Academics
Upper School | Grades 9—12
Programs

Experiential Learning

Investigate the World

Central to Sierra Canyon’s mission is the belief that students should be given opportunities to investigate the world beyond the four walls of the classroom and to let that world inform the knowledge they are gaining from traditional coursework.

7th Grade Trip

Each October, the 7th grade spends a collaborative and community-building week together in their natural surroundings. Students support and cheer each other on during team challenges and trust activities. This trip proves the power of experiential learning: inspiring hearts and transforming mindsets.

8th Grade Trip

Every October, Head of School Jim Skrumbis leads our 8th grade class on a five day/four night journey through Washington, D.C. An important complement to the US History curriculum, students explore our nation’s capital, tour government buildings, and visit historical landmarks.

Freshman Retreat

Before the school year begins, the freshman class participates in a three-day wilderness experience in Big Bear, CA. This trip is designed to broaden students’ understanding of the natural world, solidify new and old friendships, test physical abilities, and push students a bit out of their comfort zone.
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.