How to Apply

Assessments & Interviews

Pre-K—5th Grade Applicants

Applicants for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5 will be invited to meet with our teachers on January 30th and February 6th for developmental readiness and maturity assessments. Scheduling will begin in December.

6th Grade Applicants

Students will be invited to meet with a 6th grade teacher to learn more about Sierra Canyon. These interviews will be scheduled from November through February.
Shadow Day:
If current Covid restrictions are lifted to allow us to safely bring visitors to campus, applicants for 6th grade will be invited to schedule a shadow day. Applicants will spend a few hours on campus shadowing a current student. Space will be limited.
Sierra Canyon has adopted a testing-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admission cycle. There is no penalty in not submitting scores. For students who choose to submit Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) test scores, score reports must be submitted by February 1, 2021.

7th—11th Grade Applicants

Zoom interviews are required of all Upper Campus applicants and require at least one parent or guardian to accompany the student. These interviews are informational and help Sierra Canyon get better acquainted with candidates and enable families to learn more about the School. Appointments are roughly 30 minutes including a Q&A portion with the accompanying parent or guardian. Once a family knows they are planning to apply, they are encouraged to contact the Admission Office at (818) 882-8121, ext. 323 to schedule an appointment.
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.