Sierra Canyon School

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    11052 Independence Ave., Chatsworth
    20801 Rinaldi St., Chatsworth

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Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, coeducational college preparatory boarding school serving students in prekindergarten through grade 12. The school’s alumni attend top colleges such as Harvard, Columbia, Brown, NYU, Duke, Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Tell us about your educational approach.

“Sierra Canyon School equips students to rethink the familiar and embrace the unknown. It is a place where ingenious teachers, intrepid students and forward-thinking leaders work together to shape an education on the adventurous edge. Teachers create hands-on learning experiences in the classroom, on the stage, on the playing field and court, and on life-changing journeys.”

What do students and parents love about your school?

“On the sheltering green grounds of our Lower Campus, our expert early childhood teachers nurture our young learners’ intellectual and moral development in equal measure, giving them an unusual firm foundation for learning and growing. Our students connect academic studies to real life from day one.

We have designed our Middle School program to help our students effectively direct their energy while building their academic, social and emotional skills to thrive as learners and individuals. By the end of their Middle School journey, our students become impressively self-aware, self-advocating and self-directed young individuals—primed to succeed in our Upper School.

Upper School students consistently transform original ideas into real solutions. From chasing down leads for our award-winning Standard newspaper to developing new technologies to increase independence for disabled individuals, our students come to deeply know and respect their own interests and capabilities—and those of others.”

What is one of your school’s most popular programs?

“Our Middle School and Upper School students enjoy an adventure of a lifetime every year with Peak Week. Students choose from dozens of local and international experiences that take their learning beyond the classroom and into new territory. No matter which journey our students select, they will come back overflowing with fresh ideas, skills and confidence.”

How does Sierra Canyon School prepare graduates for the future?

“Equipped with exceptional understanding and guided by attentive teachers and college counselors, our students confidently determine their own path to college and career success. Our alumni are primed to excel at the next level, forge purposeful careers and employ their unshakable optimism to improve the wider world.”