Sycamore School

Mission Statement: 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 fully accredited, private independent 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 3 year olds through grade 8.

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Top Rankings

Sycamore School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
448 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Sycamore School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool and Prekindergarten tuition ranges from 7825 to 17925 depending on full or half day program.
Summer Program Cost Notes
A variety of summer camp programs are offered throughout the summer.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Susan Karpicke
Admissions Associate
Erica Harrison



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Olympics, Author Coffee House (5-8), Cathedral Academic Olympics (5-8), Chess teams (K - 8), Continental Mathematics League, Destination Imagination (5-8), Drama Club (5-8), Human Rights Club, Indiana Junior Academic Super Bowl, Knowledge Masters, MathCounts (5-8), National Junior Spanish Honor Society, Philosophy Club (5-8), QUIDDITCH Club, Science Olympiad, Spell Bowl (3-5), Spelling Bee (5-8), VEX and Lego Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Concert Band (5), Grade-level choirs (5-8), Jazz Band flex (6-8), 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sycamore School cost?
Sycamore School's tuition is approximately $17,925 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Sycamore School?
The acceptance rate of Sycamore School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.
What sports does Sycamore School offer?
Sycamore School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Sycamore School's ranking?
Sycamore School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Sycamore School?
The application deadline for Sycamore School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Sycamore School located?
Sycamore School is located in the Crooked Creek neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. There are 1 other private schools located in Crooked Creek.

School Calendar

View the Sycamore School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

First Day of Classes (grades 1-8)
August 13, 2024 (Tuesday)
Fall Break - No School - Quest Closed
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break - No School - Quest Closed
November 27, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break - Quest Closed
March 31, 2025 (Monday)
Last Day of School
May 29, 2025 (Thursday)

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The average private school tuition in Indianapolis, IN is $8,185 for elementary schools and $10,598 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Indianapolis, IN is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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