Sycamore School

Education productivity & management platform

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Sycamore School Overview

What is Sycamore School?

Sycamore Schools is a complete cloud-based school management system that integrates fully with G Suite for Education. The platform includes tools for managing school administration, communications, classrooms, finances, districts and diocese, admissions, enrollment, scheduling, specialties, and more.

Administrators:
One Powerful Database
Student/Family Demographics
Student Information
Online Enrollment
Classroom Management
Centralized Address Book
Accounting
QuickBooks Interface
Donor Management
Cafeteria Management
School Calendar
School News
School Documents
Safety Alert
Discipline Tracking
Attendance Reports
Integrated Grade Book
Configurable Grade Cards
Configurable Transcripts
Custom Reports
Bar Code Scanning
Thumb Print Reader
District Communication
Integrated Email
PayPal Interface
… And much more!

Teachers:
Work from any computer
Integrated Grade Book
Classroom Web Pages
Classroom News
Classroom Calendar
Classroom Documents
Classroom Photos
Classroom Directory
Post Daily Lesson Plans
Classroom Links
Online Testing
Missing Assignment Report
Online Attendance
Lunch Orders
Student Notes
Post Grades
Progress Reports
Seating Charts
Email Parents
Memo Maker
Pass-A-Notes tm
Custom Reports
BlackBerry Synchronization
… And much more!

Parents:
Check Attendance
Review Grades
Check Assignments
View Student Schedules
Check Lunch Menu
Communicate with
Teachers/Staff
View School Calendar
View Student Directory
Review Family Lunch Acct.
Pay Tuition/Lunch Fees, etc.
… And much more!

Students:
Information Online Anytime
Get Assignments
Review Grades
Communicate with
Teachers/Staff
Download Documents
& Assignments
Classroom Links
School Calendars
View Class Schedules
Classroom Home Pages
Turn in Assignments Online
… And much more!

Sycamore School Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$1,30/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is per enrolled student, per month. Volume discounts are applied depending on the number of students enrolled.
100-199 students: $1.30/student/month
200-299 students: $1.20/student/month
300-399 students: $1.10/student/month
400-499 students: $1.00/student/month
500-599 students: $0.95/student/month
600+ students: contact Sycamore Education for pricing.


Sycamore School Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

website
Sycamore School screenshot: website

Sycamore School Reviews

Sycamore School Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
28

Very good
14

Average
2

Poor
2

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,7
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,8
91% recommended this app
Verified Reviewer

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

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


Verified Reviewer

Comprehensive Edu Software

Overall we were happy with Sycamore. I highly recommend them for smaller schools and it may be the right fit for larger schools. I think they just need to evaluate what workflows are most important to them and understand the trade-offs of having a wider than deeper program.


Dustin H.

Sycamore


Melodye B.

Sycamore enabled us to get into the 21st century by using an online management system. We...


Jan C.

Good Product with Great Potential

Awesome software and features. It was the perfect fit for our start-up organization, and we're still using it.


Verified Reviewer

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/02/01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Comprehensive Edu Software

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we were happy with Sycamore. I highly recommend them for smaller schools and it may be the right fit for larger schools. I think they just need to evaluate what workflows are most important to them and understand the trade-offs of having a wider than deeper program.

Pros

First of all, they have excellent customer service. They really are doing their best to help schools succeed. They have great integrations with google, which for us was one of the primary deciding reasons for going with them. They now have a quality app and more features than most programs have for a fraction of the cost. They also have a REST API which is extremely helpful for expanding the potential of the software.

Cons

One of the hard parts about being an educational software is that it is hard to know when to stop developing different​ features and instead focus on making the features they do have into amazing experiences. IMO Sycamore has a broader instead of deeper development philosophy. This is good for small schools that need a comprehensive solution, but it can be frustrating for schools with more users that end up choosing multiple solutions because the overall experience and depth of usability are better. An example of this is how they have 3 different enrollment/admissions portals that they have tried to develop. Instead of making one amazing, they have tried multiple times. Their most recent one is promising, but still,​ isn't​ usable for schools who need all of the features available.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Dustin H.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Sycamore

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/03
Review Source: Capterra

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

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Melodye B.

