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 School Earns Indianapolis Top Workplaces 2023 Award

Sycamore School has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces. It is the third time (2014, 2019, 2023) that Sycamore has earned this honor. We are also the only Top Workplace organization that was selected in the Primary/Secondary School sector. Of the 123 Top Workplace winners, Sycamore is one of just eight non-profit organizations recognized.

The award was a joint venture from  employee engagement technology company Energage and the Indianapolis Star. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection.

 “I’m very proud,” says Sycamore’s Diane Borgmann, who has served as Head of School since 2009. “The unanimous focus on our mission and its delivery unites our faculty and staff in every way, and we are passionate about what we do. Through this award, we’ll be able to share with others why we love our school and why Sycamore is a great place for both kids and teachers!”


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.
Duane Emery, Director of Enrollment Management
317-202-2510 / 

Erica Harrison, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management
317-202-2544 / 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. We would be happy to speak with you about Sycamore!

12 SIGNS: Can I Tell If My Child Is Gifted?

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.

Read the 12 Signs


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.

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  • Sycamore's Warren Earns Perfect Spanish Score; 57 Students Earn Medals

    Sycamore Spanish students participated in the 2023 National Spanish Exam (NSE) administered by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Justin Warren (7th grader - Class of 2024) finished as one of only 218 (out of roughly 85,000) students nationally to earn a Perfect Score at any level (in his case, the most competitive one - HS Level 1). In addition to his Gold Medal, he received an honorary letter and an additional Perfect Score medal.
  • Sycamore Team B finished 8th

    Quiz Bowl Teams Finish 8th, 13th in National Tournament

    Sycamore had two teams compete in the 2023 Middle School National Quiz Bowl Championship Tournament in Chicago May 13-14.  Each team finished top 20 with Team B 8th and Team finished 13th.  Two Sycamore competitors were named to the all-star team.
  • Sycamore Finishes in Top 5 in National Science Bowl for 2nd Consecutive Year

    For the second consecutive year, Sycamore School's Science Bowl team finished in the top 5 in the nation, finishing 5th at the 2023 National Science Bowl competition in Washington, DC.

    "The opportunity to meet and compete with some of the brightest scientific minds in the country is an experience like no other," Science teacher and Science Bowl coach David Schuth says. "The students had their peak performance of the entire year, working as a team and encouraging each other to greater heights."

    Five students from Sycamore represented Indiana: Derek Ai (8th), Sameer Zaidi (8th), Nathan Zhang (8th), Sonali Guttikonda (8th), and Shayen Maun (7th) competed against 46 other middle schools who had also earned an invitation to Nationals, from across the nation and US territories, including California, Texas, New York, Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.


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Is your young child curious and talkative? Does he or she have a good sense of humor, learn quickly?  Does he or she remember everything that you ever promised? You may have a gifted child.


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.


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

Weather Announcements

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.


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