Academics
Lower School | Grades Pre-K—6

Student Life

Assembly

Lower School students participate in grade level, theme-based performances during a scheduled assembly. The Assembly Program teaches auditorium procedures for all students, and provides an appropriate arena in which to develop self-confidence and public speaking skills before a large group. In addition, monthly Core Essentials assemblies are held, which teach our students to become trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, empathetic, and contributing citizens to the world.

Field Trips

Experiential learning is an important part of the Sierra Canyon education. Teachers frequently use field trips to extend or enhance ideas discussed in the classroom. Notification is always sent home prior to taking students from campus. Buses are used for all field trips.

Beginning in 2nd grade, extended trips are introduced. These “field study” excursions not only enhance the curriculum, but also teach our students about the importance of group living, leadership and team building skills. The following is a list of the overnight trips:


Grade
Trip
Location
Duration
Purpose
2nd
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Program focuses on
Marine Life
3rd
Native Ways
Sierra Canyon
Lower Campus
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Study of Native American Culture
4th
California Missions
Solvang
1 Night/2 Days
California History & Group Living Skills
4th
VT Ranch Santa Clarita
1 Night/2 Days
Life as an Early
California Settlers
5th
Pali Institute
San Bernardino Mountains
2 Nights/3 Days
Team Building, Leadership & Outdoor Education
5th
Riley's Farm San Bernardino Mountains 1 Night/2 Days
Team Building, Leadership & Revolutionary War Program
6th
Olympic Park Institute (OPI)
Olympic Rainforest, Washington
6 Nights/5 Days
Team Building, Leadership, Outdoor Education & Ecology of Rainforest Studies

Clubs

The Lower Campus fosters creation and innovation, and our young learners are invited to partner with a faculty member to create new clubs. Lower School students are encouraged to participate in initiatives that speak to their interests and passions. Clubs include:

  • Birthday Club
  • Coding Club
  • Dance Company
  • Film Academy
  • Garden Club
  • Green Team
  • Lego Architecture Club
  • Rock Band
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.