The Sycamore School

EIN: 47-4551914

Mission Statement

The Sycamore School Offers Mastery-Based Learning, Personalized Education, and Self-Discovery. Our Mission is to provide a dynamic, nurturing and personalized education that inspires a passion for learning, self-discovery and connection to the community. Our vision is 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.


Program Summary

What differentiates the Sycamore School from other independent schools in Arlington is that our programming is designed to meet every student where they are at. We strive to support students who learn differently and require a more personalized learning experience. We intentionally attract a cross section of students. What they have in common is that, for a variety of reasons, their current educational environment was not a good fit. We serve students who have specific learning disabilities, anxiety, ADD/ADD, and/or high functioning Autism. We also serve students who are gifted, visual learners, hands-on learners, and/or those who have fallen through the cracks in other settings. Our master-based interdisciplinary curriculum revolutionizes the way students learn. No longer boxed in by standard

Over half of our student population identifies as LGBTQ. We offer a safe and inclusive learning environment where students feel comfortable being their authentic selves.


How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

By supporting us, you empower students who struggled in traditional schools but flourished with our personalized approach. Our dedicated teachers provide one-on-one attention, tailoring lessons to match each student’s strengths and needs. Off-campus field trips and diverse clubs enhance experiential learning and engage students’ unique interests. With your contribution, we can continue empowering students to thrive academically and socially. Together, we shape engaged, independent, lifelong learners who make a positive impact. Join us in creating a transformative educational experience that prepares students for success and empowers them to contribute to their community.

Donations to The Sycamore School support several areas of our school including student scholarships, staff retention, STEM initiatives, and special projects. As a small independent school, we rely on philanthropic support to sustain our mission. Your contribution to The Sycamore School, regardless of size, makes a meaningful difference for our small community. Guided by a mission of individualized, trans-disciplinary and experiential learning, we shape the next generation of learners into independent life-long learners.

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Information provided March 2024