Sycamore School

  • 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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Students432 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 20%
Students by GradeSycamore School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
58%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,425
Tuition NotesPS and PreK: different rates for reduced week schedules
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$8,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDr. Susan Karpicke
Admissions AssociateErica Harrison

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.
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