List of 14 frequently asked questions.

  • What are the school hours?

    The school hours are as follows:
    • Pre-K—2nd: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.*
    • 3rd6th: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.*
    • 7th12th: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.**

    *Grades Pre-K—6 are dismissed at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays
    **Grades 7—12 are dismissed at 2:15 p.m. on Fridays
  • Does Sierra Canyon offer before and after school care?

    Yes. The Lower School Campus offers complimentary before-school care beginning at 7:00 a.m. in the art room. After-school care is also complimentary until 6:00 p.m. 
  • At what age can students first apply to Sierra Canyon?

    Students must be 4 years old by September 1st of the year they enter Pre-Kindergarten or 5 years old by September 1st of the year they enter Kindergarten.
  • When is the deadline to apply?

    The sibling application deadline for grades Pre-Kindergarten—12 is December 1st.

    Lower School (Pre-K—6) applications are due December 15th, and all supplemental documents, such as teacher recommendations and report cards are due by January 19th.

    Middle and Upper School (7—12) applications are due December 15th, and all supplemental documents, such as teacher recommendations and transcripts are due by January 19th. ISEE results are due by January 31st.

    Applications submitted after the deadline dates will be evaluated on a space-available basis.
  • When will I find out if my child was accepted?

    • Applicants for 9th—12th: Letters posted Friday, March 9, 2018
    • Applicants for Pre-K—8th: Letters posted Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Does Sierra Canyon provide transportation?

    Yes. Sierra Canyon provides bus transportation services throughout the San Fernando Valley with pick-up and drop-off in the following areas: Bel Air, Brentwood, Burbank, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Encino, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks, and Valencia. View the full bus schedule.
  • What is the boy/girl ratio?

    While we attempt to keep a 50-50 balance between boys and girls at each grade level, this is sometimes difficult to do. We give greater consideration to enrolling the most qualified and appropriate applicants.
  • What is the Student/Teacher ratio?

    On the Lower Campus, the student/teacher ratio is 5:1 (Reading/Math). There is a lead teacher and assistant teacher in each classroom on the Lower Campus in grades Pre-Kindergarten—5. On the Upper Campus, the student/teacher ratio is 10:1.
  • What grade levels have openings?

    Our natural entry points are Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, 7th, and 9th grades. We do accept students on a space available basis in other grade levels.
  • Does Sierra Canyon give scholarships?

    No. Sierra Canyon does not offer merit or athletic scholarships. All funds are distributed in the form of need-based financial aid. The financial aid budget, including tuition remission, is over $4 million. Learn more about affording a Sierra Canyon education.
  • Whom do I contact with questions regarding Financial Aid?

    Please contact our Director of Financial Aid, Kendall Pillsbury, at (818) 882-8121, ext. 120 or for more information.
  • Is Sierra Canyon affiliated with a particular religion?

    No. We accept students of any race, color, religious, national and ethnic origin and offer all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
  • Do Sierra Canyon students wear uniforms?

    Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade students do have a uniform and must adhere to the School's uniform guidelines, as outlined in the Lower School Dress Code Policy.

    For students in 7th-12th grades, while they do not have a uniform, they must adhere to a dress code which is outlined in the Upper Campus Student Handbook.

Important Numbers

Sierra Canyon Phone: (818) 882-8121
Lower Campus Admission Fax: (818) 882-4953
Upper Campus Admission Fax: (818) 534-0499

Admission Team

List of 7 members.

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.