We offer regular tours for prospective parents nearly every Wednesday! Please sign up by calling Erica Harrison at 317-202-2544.
ABOUT THE WEDNESDAY TOUR
A presentation provides parents with an overview of Sycamore and building tours of the Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School. We answer your questions, talk about the unique story of Sycamore, why field trips are so important, and take a look at a typical day.
Early Childhood Tour We would love to have you come to our Early Childhood Prospective Parent Open House on January 31, 2020, from 9-11am.
No RSVP needed.
Parents of prospective Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten students are welcome to visit Sycamore's campus to learn about our curriculum and the needs of gifted students.
Sycamore's staff and faculty would love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about Sycamore and gifted kids.
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
Longtime Sycamore teacher, Linda Mihm, has been nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award! Each of the 58 National History Day affiliates may nominate one middle school teacher for this award, and Ms. Mihm is the junior division nominee from Indiana. She teaches history to our middle school students. Every nominee for the $10,000 national award is a teacher who demonstrates a commitment to engaging students in historical learning through innovative use of primary sources, implementation of active learning strategies to foster historical thinking skills, and participation in the National History Day Contest. All nominees will receive $500, each, as a result of their nominations.
I'm sure you are all aware of Governor Holcomb's announcement yesterday that all public and non-public schools should close through May 1, which would mean that schools would resume on Monday, May 4. In the interest of the health of our community, Sycamore will comply with that request. In light of that decision, we will go forward with our Distance Learning Plan, with the exception of Monday, April 13. That is the day that we had planned to return to school, and teachers had planned to implement our DLP until then. On April 13, we will allow our teachers back in the building to plan and gather additional resources. We will resume our Distance Learning Plan on Tuesday, April 14.
There will always be students who need schools like Sycamore, to stimulate, educate, and motivate our best and brightest. We are educating kids, teaching them to think, both critically and creatively, and teaching them to love learning.
Today's students will be the leaders that will solve the problems of today and tomorrow. Sycamore is a prime example of institutional evolution and a story of response to a need. Our work will never be complete.
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. We will also post information on this sycamoreschool.org