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From the Admissions Director
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At Sycamore, students learn to make solid observations and ask good questions. They learn to give and receive constructive feedback. They develop the ability to collaborate, think critically, and solve problems.  Our students love learning and excitedly jump out of their cars every morning, ready to dig into relevant and engaging subject matter.  After school, they light up when talking about the day and spend their free time exploring new interests and passions.


Sycamore parents embrace the idea that the education system is in need of real change. The world continues to evolve and educational communities must join that evolution. They want their children to develop growth mindsets, future-focused skills, and tool kits for learning that will set them up for success now and in the future.

Start the process today and let's discuss how Sycamore can change the way your child sees the world.


Come for a tour and a chat with one of our founding directors and learn how Sycamore is revolutionizing the approach to thinking and learning. Tours are for parents only and can be scheduled HERE.


The Process


Filling out the application is an important part of the process. This gets you into our system, in line for a spot, and provides you access to events and next steps.



A Teacher Reference Report must be submitted in order to complete your application. The form can be downloaded once you establish your TADS portal.  Please submit the Teacher Reference Report to your child’s current teacher at the conclusion of the first semester.  The teacher should complete and return the form by January 28 in hard copy or by email to





Kindergarten applicants will be invited to a Play Date at Sycamore in February. This group session allows students to interact with our kindergarten educator and experience the Sycamore approach first hand.  Applicants to grades 1-5 are invited for a morning visit at the school in order to make connections with their future classmates and educators.



Families will be notified of admission decisions on March 12.  To complete enrollment, a signed Enrollment Agreement, along with materials fee ($320) and student deposit ($2,000) are due on or before March 22.




Applications are now being accepted online.  APPLY HERE

*The Sycamore School requires that all students be fully vaccinated.  We do not accept blanket permanent medical exemptions in lieu of immunizations.  For more information on required vaccinations, visit:

*Sycamore does not require that students get the COVID vaccine .



January 8 - Deadline for priority admission

January 29 - Teacher Reference Report due

February 14 - Deadline for tuition assistance application

March 8 - Admission decisions are shared with families, along with tuition assistance awards, if applicable


For more information, please contact Molly Ripton

310 456-1980

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