Upper School | Grades 9—12

Upper School Overview

Grades 9-12: Where Learning Forward Leads

From Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, Sierra Canyon's momentum-building program equips your child to rethink the familiar and embrace the unknown. Our students' Learning Forward journey culminates in the sunlit intellectual laboratory of our Upper School, where their well-earned academic and personal confidence launches them into college, career, and life beyond.

Our entrepreneurial, question-driven philosophy fosters both independent thinking and productive collaboration—so your child consistently transforms original ideas into real solutions. They develop new technologies to increase disabled people's independence. They can direct professional actors in their own movie. They can chase down leads for our award-winning Standard newspaper and discover firsthand how ancient history shaped modern Italy. All the while, your child comes to deeply know and respect their own interests and capabilities—and those of others.

Equipped with that exceptional understanding, guided by attentive teachers and college counselors, our students confidently determine their own path to college and career success. Our Upper School graduates regularly enroll in top colleges—including Harvard, Columbia, Brown, NYU, Duke, Stanford, and UC Berkeley—and go on to forge satisfying and significant lives.

We invite you to find out more about our Upper School. Please consider our grade 9-12 curriculum and schedule an Upper School tour. 

Upper School Team

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Stephanie Rubin

    Stephanie Rubin 

    Upper School Director
    (818) 882-8121 Ext. 1111
  • Photo of Lindsay Koss

    Lindsay Koss 

    Director of Grades 7-9; MS Faculty
    Ext. 1115
  • Photo of Deron Braswell

    Deron Braswell 

    Dean of Grades 11 & 12
    Ext. 1164
  • Photo of Alice Lee

    Alice Lee 

    Dean of Grades 9 & 10; ASB Advisor, World Languages Instructor
    Ext. 1165
  • Photo of Bianca Jenkins

    Bianca Jenkins 

    Upper School Administrative Assistant
    Ext. 1112
  • Photo of Valerie Wolpa

    Valerie Wolpa 

    Middle School Administrative Assistant
    Ext. 1116

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.