Admission
How to Apply

Assessments & Interviews

Pre-K—5th Grade Applicants

Parent Interview (required):
The required parent interview offers parents the opportunity to learn more about Sierra Canyon and the admission process. We combine the interview with a private tour of our beautiful Lower School Campus. The interview and tour are intended for adults only and are scheduled on Monday through Thursday mornings.

For parents who are unable to come to campus, it would be our pleasure to schedule a Zoom interview.

We look forward to getting better acquainted and answering any questions you may have. To make an appointment, please contact Heidi Machhour at hmachhour@sierracanyonschool.org or call (818) 882-8121, ext. 104.

Student Assessment
(required):
An assessment process for developmental readiness and maturity is required for applicants in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5. After submitting your child's application, we will send you specific information about this step in the admission process. Starting in early December, applicants will receive an appointment for January 22 or February 12.

6th Grade Applicants

Parent Interview (required):
The required parent interview offers parents the opportunity to learn more about Sierra Canyon and the admission process. We combine the interview with a private tour of our beautiful Lower School Campus. The interview and tour are intended for adults only and are scheduled Monday through Thursday mornings.

For parents who are unable to come to campus, it would be our pleasure to schedule a Zoom interview.

We look forward to getting better acquainted and answering any questions you may have. To make an appointment, please contact Heidi Machhour at hmachhour@sierracanyonschool.org or call (818) 882-8121, ext. 104.

Student Interview
(required):
Our sixth-grade teaching team is excited to meet their prospective students! After submitting an application, you will be receiving more information about this step in the admission process, as well as an opportunity for applicants to visit campus in January or February. 

Writing Exercise (required):
We look forward to learning more about our sixth-grade applicants and invite them to participate in our 30-minute Writing Exercise.

After submitting your child's application, we will send you information about completing the Writing Exercise through the Sierra Canyon Portal. No preparation is necessary, but the essay must be completed in one 30-minute sitting. Students can complete this step of the admission process at their convenience prior to February 1, 2022.

ISEE or SSAT Testing (optional):
Sierra Canyon has adopted a testing-optional policy for the 2022-2023 admission cycle. There is no penalty for 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, 2022.

7th—11th Grade Applicants

Interview:
On-campus or 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.