About The Sycamore School

We identify students’ individual learning strengths, needs, and interests and adapt lessons to match them

Traditional school settings are structured around rigid time allocations and fixed student groups based primarily by age. The Sycamore School Offers Mastery-Based Learning, Personalized Education, and Self-Discovery.

Our Mission

To provide a dynamic, nurturing and personalized education that inspires a passion for learning, self-discovery and connection to the community.

Our Vision

To cultivate engaged, independent lifelong learners who can think critically and apply their knowledge to real-world experiences to achieve personal success and contribute positively to their community.

Our 10 Core Values:

  1. Respect - The Sycamore School is committed to promoting tolerance, kindness and acceptance of diverse beliefs, backgrounds and lifestyles; we emphasize empathy in our community to cultivate kindness, generosity and a forgiving spirit.
  2. Diversity - Having a diverse educational community enriches experiences for all our learners. We embrace a variety of learners with varied strengths and struggles; we support ethnic, religious, cultural, political, economic and sexual diversity and we are a community that celebrates our differences.
  3. Flexibility – We encourage our staff and students to engage in creative problem solving and to keep an open mind, welcoming new opportunities and ways of learning.
  4. Creativity – We emphasize using your imagination to generate original ideas and think outside the box.
  5. Resiliency – We encourage our students to take risks, push through obstacles and not be afraid to make mistakes.
  6. Intellectual curiosity- We want our students engaged in the learning process, so we encourage asking questions, having a voice and active investigation in learning.
  7. Personal Responsibility – Students need to be invested in their learning, initiate engagement in the learning process and own their behavior, decisions and actions.
  8. Mindfulness – We cultivate self-awareness so that students can be more present in their learning.
  9. Connection with the community - We think it’s important that students learn how to positively interact with others and develop an increased awareness and involvement in their local, state, national and global community; by helping others, we learn more about ourselves. Giving students opportunities to help others empowers them to be of service.
  10. Safe and Nurturing Environment - Students need to feel safe in order to take academic and social risks; they need to be supported in recognizing their strengths in order to achieve their potential.

The Sycamore School is a proud member of the following organizations and networks: