The Sycamore School

  • The Sycamore School is an independent non-profit secondary school in Arlington, Virginia serving middle and high school students.
  • We provide personalized, engaging and experiential learning, helping students make connections across content areas and to the real world.
  • We’re intentionally small, maintaining a 1:10 teacher to student ratio.
  • Our goal is to provide high-quality self-paced, inquiry-based experiential learning to a cross-section of students.

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School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Year Founded2015

Student Body

Total Students35 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeThe Sycamore School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaryn Ewart

School Notes

  • We offer middle and high school students a different type of learning community that actively engages students through providing: 
  • //Small classes in a safe, nurturing and inclusive community
  • //Self-paced competency-based learning
  • //Engaging “hands on” and cooperative learning opportunities
  • //Curricula that incorporates student interests and connects to life outside school
  • //Students choices of how they engage with the curriculum and display mastery
  • //Tools to increase self-awareness, self-monitoring and mindfulness
  • //Real world learning experiences 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arlington
    Grades: 9-12 | 1175 students
    2.6 miles
    6600 Little Falls Rd
    Arlington, VA 22213
    2.6 9-12
  • Alexandria
    Bishop Ireton High School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 803 students
    5.3 miles
    201 Cambridge Road
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    5.3 9-12
  • Alexandria
    Commonwealth Academy
    Commonwealth Academy Photo - Commonwealth Academy soccer game.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 190 students
    5.5 miles
    1321 Leslie Avenue
    Alexandria, VA 22301
    5.5 3-12
  • Alexandria
    Grades: 9-12 | 441 students
    4.3 miles
    1200 North Quaker Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22302
    4.3 9-12
  • Alexandria
    The Howard Gardner School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 55 students
    6.4 miles
    4913 Franconia Road
    Alexandria, VA 22310
    6.4 6-12

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The average acceptance rate in Arlington, VA is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).