How to Apply

The application deadline for enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year was February 15, 2023. That said, you can still apply for admission. Now that the deadline has passed, we are operating on a rolling admission basis, meaning that there is no set deadline going forward. We will accept applications and will make admissions decisions as applications are submitted.

The following grades are currently fully enrolled for the upcoming school year:

2nd Grade (students currently in 1st Grade)
3rd Grade (students currently in 2nd Grade)
5th Grade (students currently in 4th Grade)
7th Grade (students currently in 6th Grade)

Families can still submit an application for a student to enter one of these grades, and any such student who is admissible would be offered a space in our Applicant Pool. The Applicant Pool consists of candidates who normally would be offered admission but for whom there simply is no available space. If a space subsequently becomes available in a given grade, the Admissions Committee reviews all Applicant Pool candidates for that grade. The Applicant Pool is not ranked in any way prior to this happening, and a student can remain in the Applicant Pool as long as the family desires for the student to do so.

At this point, we are no longer accepting applications for the remainder of the current (2022-2023) school year.

If you have any questions about applying for admission to Sycamore School, please contact the Enrollment Management Office at or 317-202-2544.

List of 6 items.

  • Application for Admission

    Click here to submit an online Application for Admission to Sycamore School. If you are applying for the current school year, we will accept applications at any time during the year. If you are applying for the upcoming school year, the application deadline is February 15. If space remains after we communicate decisions early in March, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis.

    Fees Due With Application

    GradesApplication FeeIntelligence/Achievement Testing Fees
    Preschool$100Preschool screening included in the application fee
    Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade$100Fee paid directly to the school’s consulting psychologist administering the test(s)
  • Birth Certificate

    The application portal includes a checklist item that allows you to upload a copy of your child's birth certificate.
  • School Records

    The application checklist requires you to upload copies of our child's most recent report card and achievement test results (e.g. NWEA), if applicable. If your child does not have one or both of these, please email the Enrollment Management Office to explain this so that any applicable item(s) can be waived by the Enrollment Management staff.
  • Teacher Recommendation

    The application checklist includes a teacher recommendation. To request this recommendation, click "start" next to that checklist item, and follow the instructions to submit the name and email address of a current or very recent teacher. If your child does not have a teacher and thus you cannot request such a recommendation, please email the Enrollment Management Office to explain this so that this item can be waived if appropriate.
  • Applicant Assessment

    Preschool applicants will be scheduled to complete the Early Screening Profiles instrument, published by Pearson, once an application is submitted. This is administered at Sycamore School by Sycamore staff. The cost of this screening is included in the non-refundable $100 application fee.

    Applicants for Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade must complete individual intelligence (IQ) testing. These results must be submitted by the application deadline, when applicable. Evaluations are administered by a licensed clinical psychologist at the family's expense, and payment for this service is made directly to the examiner. Sycamore has two preferred testing psychologists, Dr. Joelle Larsen and Dr. Jared Outcalt. Both come highly recommended and have experience working with gifted children. Additionally, if you obtain testing through Dr. Larsen or Dr. Outcalt, and if your child is offered admission and enrolls at Sycamore, the cost of the testing is credited toward your first student tuition bill for that child. Contact either of the two preferred testing psychologists directly for IQ testing and fee information and/or to schedule an appointment for testing:

    Dr. Joelle Larsen

    Dr. Jared Outcalt

    Click here for more information about assessment and screening requirements.
  • Shadow Visit (Prekindergarten-Eighth Grade)

    The Admissions Committee will complete an initial review of all applications for admission. If an applicant for Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade appears to be a good fit for Sycamore, the final required step in the process is the student spending a day here at Sycamore in the current grade level.

    This shadow visit allows Sycamore teachers to observe the student's engagement academically, socially, and otherwise. This visit also provides an excellent opportunity for the student to experience a day in the life of a Sycamore student.

    The Enrollment Management Office will communicate with families regarding this shadow visit following the initial review by the Admissions Committee. Ideally, this visit will happen prior to the application deadline. As such, we encourage families to submit the application and to complete the other required items, including IQ testing, in advance of the application deadline whenever possible.
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