Admission

FAQs

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the school hours?

    The school hours are as follows:
    • Pre-Kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.*
    • Kindergarten-6th: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.*
    • 7th-12th: 8:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.*

    *All grade levels are dismissed at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays
  • Does Sierra Canyon offer before and after school care?

    Yes. The Lower School Campus offers complimentary before-school care beginning at 7:00 a.m. After-school care is also complimentary until 6:00 p.m. 
  • At what age can students first apply to Sierra Canyon?

    Students must be 4 years old by September 1st of the year they enter Pre-Kindergarten or 5 years old by September 1st of the year they enter Kindergarten. Applications are due on December 15th.
  • When is the deadline to apply?

    The sibling application deadline for grades Pre-Kindergarten—12 is October 15th.

    All other applications are due December 15th, and all supplemental documents, such as teacher recommendations and report cards are due by January 17th. The ISEE or SSAT should be taken on or before February 1st for 6th-12th grade applicants.

    Applications submitted after the deadline dates will be evaluated on a space-available basis.
  • When will I find out if my child was accepted?

    • Applicants for 9th—12th: Letters posted Friday, March 6, 2020
    • Applicants for Pre-K—8th: Letters posted Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Does Sierra Canyon provide transportation?

    Yes. Sierra Canyon provides bus transportation services throughout the San Fernando Valley with pick-up and drop-off in the following areas: Bel Air, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Culver City, Woodland Hills, Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, and Valencia. View the full bus schedule.
  • What size are the classes?

    Lower School classes are comprised of about 20 students. In Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade, students have a Lead Teacher and a full-time Assistant Teacher. In addition to their primary classroom, students participate in Specialist classes through the week for music, art, technology, Spanish, and PE. The 6th grade classes model the Middle School schedule. Our 6th grade classes have up to 20 students per classeach led by one teacher. Students attend individual classes for each of their academic disciplines on a rotating schedule. The student:faculty ratio for the Lower Campus is 8:1.

    The average class size for Middle and Upper School is 14. The student:faculty ratio is 10:1. Students attend different classes for their individual subjects. Due to their small size, these classes are intimate and highly interactive. 
  • What grade levels have openings?

    Our natural entry points are Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, 6th, 7th, and 9th grades. We do accept students on a space-available basis in other grade levels.
  • Does Sierra Canyon give scholarships?

    No. Sierra Canyon does not offer merit or athletic scholarships. All financial assistance funds are distributed in the form of need-based financial aid. The financial aid budget, including tuition remission, is over $4 million. Learn more about affording a Sierra Canyon education.

    In addition to the admission application, a separate financial aid application must be submitted with supplementary financial documents by January 17, 2020.
  • Whom do I contact with questions regarding Financial Aid?

    Please contact our Director of Financial Aid, Kendall Pillsbury, at (818) 882-8121, ext. 120 or kpillsbury@sierracanyonschool.org for more information.
  • Is Sierra Canyon affiliated with a particular religion?

    No. We accept students of any race, color, religious, national and ethnic origin and offer all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
  • Do Sierra Canyon students wear uniforms?

    Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students do have a uniform and must adhere to the School's uniform guidelines, as outlined in the Lower School Dress Code Policy.

    For students in 7th-12th grades, while they do not have a uniform, they must adhere to a dress code which is outlined in the Upper Campus Student Handbook.

Important Numbers

Sierra Canyon Phone: (818) 882-8121
Lower Campus Admission Fax: (818) 882-4953
Upper Campus Admission Fax: (818) 534-0499

Admission Team

List of 7 members.

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.