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Love is at the


of this institution!

The MISSION of The Academies is to provide a rich, meaningful education in a nurturing environment, where students are continually challenged and their natural curiosity, creativity, and talents can thrive. Sycamore Valley Academy is a collaborative community of educators and families working together to help our students grow into virtuous, courageous, and intelligent citizens, equipped with a love of learning and a love of life, and eager to contribute to a better world.


Our VISION: The Academies models transformative change in education by elevating expectations of learning and growth. With grit, tenacity, and empathy, we improve the world around us by embracing challenges as problem-solvers. We create an inclusive community with access to rigorous and enriching educational experiences that challenge and support individuals to achieve their personal best and realize new opportunities. 



As a result of receiving their K-8 education with us, our alumni will be... 

  • Inquisitive & Critical Thinkers

  • Virtuous, Courageous & Intelligent Individuals

  • Self-motivated, Life-long Learners

  • Confident Leaders for the 21st Century

  • Creative & Effective Problem Solvers

  • Empowered Citizens in a Democratic Society


To achieve these desired learning outcomes, we borrow and merge the best ideas from well-respected educational traditions like Constructivism (including influences such as DeVries, Dewey, Froebel, Montessori, and Steiner) and the Classical Education Model.


Learn more about our Philosophical Influences here.

Derived from our philosophical assumptions, the core features of our program produce our learning outcomes and serve all students well. Our distinguishing features produce our student success!



"Unimpeded by boredom from busywork or fear of peer attitude,
all that  is brilliant and beautiful about our child is ever more apparent."
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