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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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1985
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
A variety of summer camp programs are offered throughout the summer.
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
442 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 22%
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

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.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$8,500
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Susan Karpicke
Admissions Associate
Erica Harrison

Sports

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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