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Learning Forward—from the Beginning

From the beginning, the Sierra Canyon community has always lived by a single shared credo: Go for it.

In 1972, our founders, Mick Horwitz and Howard Wang, envisioned and built a joyous, safe, invigorating summer camp in the northern Los Angeles countryside. They quickly realized that the camp's exceptionally nurturing philosophy could work wonders in an elementary school. Sierra Canyon School was born and thrived for decades, adding a Middle School and burgeoning to nearly 700 students.

In 2005, the School took another bold stride: opening a brand-new Upper Campus on the other side of DeSoto Avenue. Headed by entrepreneurially minded leaders, the School energized students, families, and educators yearning for the chance to innovate.

Today, Sierra Canyon's Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 program draws uncommonly creative thinkers, leaders, and learners from all over Los Angeles. And our trailblazing philosophywhich we call Learning Forwardcontinues to drive everything we do.

Learning Forward ensures your child gains unstoppable momentum to learn and explore, propelling her toward a lifetime of success.

We invite you to experience Learning Forward in person. Here's how to schedule a tour.
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.