Sycamore enabled us to get into the 21st century by using an online management system. We love it!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/09/08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Communication has increased between parents and teachers as grades can be tracked and paper grades don't get lost. It also has provided accountability in that teachers are posting grades on a more timely basis. It allows consistency between grades and years. The system is very powerful; customer service is probably the most helpful that I have encountered. I love the ability to create transcripts and that these are kept on the system. It tracks attendance much better than we were doing previously. The medical logs have been helpful. Doing online admissions has taken us to a new level as well.

Cons

The system isn't as intuitive as I would like. Because I have worked with it several years, it's much easier now and people end up coming to me to figure out how to do specific things with it.
I have been frustrated a bit b/c it doesn't allow for creative flexibility (for instance transcripts don't have a lot of space for extra activities) or for things that aren't the same in different countries. We have worked around a lot of the barriers, and Sycamore has been very helpful to put things on the list of potential fixes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Jan C.
Industry: Religious Institutions
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Good Product with Great Potential

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/12/05
Review Source: Capterra

Awesome software and features. It was the perfect fit for our start-up organization, and we're still using it.

Pros

The simplicity of the software package and the ease of implementation. Sycamore offers the software without nickel and diming for add-ons or necessary features. For a small and/or non-profit institution, it is an AWESOME option at a very reasonable cost.

Cons

Not much support in terms of online manuals/support. I function better as a self-directed learner, and the online manuals and videos that were available at the time I onboarded were not very helpful. On the other hand, the phone support was very helpful in assisting when I couldn't find the answer online.

Response from Sycamore Leaf Solutions

Hi Jan!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an honest review! We certainly aim to keep our pricing affordable for institutions like yours. We will use this thoughtful feedback to better ourselves in the future as we continue to ramp up and improve our product. Never hesitate to reach out with a question or concern. We'd love to be of help!

Blessings to you!

-Sycamore Education

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9,2/10
Based on 46 user ratings
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Sycamore School Pricing

Sycamore School Pricing

Starting from
US$1,30/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Pricing is per enrolled student, per month. Volume discounts are applied depending on the number of students enrolled.
100-199 students: $1.30/student/month
200-299 students: $1.20/student/month
300-399 students: $1.10/student/month
400-499 students: $1.00/student/month
500-599 students: $0.95/student/month
600+ students: contact Sycamore Education for pricing.

Pricing is per enrolled student, per month. Volume discounts are applied depending on the number of students enrolled.
100-199 students: $1.30/student/month
200-299 students: $1.20/student/month
300-399 students: $1.10/student/month
400-499 students: $1.00/student/month
500-599 students: $0.95/student/month
600+ students: contact Sycamore Education for pricing.

Value for Money
4,7/5
Based on 46 user ratings
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Sycamore School Features

Sycamore School Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Blended Learning
Calendar Management
Communication Management
Content Management
Course Authoring
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Learning Management
Progress Reports
Progress Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Sycamore School

Additional information for Sycamore School

Key features of Sycamore School

  • 100% Cloud-based
  • Admissions
  • Built in Learning Management System
  • Communication Features
  • District Functionality
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Master Scheduler
  • Mobile App
  • Secure database
  • Transcripts

Benefits

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.

Sycamore School FAQs

Sycamore School FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Sycamore School.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sycamore School offer?

Sycamore School offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$1,30/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Pricing is per enrolled student, per month. Volume discounts are applied depending on the number of students enrolled. 100-199 students: $1.30/student/month 200-299 students: $1.20/student/month 300-399 students: $1.10/student/month 400-499 students: $1.00/student/month 500-599 students: $0.95/student/month 600+ students: contact Sycamore Education for pricing.

Q. What are the main features of Sycamore School?

Sycamore School offers the following features:

  • 100% Cloud-based
  • Admissions
  • Built in Learning Management System
  • Communication Features
  • District Functionality
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Master Scheduler
  • Mobile App
  • Secure database
  • Transcripts

Q. Who are the typical users of Sycamore School?

Sycamore School has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Public Administrations, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Sycamore School support?

Sycamore School supports the following languages:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sycamore School offer?

Sycamore School has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Sycamore School support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Sycamore School supports

Q. What other apps does Sycamore School integrate with?

Sycamore School integrates with the following applications:

PayJunction

Q. What level of support does Sycamore School offer?

Sycamore School offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials