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.
2022 FALL OPEN HOUSE
Join us for our FALL OPEN HOUSE on October 23, 2022 from noon - 2:00pm.
Parents and families have the opportunity to tour the facilities, speak with current students, parents, teachers, and administrators about the school, learn more about Sycamore's curriculum - including science, math, language arts, history, Spanish, technology, art, physical education, and music - and participate in a live Q&A panel with current parents and students. Register here
CONNECT WITH ADMISSIONS
DISCOVER SYCAMORE We encourage you to learn more about Sycamore, the admissions process, visiting our school, and more by exploring the admissions section of our site or by contacting our Enrollment Management team.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year as well as for the 2023-2024 school year. We would be happy to speak with you about Sycamore!
WHY GIVE TO SYCAMORE?
Philanthropic support from our Board, staff, families, alumni, and friends enhances every student's experience beyond what would be possible with tuition dollars alone. In fact, the Sycamore Fund provides the second largest contribution to the School’s operating budget, after tuition. It helps ensure the financial resources that have been essential to our ability to be flexible and offer the very best educational experience for our students.
Financial support will help provide:
Annual professional development for faculty and staff.
Financial Aid for 20% of our students.
New school-wide health and safety protocols.
Technology to support faculty and students.
Every gift every year has an immediate impact on academic programs, faculty development, the arts, athletics, and clubs. Every gift matters.
Parents are among the best identifiers of gifted children. You clearly know your child better than anyone, and your input should be welcomed and valued by any school you are considering for your child.
Typically, parents of gifted kids will notice characteristics of giftedness in their child at an early age. At Sycamore, we call these the “Twelve Signs” of a gifted child.
Sycamore's middle school Language Arts teacher, Beth Simpson, traveled (along with Mr. Lowell, Mr. Tormoehlen, and Mrs. Obst) with our 5th Grade students for a field trip to Indiana Dunes State Park this week (September 12-14). She's a writer, so we share her words and details, along with pics taken by parents who are chaperoning, and the teachers.
Sycamore School, who won their regional competition in March for the 2022 National Science Bowl (NSB), competed in the NSB National Finals on July 9-11 in Washington, D.C. Sycamore finished 5th in the nation among all middle schools.
There will always be a need for schools like Sycamore to stimulate, educate, and motivate our best and brightest. We are educating kids, teaching them to love learning and to think, both critically and creatively.
Today's students will be the leaders that will solve the problems of today and tomorrow. Sycamore prepares these future leaders to do just that.
GIVE TO THE SYCAMORE FUND
The Sycamore Fund is the school’s highest fundraising priority. As with all independent schools, Sycamore relies on our community to give annually to help us fund projects and programs that make us the unique school we are. Your tax-deductible donation goes to work immediately, benefiting students in this school year. Your gift affects their daily experience and is a direct investment in:
Professional development for our talented and dedicated faculty
The latest advances in technology
A vibrant art and music program
An encouraging and competitive athletics program
If Sycamore School is to be closed due to extreme weather conditions, announcements to parents will be sent to home and cell phones via the school’s automated alert system. Announcements will also be made on local TV and radio stations and their websites. Closings will also be posted on the Sycamore School social media (Facebook and Twitter) feeds as well as on this page.