Middle School | Grades 7 & 8

Middle School Overview

Grades 7 & 8: Learning Forward through the Middle School Years

During the Middle School years, your child experiences thrilling, sometimes bewildering changes as they transition from a child into a teenager. At Sierra Canyon, we have designed our Middle School program to help students effectively direct all their inquisitive energy, while helping build the academic, social, and emotional skills to thrive as a learner and individual.

Our Middle School students share our sweeping, sunlit Upper Campus building with students in grades 9 through 12—so your child gets a first-hand glimpse of what lies ahead while feeling firmly grounded in their own close-knit community.

Designing an original physics experiment to demonstrate angular momentum, trying a hand at improv comedy, exploring Washington, D.C. with teachers and classmates, or launching a fundraiser to buy supplies for a neighborhood school, your child grows as a unique human being and member of a larger society.

By the end of 8th grade, your child has become an impressively self-aware, self-advocating, and self-directed young person—primed to succeed in our Upper School and to make a significant difference in the wider world.

Want to learn more? We invite you to examine our curriculum in grades 7-8 and schedule a Middle School tour.

Middle School Team

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Lindsay Koss

    Lindsay Koss 

    Director of Grades 7-9; MS Faculty
    Ext. 1115
  • Photo of Jenny Hernandez

    Jenny Hernandez 

    Dean of Grades 7 & 8; MS Faculty
    Ext. 1166
  • Photo of Valerie Wolpa

    Valerie Wolpa 

    Middle School Administrative Assistant
    Ext. 1116
  • Photo of Tom Keller

    Tom Keller 

    Director of Studies; MS Faculty
    Ext. 1126

Teacher Perspective

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.