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Head of School Welcome

Excellentia propter se
Excellence is its own reward.
Welcome to Sierra Canyon School, a premier independent college preparatory school serving students from Early Kindergarten through 12th grade. Sierra Canyon embraces academic and personal excellence, wherein each student is treated as an individual and has the opportunity to strive and attain his or her best. We believe that excellence is not a single standard held aloft, but rather something to be measured from within each member of the community.

Our diverse, experienced and qualified teachers are passionate about empowering students to reach their full potential. They inspire students to achieve their personal best and develop a lifelong love of learning. The Lower School program lays the foundation and places strong emphasis on the development of basic skills within small instructional groups. Students work at their appropriate instructional level, regardless of age and grade. Learning centers are utilized to best meet students' individual instructional needs.

As they progress, students find that the skills developed in the lower grades provide them with the tools necessary to excel within the rigorous academic curriculum of the Middle and Upper School programs. Within this dynamic educational setting, they embrace the social and academic challenges set forth, so that they are able to thrive in an environment where intellectual discourse, individual growth and free thought are encouraged and celebrated.

Within the pages of this website you will learn more about Sierra Canyon School. We encourage you, however, to visit our School and experience for yourself the excellence that is a Sierra Canyon education.

Best wishes,

Jim Skrumbis

Jim Skrumbis
Head of School
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.