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 Marcela Carbajal.

Enrichment Program Descriptions

Academic

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  • Chess Club

    Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $313
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: K – 4th
    Instructor: Parker Anderson
     
    Check mate! We introduce chess to students in a fun and exciting way! For all students and all levels, we teach students to play chess and help them succeed in school by stimulating their problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking. Includes exclusive booklets and worksheets. Win certificates, medals, and trophies!
  • Environmental Green Team (Free)

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: FREE!
    Time: 8:10 a.m.-8:35 a.m.
    Grades: 3rd – 6th
    Instructor: Daniel Johnson

    The Green Team is a garden and environmental club open to all students from 3rd through 6th grade. In addition to discussing key environmental issues, the Green Team maintains the school garden and is the perfect place for any student with a love for gardening or anyone interested in developing their "green thumb". Members attend morning meeting twice a month.
  • Homework Club (Free)

    Monday-Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: FREE!
    Time: 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2nd and 3rd)
              3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (4th-6th)
    Grades: 2nd - 6th
    Instructor: SC Faculty members

    Homework Club is a faculty-supervised homework space offered to 2nd through 6th grade students in a designated classrooms. This option is free of charge for all families. Please note that Homework Club does not meet on rainy days.
  • Math Team (Free)

    Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: FREE!
    Time: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 4th - 6th
    Instructor: Joe Gaeta & Taraka Kaul

    The Math Team is open to all students from 4th through 6th grade who wish to challenge themselves mathematically. Student knowledge is extended beyond the regular math curriculum as they engage in creative and rigorous mathematical reasoning about subjects both familiar to them as well as those that are new
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  • Rocket Science & Astronomy

    Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: K – 4th
    Instructor: Parker Anderson

    Ready, set, blast off! Explore the Universe as we launch everything from Film Canister Rockets to Water Bottle Blasters to Business Card Boomerangs, and much more! Our adventures will take us to Titan, Mars, and a Galactic Cluster as we learn about comets, constellations, and our galaxy! This class is out of this world
  • Lego Robotics

    Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: K – 5th
    Instructor: Parker Anderson
     
    Have you ever wanted to build your own robot? Students build new and different projects each week as they graduate from simple machines to motorized mechanisms to robotics with basic programing. They'll learn all about engineering principles such as gears, wheels, axles, levers, and pulleys. This class is as fun as it is educational! 
  • Spanish Immersion

    Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $192
    Time: 3:05 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – K
    Instructor: Tracy Wagner

    Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 3rd
    Instructor: Tracy Wagner
     
    Travel with Señora Wagner through an array of activities conducted entirely in Spanish. This will be an entertaining and educational journey through Spanish speaking countries and cultures. ¡Vamos a disfrutar! (Let's have fun!)

Instrumental Music

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  • Advanced Rock Band

    Day: Assigned After Audition/Annual Class
    Enrollment Fee: $620
    Time: Assigned After Audition
    Grades: 3rd – 6th
    Instructor: Jenice Rosen
     
    Get ready to rock! Learn to play as a collective group stretching across multiple rock genres. All instruments (keys, bass, and drums) are provided with the exception of the electric guitar. Performances cap off each semester as your children take the stage to perform for their families and friends. Auditions will be help at the beginning of the school year. For more information, please contact Lower School Music Specialist, Jenice Rosen.
  • Beginning Rock Band

    Mondays/Annual Class
    Enrollment Fee: $620
    Time: 3:20 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd 6th
    Instructor: Jenice Rosen
     
    Get ready to rock! Students of any skill level can participate in our beginning level rock band program! Learn to play as a collective group as you learn musical techniques stretching across multiple rock genres. All instruments (keys, bass, and drums) are provided with the exception of the electric guitar. Performances cap off each semester as your children take the stage to perform for their families and friends. For more information, please contact Lower School Music Specialist, Jenice Rosen.
  • Beginning String Ensemble

    Fridays/Annual Class
    Enrollment Fee: $620
    Time: 2:35 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd – 6th
    Instructor: Jenice Rosen
     
