Sycamore serves the needs of highly intelligent children, from preschool through 8th grade.
We shape gifted students into people who are comfortable in their own skin, who think clearly and potently, and who engage the gifts they’ve received with humility and a joyful determination to make the most of their lives. At Sycamore, gifted learners find a home. It is important for our brightest students to have an intellectual peer group, and at Sycamore they find one.
SYCAMORE FACTS: Gifted School for Preschool – 8th Grade
+ Enrollment: 415
+ Founded: 1985
+ Indianapolis, IN
At Sycamore School, gifted students learn at a rate and intensity that fits them. It is accelerated, but it’s the rate and challenge that stirs intelligence to life and delight.
At Sycamore School, gifted students achieve greater learning success. The greatest challenge in educating a gifted student is engagement – and giving minds that cover ground in a big hurry a ton of ground to explore.
At Sycamore School, high intelligence is normalized. Rather than being “different” and feeling like an outsider, gifted is the norm at Sycamore, which allows kids to be themselves.
Gifted Education. It’s what we do.
After high school, Sycamore graduates have attended top colleges, universities and graduate schools in the US and Canada includingBrown, California Institute of Technology, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Julliard, Northwestern, Princeton, Rice, Smith, Stanford, Tufts, Washington University, University of California-Berkley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, the University of Victoria, Vanderbilt, and Yale.
Sycamore graduates have attended medical schools, law schools, business schools and graduate PhD programs. They have served in the Peace Corps, taught English in China, Bulgaria, and Hong Kong, and mastered Arabic, Mandarin, and Japanese. Our alumni have served on medical mission teams in Africa and South America.
A number of our graduates have won the prestigious Kelley and Wells Scholarships at Indiana University.
In addition to academic achievements, Sycamore graduates have starred in dramatic performances, performed in outstanding choral and instrumental groups, and played key roles in state championship athletic teams and marching bands. They have also been recognized for holding positions of leadership and performing service to their communities. In every area, Sycamore graduates stand out as well-prepared, successful young adults.
At Sycamore, gifted learners find a home.
It is important for our brightest students to have an intellectual peer group, and at Sycamore they find one. The atmosphere is electrifying as the sparks fly among the active minds of our students. We work hard, and we play hard, and the positive energy is palpable from the moment you enter the school.
Is Sycamore Worth The Price?
There are a lot of reasons to love Sycamore, but only one of them makes the tuition worthwhile. Sycamore School shapes gifted students into gifted humans – people who are comfortable in their own skin, who think clearly and potently, and who engage the gifts they’ve received with humility and a determination to make the most of their lives. – Read More
News from Sycamore
7th grade students and middle school teachers, Donna O’Keefe, Beth Simpson, and Tony Young traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana to visit the CANDLES Museum to hear a presentation by Holocaust survivor, Eva Mozes Kor. Kor is the director of the Museum dedicated to Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiment Suvivors (CANDLES).
Eva and her twin sister, Miriam, were subjected to harsh experimentation and examination at the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele. Mengele was nicknamed “Dr. Death” for his shrewd manner in dealing with the twins. In addition to discussing coping skills and trying to live day to day, Mrs. Kor spoke about the need for forgiveness. 7th grade students study WWII and the Holocaust as part of the integrated humanities program here at Sycamore. This experience is one of the cornerstones of a Sycamore education.