About Sycamore School

Sycamore School is a cloud-based SIS with transparent pricing that gives you a complete, mobile-friendly system for one low price, with no modules, add-ons, or hidden costs. Along with its powerful student information management features, Sycamore includes admissions, finance management, academic tracking, distance learning, and much more. Our support response time is measured in minutes, not hours or days, and teachers love our "Chat Live with Support" feature.

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Sycamore School

Sycamore Education dramatically increases productivity. Everyone within the school's environment - administrators, teachers, parents and students - stays connected and informed. Everyone is able to securely access all information from any computer at anytime. Sycamore Education is truly cloud-based. No special hardware is required. No servers are required. No software required.

Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premises

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Sycamore School: 40

  • API
  • Admissions Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Assessment Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Cafeteria Management
  • Class Registration
  • Class Scheduling
  • Class Summary
  • Classroom Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Curve Scores
  • Discipline Management
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Facility Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Classroom
  • Grade Calculations
  • Gradebook
  • Independent/Private
  • K-12
  • Lesson Planning
  • Library Management
  • Online Calendar
  • Online Payments
  • Parent Portal
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Progress Reports
  • Report Cards
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • School District
  • Student Information/Records
  • Support Audio/Images/Video
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Transcripts
  • Weighted Assignments

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(54)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

We've used Sycamore Education for six years. Great product!

Reviewed on 01/02/2018

Our old SI system was clunky and slow. Sycamore Education revolutionized our daily workload and...

Our old SI system was clunky and slow. Sycamore Education revolutionized our daily workload and processes. Highly recommended for private schools.

Pros

Ease of use. Customer support. Frequent updates/upgrades. Meets all IS needs for our private school.

Cons

Graphics, as well as look & feel could use an update. Wish this product would integrate with our online curriculum.

Stephen
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

An SIS Worth Considering

Reviewed on 14/04/2022

Sycamore School has been a great tool for our school. It has everything we need without the...

Sycamore School has been a great tool for our school. It has everything we need without the expensive price tag. It can be laborious to navigate and use at times so training is really important when implementing this product.

Pros

It has many features and lots of options giving it great customization.

Cons

It can be hard to navigate and find what you need.

Alternatives Considered

PowerSchool SIS and FACTS

Reasons for Choosing Sycamore School

We needed greater customization and more features built into a single platform. Sycamore School has a great admissions tool and gradebook. It keeps great data records and is device friendly. Overall, it could do more than our previously implemented tool.

Reasons for Switching to Sycamore School

It offered similar features at a much more affordable price.

Response from Sycamore Education

Thank you Stephen! We are happy to have you as part of our family!
We are excited to address your navigation and data search concerns in our new 3.0 interface in the coming months!

Dustin
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Sycamore

Reviewed on 03/09/2019

Pros

There are very little pros, except that I easily reached a customer service rep when I needed help with an issue.

Cons

I did not like Sycamore as an LMS. I found its interface to be clunky, filled with unnecessary options, and difficult to navigate. For example, to this day, I still have no idea how to create an assignment so that a student can upload there work. Believe me, I tried to figure it out. Eventually I gave up and used another system. The grade book was another problematic feature. At the end of the semester, it does not show final grades computed with the final exam. You have to go into each individual student and look at there "grade report" to see the end computation. I do not recommend this system. There are much better LMS's available.

Response from Sycamore Leaf Solutions

Dustin,

You mentioned in the Pros section of your review that customer service was easy to reach. That's great, as we hear this often. A phone call or a Teacher Chat would have cleared these issues up quickly. You would have received instructions on how to use the dropbox for student assignments and also directed to the Help section where there are specific instructions. Regarding your issue with final grades, this is a simple configuration issue. Schools definitely have the ability to see final grades computed with the final exam.

Should you use Sycamore in the future, we will gladly help you with your classroom setup. We will also point you to our comprehensive help system with an extensive microlearning library to help you learn all the features of Sycamore at your own pace. We would also recommend that you check out our full integration with Google and Google Classroom it's a great addition to Sycamore School.

We wish you well with your seminary classes!
-SE

Don
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Very Intuitive Software to Use

Reviewed on 01/12/2020

Overall, Sycamore School has been a very positive change for our school. The cost of the product...

Overall, Sycamore School has been a very positive change for our school. The cost of the product initially drew us in this direction. Had we known the quality of the product and ease of use, we would have changed even sooner than we did. We are so glad we changed 3 years ago!

Pros

Our school was able to implement the Sycamore system without a lot of support. The software is laid out in a way that is intuitive and logical. Most questions that we asked ourselves were easily discovered by our own team. Whenever we had questions that we could not find (rare), the tech support quickly resolved the matter for us. The transition for us was much easier than we thought it could be.

The Sycamore software has also been simple for our clients (both students and teachers) to navigate. We used the software as our mail tool during our spring of 2020 change to remote learning. Parents had little trouble navigating around Sycamore to find the instruction and information for remote learning. We never anticipated using it that way, but it did a good job for us.

Cons

Sycamore has a few idiosyncracies that one has to get used to. Some listings require the user to go back to the beginning of the list after a choice has been made. Little things that I am sure will be refined over time.

Alternatives Considered

Gradelink, MySchoolWorx and Blackbaud K-12 Solutions

Reasons for Choosing Sycamore School

Frustration with the cumbersome nature of the product we were using.

Reasons for Switching to Sycamore School

The quality features and competitive pricing made Sycamore an obvious choice for us.

Response from Sycamore Education

Thank you so much Don! We strive to be here for schools that need their data needs met at a reasonable cost.
It's wonderful to see how your school has taken a dive to use our tools to make your transition to remote learning of 2020 more manageable.

Thank you for giving a shout out to our wonderful support. They make such a difference for our Sycamore family.

Kenny
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Exceptional School Management System

Reviewed on 03/12/2020

We have had a great working relationship with Sycamore. They are always responsive and very...

We have had a great working relationship with Sycamore. They are always responsive and very knowledgeable in solving our problems. They are a great partner.

Pros

We really value the ease of use with Sycamore and the various needs that the system meets. The Sycamore team is always looking for ways to improve. They also are always looking for creative ways to manage the daily demands of running a school.

Cons

Overall we have been very satisfied with Sycamore and their team of developers. There is nothing that we like least about Sycamore.

Response from Sycamore Education

Thank you so much for your review Kenny. We value your school and your input! We love to help schools out there simplify their system needs.

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Sycamore School FAQs

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Sycamore School offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing is per enrolled student, per month. Volume discounts are applied depending on the number of students enrolled. Since pricing is custom, we recommend doing a personalized demonstration of the product to receive this custom pricing.

Sycamore School has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Sycamore School supports the following languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Sycamore School supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

Sycamore School integrates with the following applications:

Clever, Mailchimp, PayJunction, PayPal, SparkPost, Twilio

Sycamore School offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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