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a string instrument? Then this class is for you! Learn to play beginning Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass in this engaging class focused around good form notable introductions to chamber music. For more information, please contact Lower School Music Specialist, Jenice Rosen.
  • String Party

    Tuesdays/Annual Class
    Enrollment Fee: $620
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 2nd
    Instructor: Jenice Rosen
     
    Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a string instrument? Then this class is for you! Learn to play beginning Violin, Viola, Cello, or Bass in this engaging class focused around good form notable introductions to chamber music. For more information, please contact Lower School Music Specialist, Jenice Rosen.
  • Orchestra

    Tuesdays/Annual Class
    Enrollment Fee: $620
    Time: 3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 6th
    Instructor: Jenice Rosen
     
    From providing powerful soundtracks to your favorite movies to entertaining kings and queens during the renaissance, the orchestra has always been a key contributor to the evolution of entertainment and music. Join your classmates as you embark on a musical journey of learning to play as a collective group covering all styles from classical to modern film score. Students must already have one year of private instruction or instrumental experience with a Lower School music group. Students also must own or rent their instruments. For more information, please contact Lower School Music Specialist, Jenice Rosen.

Technology

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  • Creative Tech

    Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th
    Instructor: Mick Donahue

    Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $370
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th
    Instructor: Mick Donahue

    Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th
    Instructor: Mick Donahue

    Creative Tech Club provides students the opportunity to learn coding, film making, digital art, and music composition. We look forward to having your children engage their creative minds in an environment meant to foster their future successes.

Visual Arts

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  • Creative Sculpture

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: K - 4th
    Instructor: Parker Anderson

    Break out the clay, it's time to play! Students will learn how to make figurines, mosaics, multi- media sculptures, and more while they learn about famous sculptors like Jeffrey Koons, Kenneth Price, and Walter Furlan! Come join the fun!

Performing Arts

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  • Choir (Free)

    Tuesday Mornings
    Enrollment Fee: FREE!
    Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
    Grades: 4th - 6th
    Instructor: Jenice Rosen

    Sing out Sierra Canyon 4th – 6th grade students! Under the talented direction of our Music Specialist, Jenice Rosen, students will learn to cultivate their vocal instrument as they combine their musical and performance talents in perfect harmony. Choir take place on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 a.m.-8:35 a.m. and is free of charge to Lower School families.
  • Dance | Company A

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: 5th - 6th
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Learn to dance like a pro with our Lower School Dance Company! This in-house dance program provides age appropriate dance classes that culminate in several performances in front of friends and families. Geared for our youngest learners, these classes focus on motor skills and techniques utilized in all forms of dance. We strive to deliver the highest quality of dance training, while nurturing each student's unique talent and creativity. We wish to encourage our students to achieve their fullest potential to support them as they grow artistically and technically into well-rounded dancers.
  • Dance | Company B

    Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd - 4th
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Learn to dance like a pro with our Lower School Dance Company! This in-house dance program provides age appropriate dance classes that culminate in several performances in front of friends and families. Geared for our youngest learners, these classes focus on motor skills and techniques utilized in all forms of dance. We strive to deliver the highest quality of dance training, while nurturing each student's unique talent and creativity. We wish to encourage our students to achieve their fullest potential to support them as they grow artistically and technically into well-rounded dancers.
  • Dance | Hip Hop Company

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 1th - 6th
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Traditional hip hop class with a warm-up, across the floor, and choreography. There will also be a brief introduction of styles of hiphop such as funk, popping, locking, etc. Dancers will then perform in the end of semester recital at the Upper School Gym. This class is taught by Upper School Dance Company and Dance Team alum Nicki Adler.
  • Dance | Jr. Company

    Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st - 2nd
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Learn to dance like a pro with our Lower School Dance Company! This in-house dance program provides age appropriate dance classes that culminate in several performances in front of friends and families. We strive to deliver the highest quality of dance training, while nurturing each student's unique talent and creativity. We wish to encourage our students to achieve their fullest potential to support them as they grow artistically and technically into well-rounded dancers.
  • Dance | Tiny Toes

    Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $313
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Kindergarten
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $192
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-Kindergarten
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart
     
