Academically Excellent

Sierra Canyon prides itself on small class sizes, which allows for individualized attention.


Strong Community

Sierra Canyon students reach out to help those in need.


Library Resources

The ever-expanding universe of ideas begins with a book and ignites a love of learning.

Unique Arts Curriculum

Sierra Canyon offers an array of visual, graphic, and performing arts opportunities. 

State-Of-The-Art Technology

From graphic design to creating presentations, students utilize technology to enhance their communication skills.

A Successful and Ever-Growing Athletics Program

Sierra Canyon has over 80 sports teams available for students in grades 4th-12th.


Strong Community

Sierra Canyon students building life-long friendships.


Academically Excellent

Sierra Canyon students work together to discover the joys of learning with the best teachers.


Student Wellness

Sierra Canyon provides opportunities for students to develop relationships with and receive advice both from their peers and from a trusted faculty mentor.

Unique Arts Curriculum

Sierra Canyon offers an array of arts courses such as sculpture, architecture, pottery, painting, dance, photography etc. 

A Successful and Ever-Growing Athletics Program

Sierra Canyon has over 80 sports teams available for students in grades 4th-12th.

State-Of-The-Art Technology

From reading readiness to digital editing, students utilize technology to enhance their awareness and expand their horizons.

News & Announcements
Cum Laude Society Induction!

The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 to recognize superior scholarship of students at the secondary school level. Over 100 years later, it continues to promote excellence, justice, and honor. Approval for a school to charter a new chapter of the Cum Laude Society is based on a rigorous application process, and fewer than 400 schools around the world are current members. Sierra Canyon proudly launched its chapter in 2013.

Recently, Sierra Canyon School held its fourth Cum Laude Induction Ceremony to honor these incredible students. Congratulations to the 22 Sierra Canyon juniors and seniors who were inducted into this prestigious society!

CLICK HERE to view a list of the 2016 inductees!

Monday, May 16, 2016 8:57:00 AM

Trailblazers Playing in College!

Sierra Canyon was proud to honor six student-athletes on Tuesday who will continue their athletic careers at their respective colleges next year. These standout SC athletes were celebrated during lunch on the Upper Campus Plaza in front of cheering family, friends and faculty!

Congratulations to these student-athletes for their hard work on and off the field. We can not wait to cheer you on at the next level! 

  • Spencer Vinson '16 (basketball): WPI
  • Mariah Ewing '16 (soccer): Harvey Mudd
  • Jonah Tipp '16 (soccer): Chapman
  • Wes Wright '16 (baseball): Occidental
  • Alon Arnaldes '16 (soccer): Cal Lutheran
  • Dexter Stinson '16 (football): Lafayette

Go Trailblazers! 

Monday, May 09, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Great Fair. Great Thanks!

The Great Fair brought the Sierra Canyon community together for a day of rides, games, food and FUN! From performances by our Lower School students to incredible Silent Auction opportunities and Raffle Baskets, the atmosphere was buzzing with enthusiasm.

A huge thank you to our incredible faculty & staff and the Parent Association's team of volunteers! This spectacular day would not have been possible without each and everyone of you!

CLICK HERE to enjoy scenes from Friday's Great Fair!

Friday, April 29, 2016 10:58:00 AM

SC's YoungArtist

Sierra Canyon would like to congratulate Nathan Le ’17 who attended the YoungArts Los Angeles Week last month and won The National YoungArts in the Classical music category. During YoungArts Los Angeles, YoungArts Winners in the visual, literary, performing and design arts took part in a week-long intensive and worked with masters in their field. These talented young artists presented their work through public performances and exhibitions at The Los  Angeles Theatre Center. On Thursday, March 17th, Nathan will be on the National Public Radio show, From the Top. He will be playing Kodaly Sonata. Congratulations, Nathan! 

CLICK HERE to watch Nathan’s performance.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 8:20:00 AM

Gold Key Scholastic Art Award Winner

Sierra Canyon congratulates Connor Gilmore ’16 who recently won the California Gold Key Scholastic Art Award, for his digital photograph, Shell Station. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers which seeks to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. The Gold Key Award is the highest award given, and now Connor’s photo will travel to New York City to be exhibited with other Gold Key winners. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works during the 2016 program year across 29 different categories of art and writing.

Connor became interested in photography in 7th grade and has been taking photos ever since. His Shell Station photo was from a night shoot Connor executed with his Nikon D800. He has done many night time photo shoots because as he explains it, “The camera interprets light differently at night, and it can show you things that you cannot see.” He was drawn to the expansive space shown in the gas station image. Connor plans to continue his love of photography in college. 

Congratulations to Connor for this prestigious award and tremendous accomplishment!

Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:39:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Upper Campus Award Assembly
Wed, 25 May 2016
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Recycling Drive Drop Off
Thu, 26 May 2016
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

12th Grade Commencement
Thu, 26 May 2016
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Exam Week (5/27; 5/31-6/3)
Fri, 27 May 2016
All Day Event

Character Assembly
Fri, 27 May 2016
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Mon, 30 May 2016
All Day Event

Exam Week Continues (5/31-6/3)
Tue, 31 May 2016
All Day Event

End of Year Used Uniform Sale
Tue, 31 May 2016
All Day Event

Instrumental Ensembles Spring Concert
Tue, 31 May 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Welcome to Sierra Canyon School

Located on 35 beautiful, rustic acres in the Chatsworth neighborhood of the northwest San Fernando Valley, Sierra Canyon School is distinguished by its commitment to excellence in education, the arts, and athletics while preparing students to live and thrive in the twenty-first century. 

Sierra Canyon is a selective independent, nondenominational, coeducational day school with two campuses: The Lower School, for students in Early Kindergarten - 6th Grade, is beautiful and provides the perfect setting for young children to discover the joys of learning, while the Upper School, for students in grades 712, evokes a modern, collegiate setting where parents are proud to send their children. 

Our educational programs are grounded in the Liberal Arts tradition, and designed to inspire students to pursue their passions whether they be in science, a foreign language, math, English, fine arts, history, architecture, the visual or performing arts, or athletics. Students also learn about the importance of giving and helping others through service learning projects at every grade level, while small classroom settings ensure children explore, and immerse themselves in topics presented.

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LOWER CAMPUS, Early Kindergarten - 6th Grade
11052 Independence Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 882-8121

UPPER CAMPUS, 7th - 12th Grade
20801 Rinaldi Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 882-8121


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