Study Skills

Sierra Canyon School offers a summer Study Skills class to all entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students to prepare for the transition to the Upper Campus and Sierra Canyon’s challenging curriculum.

Date & Time:
  • 7th Grade: July 23rd  – July 27th
  • 8th Grade: July 30th – August 3rd (This session is FULL.)
  • 9th Grade: August 6th – August 10th (This session is FULL.)
  • 7th Grade: August 13th – August 17th
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. each day
Course Cost:
This course is designed to focus on the fundamental study skills required throughout the Sierra Canyon curriculum, but most specifically in reading and writing. This class introduces, reinforces, and helps develop the necessary academic habits and abilities that students are expected to have entering the Middle and Secondary School at Sierra Canyon School. These skills include:

  • Effective reading and writing strategies
  • Time-Management
  • Study Strategies for Tests and Quizzes
  • Managing Calendars and the School Planner
  • Setting Up and Maintaining a Notebook
  • Note-Taking
  • Metacognition – Awareness of One’s Own Learning
  • Outlining, and Chunking of Information
  • Annotating and Marginal Notes
  • Paraphrasing and Synthesis of Ideas
  • Vocabulary Building
In addition, students will be expected to have read the required summer reading for his or her grade level. These titles will be shared after registration.  This is tremendously helpful in getting ahead of the English academic year as the first unit concerns this reading in each grade level.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom Keller at or at (818) 882-8121, ext 304.
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
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.