Tuition & Financial Aid

Affording Sierra Canyon

Sierra Canyon School recognizes the educational value of a school community that includes students from varied economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Our Financial Aid Program is fairly administered, clearly communicated, and consistently applied in accordance with the principles and practices of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). It is designed to help support families in grades K-12, who demonstrate financial need. School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid is used in determining a family's level of need. Sierra Canyon School is an equal opportunity environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, or by any other status protected by law.

All information concerning financial aid submitted to Sierra Canyon School is held in the strictest confidence. Only those individuals involved in the awarding of financial aid are privy to a family's financial information.

Financial Aid Principles

  • Sierra Canyon School considers financial aid as the single most important vehicle to maintain an economically diverse student population.
  • Financial Aid is distributed to qualifying families of students in grades Kindergarten through 12.
  • All families MUST REAPPLY for financial aid each year and upload the required documents. 
  • Sierra Canyon will give priority to families who have previously received aid prior to making any new commitments.

Steps to Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid

  1. Submit Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online by clicking here. Sierra Canyon’s code is 4093.
    Both parents, including those that have never married, are divorced or are separated, must submit all of the required financial aid documents in order for their child to be considered for financial aid.
  2. Upon completing the PFS, all required documentation should be uploaded directly to SSS.
  3. Click here for a PDF checklist step-by-step instructions.
  4. Click here for form 4506. Sign only and upload.

Tuition & Fees: 2024-25

Important Dates for the Financial Aid Process

September 1, 2023 - Financial aid application for 2024-25 school year opens for applicants and returning families. SSS code: 4093
December 1, 2023 - Financial aid application deadline for returning families
January 12, 2024 - Financial aid application and all supporting materials deadline for applicant families
March 8, 2024 - Admission and financial aid decisions posted online

Financial Aid Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Kendall Pillsbury

    Kendall Pillsbury 

    Director of Financial Aid
    Ext. 1142
  • Photo of Richard Shapiro

    Richard Shapiro 

    Chief Financial and Operating Officer
    Ext. 1141

Currently Enrolled Families: Due December 1, 2023

  1. All returning/current families applying for financial aid must submit the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online through SSS (School and Student Services for Financial Aid) and submit all required financial aid documents below by December 1, 2023.
  2. Financial Aid awards will be posted in January 2024 with re-enrollment agreements.

Admission Applicant Families: Due January 12, 2024

  1. Please indicate on your online application to Sierra Canyon that you are applying for financial aid.
  2. All applicant families applying for financial aid must complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) online and submit all required financial aid documents below to SSS (School and Student Services for Financial Aid) by January 12, 2024.
  3. Financial Aid awards will be posted online with admission decisions on contracts of accepted students in March.
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.