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

Spring Courses

Academic

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  • Cooking with Ms. Kira

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $480
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 3rd
    Instructor: Kira Blauvelt
     
    Let’s get cooking! Learn essential cooking techniques and skills to put together fun and healthy recipes. Students will explore a variety of tastes and smells while working with different ingredients. Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Kira Blauvelt, will teach students how to create delicious dishes with ease and finesse. This class will bring a satisfaction to not only your taste buds but also your culinary confidence! 
  • 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.
  • Junior Spanish Immersion

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – K
    Instructor: Tracy Wagner

    Venture into the world and heritage of the Spanish language. This fun “immersion” class geared for our younger learners will introduce Spanish vocabulary while incorporating fun projects, music, and games on a weekly basis. Senora Wagner can’t wait to see you!
  • Mandarin

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 1st
    Instructor: Randilyn Kuo
     
    Immerse yourself in this cultural experience. Each week, students will participate in different games, art projects, and activities learning about the Mandarin language and Chinese culture.
  • 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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  • Young Engineers

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 3rd
    Instructor: 5 Star Enrichment
     
    Explore the world of mechanisms and machines in this fun introduction to engineering. Our Young Engineers will get to embark on a journey of using toys to construct their own simple machines. From building with legos to deconstructing RC car engines, this class brings a whole new meaning to hands-on learning.

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: $480
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th
    Instructor: Mick Donahue

    Wednesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $480
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 6th
    Instructor: Mick Donahue

    Thursdays
    Enrollment Fee: $480
    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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  • Paint Day for Kids

    Day: Tuesday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 1st
    Instructor: Kira Blauvelt
     
    Come get creative! This art class is designed for our younger learners to explore their artistic side while walking them through a step-by-step process to complete their own masterpiece. Students will learn to paint with confidence and will gain knowledge and artistic skills. Each student will produce a work of art that will reflect their own individual talents and creativityThis class will be taught by one of our Kindergarten teachers, Ms. Blauvelt. 
  • Superheroes 101

    Day: Monday
    Enrollment Fee: $420
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 5th
    Instructor: Jason Williams
     
    Dive into the world of comic book design! Learn to draw your favorite superheroes and bring them to life alongside our very own published author and illustrator, Jason Williams! Students will have an opportunity to build their artistic motor skills while learning the basics of comic book construction, story creation, and illustration. 
  • Young Artists

    Day: Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $450
    Time: 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 6th
    Instructor: Beth O'Malley

    Join our Lower School Art Teacher Beth O’Malley as you embark on the wonderful world of drawing. Students will have a wonderful opportunity to sharpen their art skills alongside our in-house expert! Great for students with a passion for art looking to improve their skills.

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.
  • Circular Motion

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 4th – 6th
    Instructor: Erika Burke
     
    Join 4th grade teacher Mrs. Burke and push the boundaries of movement and dance with the worlds easiest dance partner - a hula hoop! Finally, a partner that can’t step on your toes! Not only will you learn how to spin the hoop around multiple parts of the body, but how to do tricks with them as well! Students will be able to customize their very own hoop to keep for the duration of the class (and take home with them when the semester is over!). It's so fun and interactive, you won't even know that you are also getting a great, whole-body work out and improving your balance. 
  • Dance | Company A

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    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: $475
    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: $475
    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: $375
    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: $475
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Kindergarten
    Instructor: Jessica Steinhart

    Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $475
    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.
  • Junior Sierra On Stage

    Day: Fridays 
    Enrollment Fee: $420
    Time: 2:45 p.m. –3:45 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K - 1st
    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.
  • Musical Theater

    Tuesdays
    Enrollment Fee: $475
    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

    Day: Mondays
    Enrollment Fee: $450
    Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd - 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.
  • Vocal Jazz + Pop A Capella

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $480
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 6th
    Instructor: Reed Galloway
     
    Learn to sing, harmonize, and create beats with your voice! Students will love this new class added to the Lower School music program that focuses on a cappella singing. The class will culminate in a performance at the end of the semester alongside our other music programs. 

Sports

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  • Fencing (Jedi Academy)

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: 1st – 3rd
    Instructor: Action Events LA
     
    This fun, interactive, “intro-to-fencing” course allows our younger learners to use the force while practicing discipline and self control. Young Jedis will use “lightsabers” to learn some basic fencing techniques from master instructors from Swordplay LA. Come join the fun! 
  • Introduction to Golf

    Day: Wednesday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 1st
    Instructor: Branden Kornmaier
     
    Learn the basics to one of the most popular sports in the world. Our Intro. to Golf class is geared for our younger learners who have little to no golf experience. Students will have an opportunity to learn how to hold a club, hit training balls, and have plan participating in golf-specific games on a weekly basis. 
  • Junior Intramural

    Day: Monday
    Enrollment Fee: $350
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Grades: Pre-K – 1st
    Instructor: Natalie Ento
     
    Come outside and play! This grade level specific class focuses on sports and fun for our younger learners (Pre K – 1st). Each week will focus on different games that are age appropriate. An emphasis on this class will be spent on team-building, basic sports mechanics, and fun! 
  • Junior Volleyball

    Day: Thursday
    Enrollment Fee: $400
    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.
  • Young Ninjas

    Fridays
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    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: Intro. to LS Athletics

    Day: Friday
    Enrollment Fee: $375
    Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
    Grades: 2nd – 3rd
    Instructor: Jason Lesner
     
    The perfect class for future Sierra Canyon athletes! This new adaption of our intramurals course introduces our 2nd and 3rd grade students to the world of Lower School athletics. Students will learn about SC’s different sport programs, participate in mock-games, learn the CIF rules, and learn how to be a disciplined athlete who embraces Sierra Canyon’s values and sportsmanship.

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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    Garrett Crosby 

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

    Lisa Ortiz 

    Accounts Receivable Manager
    Ext. 107
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.