jr. Dance Company is for our dancers in grades 1st and 2nd. In this class, students will learn a wide array of dance styles and techniques, such as classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary. The class is designed to foster creativity and exploration in students at any level while giving them the freedom to express themselves through movement and expand their repertoire. 
  • Dance | Tiny Toes (Virtual)

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $150
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K - K 

    The Tiny Toes Dance Company is for our youngest dancers in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. In this class, students will learn a wide array of dance styles and techniques, such as classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary. The class is designed to foster creativity and exploration in students at any level while giving them the freedom to express themselves through movement and expand their repertoire. 
  • Vocal Jazz + Pop A Capella

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 6th
     
    Vocal Jazz + Pop a Capella is for our 2nd through 6th grade students who are interested in vocal performance! 

Sports

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  • Basketball Clinic

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th

    Whether you are new to the game or a veteran player – come out and have fun running drills, learning plays, and practicing with your friends. 
  • Football Clinic

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd - 6th

    In our Football Clinic, students in grades 3rd through 6th grade will be taught techniques and fundamentals through various drills such as how to properly catch, run, and throw. In addition to learning the game, students will learn self-discipline, work ethic, and teamwork.   
  • Intro. to Golf

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 1st
     
    Intro. to Golf allows students in grades Pre-K to 1st to be introduced to the game of golf. The coach will teach and engage students in the fundamentals such as grip, putting, chipping, and full swing, while encouraging them to develop their hand-eye coordination and improve their motor skills. 
  • Jr. Yoga (Virtual)

    Day: Monday
    Enrollment Fee: $150
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K & K
     
    Introduce your child to the art of yoga! In class, students will be given a space for self-reflection in order to strengthen their bodies and focus their attention. These practices are proven to promote an overall calmer mind and body. Through visualization exercises, various yoga poses, and breathing techniques, students will release pent-up energy and learn to relax. This class is prepared for students in grades Pre-K and Kindergarten. 
  • Swimming Clinic

    Day:  Tuesdays & Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th

    Our Swimming Clinic provides students in grades 2nd through 6th with the necessary training and skills to improve their overall swimming ability through various drills such as breathing and stroke exercises. 
  • Yoga

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 1st - 6th

    Introduce your child to the art of yoga! In class, students will be given a space for self-reflection in order to strengthen their bodies and focus their attention. These practices are proven to promote an overall calmer mind and body. Through visualization exercises, various yoga poses, and breathing techniques, students will release pent-up energy and learn to relax. This class is prepared for students in grades 1st - 6th grade. 
  • Soccer Clinic

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th

    Our Soccer Clinic provides students in grades 2nd through 6th developmental soccer classes to teach them skills in a fun, engaging, and educational environment. Students will be taught techniques and fundamentals through various drills such as how to pass, dribble, and shoot, all the while improving their coordination, flexibility, and strength.  
  • Young Ninjas

    Day: Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre K – 3rd
     
    Young Ninjas is designed to teach students ages Pre-K through 3rd grade basic martial arts skills in a creative, fun, and safe environment. They will learn balance, coordination, control, self-awareness, and other important life skills such as leadership and respect through a play-based, age-appropriate curriculum.
  • Intramural

    Day: Monday-Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 6th
     
    Intramural is designed to create a fun environment for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th to participate in physical activity and gain new skills in a wide variety of sports such as soccer, kickball, basketball, and more. Our program will help your students develop their physical fitness, enhance positive competition, develop positive character, and give them opportunities to build their leadership skills. 

Technology

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  • Creative Tech

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th

    Creative Tech will focus on game design, coding, video editing, digital art, and so much more! Each student will be encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to design new, fun, and engaging projects. The class will be taught by Mick Donahue, Sierra Canyon’s Lower Campus Technology teacher, who is a very dedicated, experienced educator; his goal is to make every learning experience fun, relevant, and memorable. 

Visual Arts

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  • Intro to Photography

    Day: Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 6th
     
    Intro to Photography is geared towards students who are interested in exploring their creativity in unique mediums. Designed for 2nd through 6th grade students, the curriculum will focus on fundamentals of both film and photography in a fun, hands-on way. These fundamentals include production, writing, light, subject, composition, and more!  
  • Intro to Photography (Virtual)

    Day: Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 6th
     
    Intro to Photography is geared towards students who are interested in exploring their creativity in unique mediums. Designed for 2nd through 6th grade students, the curriculum will focus on fundamentals of both film and photography in a fun, hands-on way. These fundamentals include production, writing, light, subject, composition, and more!  
  • Paint Day for Kids

    Day: Tuesday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 1st
     
    Paint Day for Kids is for our youngest artists, ages Pre-K through 1st grade who are interested in exploring their artistic and creative side through painting. The curriculum will help students foster their own artistic talents and creativity through age-appropriate projects and lessons. Lessons will range from watercolor to acrylic paint and will be so rewarding for your child!
  • Young Artists

    Day: Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $200
    Time: 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 6th

    Young Artists encourages your child to develop their artistic talents and self-expression. Through mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and more, students will be able to explore their creativity for a rewarding and enriching experience. This class is open to students at all skill levels. 

Virtual Music Lessons

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  • Music Lessons

    Day: Monday - Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $480-$720
    Time: TBD
    Grades: Pre-K – 6th
     
    Pair up with one of our qualified instructors for a custom-scheduled music lesson that fits your schedule. These lessons will teach fundamental skills on a number of orchestral and contemporary instruments. Students will learn how to read sheet music while studying chords, scales, harmony, and technique. We will offer both 30-minute or 60-minute lesson options customized to best fit your student’s schedule. Perfect for musicians of all ages whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced player.
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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.