Sycamore School

1750 W 64th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260-0462
Tel: (317)202-2500
Grades: NS-8 | 432 students
Sycamore School exists so that academically gifted children can experience the enriched, accelerated education they need to reach their potential and to lead responsible, constructive, fulfilling lives.
Sycamore is the only private school in the state of Indiana - and one of the few in the nation - with the mission to meet the needs of gifted students from preschool through grade 8.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students 432 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Sycamore School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
58%
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $163,960
Tuition Notes PS and PreK: different rates for reduced week schedules
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Dr. Susan Karpicke
Admissions Associate Erica Harrison

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Olympics, Chess teams (K - 8), Concert Band (5), Continental Mathematics League, Drama club (5-8), Grade-level choirs (5-8), Indiana Junior Academic Super Bowl, Jazz Band flex (6-8), Knowledge Masters, MathCounts teams 5/6, 7/8, Science Olympiad, Symphonic Band (6-8) Academic Olympics,
Chess teams (K - 8),
Concert Band (5),
Continental Mathematics League,
Drama club (5-8),
Grade-level choirs (5-8),
Indiana Junior Academic Super Bowl,
Jazz Band flex (6-8),
Knowledge Masters,
MathCounts teams 5/6, 7/8,
Science Olympiad,
Symphonic Band (6-8),

School Notes

  • Gifted learners have special intellectual, social, and emotional needs that are addressed at Sycamore.  The educational environment is accelerated and enriched and instruction is differentiated.   The curriculum is designed to help students develop higher-level thinking skills and offers greater complexity, more depth, and a faster pace than is typical. Sycamore students learn how to learn in a challenging enrvironment of intellectual peers and are encouraged to develop the skills and character traits of creative, productive, contributing members of society. Sycamore School values its positive, enthusiastic school climate that supports and nurtures school life.
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