Since its founding in 1978, Sierra Canyon School has worked extremely hard to be a good neighbor to the Chatsworth residential and equestrian community in which it is located. From the beginning, the School’s leadership has valued the beautiful, bucolic landscape of its Lower Campus and made every effort to enhance or maintain those qualities. When the new Upper Campus was built to the east of De Soto Avenue, those values were maintained and consideration was given to the neighbors whose homes surround the School.
This Chatsworth community is zoned by the city as an equestrian center and parklands. Horses can be seen daily utilizing the equestrian trail which runs along the perimeter of the Lower Campus, and continues to the north of the Upper Campus. Sierra Canyon built and maintains a portion of that trail. When a sports field and playgrounds were added to the west end of the Lower Campus, requiring a modification to the existing trail, the School’s founding directors consulted with local equestrians to ensure the quality of the new trail.