Admission
How to Apply

Assessments & Interviews

Pre-K—5th Grade Applicants

Virtual Student Assessment (required):
An assessment process for developmental readiness and maturity is required for applicants in grades Pre-K through 5. After you submit your child’s application, you will receive specific information about this step in the admission process. Please save the dates: January 30th and February 6th.

Virtual Parent Interview (required):
A parent interview is a required part of the admission process and offers parents the opportunity to learn more about Sierra Canyon and the admission process. We look forward to getting better acquainted and answering any questions you may have. Please contact Heidi Machhour at hmachhour@sierracanyonschool.org or call (818) 882-8121, ext. 104.

6th Grade Applicants

Virtual Student Interview (required):
Our sixth grade teaching team is excited to meet their prospective students! These short, fifteen-minute interviews will give your child a chance to get to know one of our teachers and learn more about Sierra Canyon. Please contact Heidi Machhour at hmachhour@sierracanyonschool.org or call (818) 882-8121, ext. 104 to set up a convenient time for your child’s interview.

Virtual Parent Interview (required):
A parent interview is a required part of the admission process and offers parents the opportunity to learn more about Sierra Canyon and the admission process. We look forward to getting better acquainted and answering any questions you may have. Please contact Heidi Machhour at hmachhour@sierracanyonschool.org or call (818) 882-8121, ext. 104.

Virtual 6th Grade Applicant Hangout (optional, but strongly encouraged):
Please save the date: Saturday, February 20th, 10:00 – 11:00 am.
Invitations will be sent by email in late January.
Since current COVID-19 restrictions will not allow us to have our applicants spend time on campus, we invite our sixth grade applicants to join us for a Virtual Hangout to meet current sixth grade students and teachers. Prospective students will get to participate in a fun virtual activity and learn more about Sierra Canyon.

Testing (optional):
Sierra Canyon has adopted a testing-optional policy for the 2020-2021 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, 2021.

7th—11th Grade Applicants

Interview:
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.