The Sycamore School supports primary school aged students living with ASD, who do not have access to adequate supports in other schools. The young persons learning ability and capacity to move into less specialised settings are considered greatly during the enrolment process.
Eligibility for Admission
The school defines the following eligibility for admission:
- Students must have a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Students must reside within the catchment. A limited number of places may be offered to students outside the catchment.
- Students must turn 5 years old by 30th June for enrolment into the Preparatory year.
- Students must be an Australian Citizen or hold the appropriate VISA.
- The Principal approves the student’s enrolment at The Sycamore School.
Please note that the school does not employ nurses or medical staff and as such, are not equipped to take students with complex medical needs.
Please click here to view our enrolment process.
To apply for enrolment, a complete Application for Enrolment form must be submitted accompanied by supporting documents and a non-refundable $100 enrolment application fee.
Young people on our enrolment waitlist will move up if/when a student departs the school, or if we feel the capacity of the class is able to grow without effecting educational and wellbeing outcomes. The young people on our waitlists will also be considered towards the end of this year when we look at classroom arrangements for 2018.
Our first round of Prep 2018 Enrolment Applications closed in August. However, we are still accepting applications for the second round. Second round applications will be considered if one of the first-round applicants declines their offer. If a vacancy does not arise before the end of 2017, then second round applicants will automatically join our waitlist. Please click here to download the Prep 2018 Enrolment Form. For further information, please contact the school.
Our Annual Tuition Fee is $7,500. The Annual Tuition Fee is divided into four equal payments of $1,875, which are due at the start of each term at (or via the ASG payment plan). Fees are inclusive of all school supplies and materials, therapy services, and excursions. The School uniform is not included in the Annual Tuition Fee.
The Sycamore School is able to support families with more than one child on the spectrum, who wish to enrol at the school with the following fee assistance: Child 1 - $7,500 annual tuition fee, Child 2 - $7,000 annual tuition fee, Child 3 - $6,500 annual tuition fee, Child 4 - FREE.
Fee Assistance Program
To provide those with financial challenges access our specialist setting, we have a limited number of 50% discounts available. The process is means tested, and involves a stringent process assessment and review. Please click here for more information about this program. If you would like to apply for Fee Assistance, please discuss this with the Deputy Principal during your Suitability and Support meeting.
ASG Funding Solutions Payment Plans
Weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment plans for tuition fees are available through Australian Scholarships Group. Please click here for further information.