Sycamore School Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Sycamore School

Education productivity & management platform

4.52/5 (52 reviews)

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!
www.sycamoreeducation.com

Pricing

Starting from
$1.30/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sycamore School screenshot: website

Sycamore School user reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.7
  4.4
  4.3
  4.8
Anonymous

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Don Sherwin

Very Intuitive Software to Use

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dustin Hungerford

Sycamore

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Kenny Roll

Exceptional School Management System

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-03
Review Source: Capterra

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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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Marie Stubbe

Very Easy to Use

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-12-02
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Very easy to use once you know how to use the software. The On-Boarding one-on-one contact was greatly appreciated during the start-up process. The Support Ticket team is very responsive. I enjoy the ease of the Online Help, the only troublesome part of that is not all of the features being presented (maybe the Online Help just needs to be updated?).

Cons
Have yet to be able to fully integrate our Google Classrooms with Sycamore, so the teachers aren't able to use that feature as they would like. Feels like some features could be simpler to get to.

Response from Sycamore Education


Thank you for the insight into your process Marie! We are so happy to have you all as part of our Sycamore family.

Thank you for the shout out to our onboarding specialists. They work hard to ensure our newest members are comfortable and working well in the system. We'll make sure to pass along the praise.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sycamore School pricing

Starting from
$1.30/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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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

API

Activity Dashboard (221 other apps)
Activity Tracking (112 other apps)
Assessment Management (192 other apps)
Attendance Management (125 other apps)
Attendance Tracking (124 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (134 other apps)
Blended Learning (126 other apps)
Communication Management (159 other apps)
Content Management (132 other apps)
Course Authoring (153 other apps)
Customizable Branding (131 other apps)
Data Import/Export (127 other apps)
Learning Management (239 other apps)
Progress Reports (147 other apps)
Progress Tracking (158 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (229 other apps)
Self Service Portal (114 other apps)
Student Management (114 other apps)
Third Party Integration (157 other apps)

Additional information for Sycamore School

Key features of Sycamore School

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