How to Apply

How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in Sierra Canyon. We look forward to guiding you through the admission process. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us:
(818) 882-8121
Lower Campus: Ext. 105 or
Upper Campus: Ext. 323 or

List of 5 items.

  • Step 1: Submit an Online Application

    We are grateful for your interest in Sierra Canyon, but please know our application deadline for the 2022-2023 school year was December 15. If you are still interested in applying, please call us first to inquire. We are only accepting applications on a space-available basis.

    Apply online for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12.

    • Age Requirements:
      • Please note that applicants for Pre-Kindergarten must be four years old, and applicants for Kindergarten must be five years old by August 1 of the year they enter Sierra Canyon School.
    • Online Application:
      • We accept either the Sierra Canyon online application or the Standard Application Online (SAO) through SSAT. Please use either link on the right. (On the mobile device, the links are below.)
    • Admission Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available in August 2022.
  • Step 2: Submit the grade level recommendation forms

  • Step 3: Assessments & Interviews

  • Step 4: Register for the ISEE or SSAT (Testing is optional for applicants to the 2022-2023 year.)

    • 6th-11th grade applicants who choose to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) should do so before February 1, 2022.
      • For the ISEE online at home, school sites, or Prometric, register at and include Sierra Canyon School's code: 054121 to send a score report.
      • Search test locations and register for the SSAT at and indicate that the results be sent to Sierra Canyon.
  • Step 5: Complete Online Student Essay Response

    For grades 7 through 11:
    Student applicants are required to participate in a short online essay response. No preparation is necessary. (Request the link if your student wishes to pursue this prior to the submission of the application.) The essay must be completed in one sitting, within 30-minutes, prior to January 14, 2022. Only one essay submission per applicant is permitted.

    For grade 6:
    Please find information about the sixth grade writing requirement under STEP 3 above.
If you would like to receive more details about the admission process and an information packet in the mail, please fill out our inquiry form by clicking the button below.

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Admission Application Timeline for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • August 1: 2022-2023 Admission Application Available
  • October 15: Current Sibling and Faculty/Staff Admission Application Deadline
  • December 15: Admission Application Deadline
  • January 14: Supplemental Document Deadline + Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • January 14: Student Online Essay Response Due for Domestic Applicants to Grades 7-11
  • Jan. 22 and Feb. 12: Pre-K through Grade 5 Admission Testing
  • February 1: 6th Grade Writing Exercise Due (Required) / 6th-12th Grade ISEE or SSAT Testing Completed (Optional)
  • March 11: Grades Pre-K–12 Admission Notifications Posted and Emailed at 5:00 p.m.
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.