Giving

FAQs

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • How do gifts to the Sierra Canyon Fund impact the students?

    Your gift to the Sierra Canyon Fund supports all of the programs that make our school unique: experienced and dedicated teachers who are passionate about teaching; an engaging curriculum; individualized attention and a low student-teacher ratio; state-of-the-art technology and equipment; outstanding facilities, including visual arts studios, an engineering lab and classrooms for scientific investigations; stellar athletic programs; library resources; and exclusive programs for experiential learning.
  • Why not just raise tuition?

    We keep tuition at a minimum as a means to compete with tuition levels at our peer institutions and to ensure the diverse character of the School. The Sierra Canyon Fund helps to keep tuition manageable, and unlike tuition, philanthropic gifts to Sierra Canyon are 100% tax-deductible.
  • I give to the School’s events and in other ways, do I still need to make a gift to the Sierra Canyon Fund?

    The Sierra Canyon Fund is the only annual fundraising effort that measures parent participation and publishes the percentage of parents who made a gift. It is the single most important measure of how strongly the School’s constituents believe in our mission, and in what the School has done for their children’s academic progress, character development, and growth in the arts and athletics. So even if you do participate in school life in other ways, your gift to the Sierra Canyon Fund is important.
  • How much should I give to the Sierra Canyon Fund?

    Each year, we ask each family to make a meaningful gift to the School. Meaningful is commensurate with your family’s gift capacity. Every gift makes an immediate impact and each gift is deeply appreciated. All families, regardless of any financial assistance they may receive, will be asked to make their gift to the Sierra Canyon Fund. Each contribution makes a difference in the life of Sierra Canyon School, and the quality of education that your child receives.
  • When do I make my annual gift?

    The Sierra Canyon Fund launches in the fall and we encourage gifts to be made early in the year. However, gifts can be made throughout the school year, up until the end of the School’s fiscal year on June 30.

Institutional Advancement Team

List of 4 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.