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 21 or 28.

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/Campus Visit
(required):
Our sixth-grade teaching team is excited to meet their prospective students! This one-hour visit will include a tour of our beautiful campus, a short writing exercise, and the required student interview. Starting in early December, applicants will receive an appointment for January 21 or 28.

ISEE or SSAT Testing (optional):
The Admission Committee considers all aspects of a candidate’s admission profile. Since testing is only one of the factors that predicts a student’s academic potential, Sierra Canyon will continue a testing-optional policy for the 2022-2023 admission cycle. Students who choose not to submit scores will not have any disadvantage in our admission process. 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, 2023.

7th—11th Grade Applicants

Interview:
On-campus interviews are required of all Upper Campus applicants and require at least one parent or guardian to accompany the student. These interviews are informal and help Sierra Canyon get better acquainted with candidates, while enabling families to become more familiar with the School. Appointments are approximately 45-minutes and include a Q&A portion with the accompanying parent or guardian and a 15-minute writing prompt.

Assessment:
Sierra Canyon is continuing our ISEE and SSAT testing-optional policy for the 2023-2024 admission cycle. There is no penalty for not submitting these scores. However, in addition to the writing prompt, applicants to Upper Campus are required to submit all standardized testing that has been administered at their respective schools for the current school year. All testing on file at applicants’ schools are required to accompany official transcripts.
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.