    Learn to dance like a pro with our Lower School Dance Company! This in-house dance program provides age appropriate dance classes that culminate in several performances in front of friends and families. Geared for our youngest learners, these classes focus on motor skills and techniques utilized in all forms of dance. We strive to deliver the highest quality of dance training, while nurturing each student's unique talent and creativity. We wish to encourage our students to achieve their fullest potential to support them as they grow artistically and technically into well-rounded dancers.
  • Musical Theater

    Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st - 6th
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Take the stage singing some of your favorite Broadway tunes in this exciting addition to our Lower School Dance Company! Students will experience what life looks like as a Broadway performer as they memorize lines, sing songs, and choreograph dance moves for a culminating show at the end of the semester. 
  • Sierra Onstage

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K - 6th
    Instructor: Stephanie Shear

    Sierra Onstage returns to bring playwriting to life! in this class, students will embark on a semester project culminating in an end-of-year performance in front of friends and loved ones. Students of any experience level are welcome to join the Onstage team which focuses on honing acting skills, memorizing lines, and building a stage-ready play, from Act One to the Finale.

Sports

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  • Junior Soccer Shots

    Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $313
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre K – 2nd
    Instructor: Leah Waxman
     
    Let’s play ball! Learn to pass, dribble, and shoot goals like a World Cup All-Star! In this high-energy class, students will work on basic soccer skills and immediately apply them in a small game to end each session. From learning the official rules to perfecting necessary mechanics, this is a great class for our younger students looking to begin their athletic journey at the Lower School. 
  • Soccer Shots

    Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd - 6th
    Instructor: Leah Waxman
     
    Let’s play ball! Learn to pass, dribble, and shoot goals like a World Cup All-Star! In this high-energy class, students will work on basic soccer skills and immediately apply them in a pickup game to end each session. From learning the official rules to perfecting necessary mechanics, this is a great class for those looking to begin their athletic journey at the Lower School. 
  • Junior Volleyball

    Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 2nd
    Instructor: Natalie Ento
     
    Attention all Pre-K – 2nd grade students! If you are interested in learning how to play volleyball with one of Sierra Canyon’s PE teachers and volleyball coach, look no further! Students will learn basic fundamentals and techniques in a positive and encouraging environment while playing outside on our beach volleyball court.
  • Volleyball Skills

    Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 3rd – 6th
    Instructor: Natalie Ento
     
    Serve, set, spike! If you are interested in learning how to play volleyball with one of Sierra Canyon's PE teachers and volleyball coach, look no further! The students will learn basic fundamentals and techniques in a positive and encouraging environment while playing on our beach volleyball court.
  • Young Ninjas

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre K – 3rd
    Instructor: Young Ninja's Instructors
     
    Young Ninjas apprentice program is a high energy, non-contact martial arts program, designed to teach children in grades Pre-K-3rd basic martial arts techniques in a fun and safe way. Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Kung Fu will be introduced through fun physical challenges, games and techniques, all based on characteristics of the Eagle.  Young Ninjas are also asked to follow the "Promise of the Ninja", which helps promote teamwork and leadership skills. All new and returning Young Ninjas receive an official Ninja Headband to wear during class, which recognizes their own level of personal achievement. A personalized certificate of Achievement will be handed out at the end of each completed session. All equipment and pads used in class are made from foam and are child friendly!
  • Intramural Sports

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $345
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: K – 6th
    Instructor: Natalie Ento
     
    Let's go outside and play! Students of all ages will grow and develop skills in games they enjoy including soccer, basketball, tennis, baseball, and more! This after-school class will give students of all ages the opportunity to play outdoor games with other students in a safe, supervised environment. Games will be divided up based on the student's age and grade. Intramural are the perfect answer for those looking to play organized games after-school!

Spirit

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  • Birthday Club (Free)

    Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: FREE!
    Time: 8:10 a.m.-8:35 a.m.
    Grades: 3rd – 6th
    Instructor: Eva Asker & Gaby Silk

    The Birthday Club is an organization designed to acknowledge and celebrate student and staff birthdays. Members of the Birthday Club attend weekly meetings where they prepare and deliver birthday cards and goodies to their fellow students. 


After School Program Team

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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.