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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
11052 Independence Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Telephone
(818) 882-8121

Applying

Application Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$150
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,700
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
38%
Average Financial Aid
$14,420
From Sierra Canyon School

Sierra Canyon School is a Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 experience that 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. Graduates are primed to excel at the finest colleges and universities, forge purposeful careers, and employ their unshakable optimism to improve the wider world.

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Sierra Canyon School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
85 responses
Average ACT
29
59 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Graduation
    21%
  • Athletic events, holiday parties, Gala,
    18%
  • Homecoming, Bollywood, Grandparent Day, Peak Week
    18%
  • Candlelighting, solar car races, the Fair,
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,076
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
    62%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
    77%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $14,975
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Low
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Low
    92%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
    Living in the Area
    B
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      D
    Median Household Income
    $54,501
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,302
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $549,800
    National
    $184,700

    Sierra Canyon School Reviews

    76 reviews
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    I have been a teacher at Sierra Canyon for many years. I left after 18 years and taught at another school, but gradually made my way back home. The community, culture, and overall educational experience offered is something so unique that I couldn't stay away. I always felt like I was on loan until I came back. Sierra is a place that become a home. The feeling of belonging and comfort is something unique to Sierra, whether as a teacher or a student. Relations developed are forever, evidenced in the return of children of past students, and continued communication between teachers, parents , and students who have graduated. This is my happy place!
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    After relocating to CA, we were most impressed with SC as it provided the most comprehensive education. We felt that their approach to education was the most aligned in honing key life and morale character skills needed for one to succeed. Unfortunately, others focused solely on academics. Additionally, unlike one of the most reputable schools in LA, SC didn't make the parents go through a separate interview which we found insulting given our educational and professional credentials. As a result, our daughter turned down this other offer and happily enrolled at SC.
    It must be said that the school has asked parents recently to review the school on niche. Athletics take priority over all, leading to underfunding over other portions of the school. Every teacher i have had has been fantastic. When you are at Sierra Canyon you feel like a commodity, an investment by the school and based on how much money you generate, you get special treatment. If you have the money or you generate the money for the school, you can get away with a lot, and I've seen plenty of expellable offenses be swept under the rug after a large donation or simple due to the stardom of the kid. If you watch an assembly you would understand that their is little to no school spirit. What this school is good at is getting you into good colleges. Come for the results the school can bring, spend the time to use the resources that are available, even if you have to scavenge for them, and dont expect to enjoy doing it.