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Center for Inquiry School 70

A proud member of the Center for Inquiry network, nurturing globally-minded, socially responsible lifelong learners through the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework.

We are a part of the Indianapolis Public Schools community of schools serving grades K through 8.


Welcome to CFI School 70, a hub of innovative learning and global exploration. Our school is led by Principal Troy Nolan-Watkins, fostering a community of respectful lifelong learners who utilize inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

At CFI School 70, we believe in the power of an inquiry-based approach, offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). With a focus on International Mindedness and the Learner Profiles, our students are encouraged to develop personal learning goals and explore teacher and student-posed questions around big ideas.

We provide a well-rounded education through extracurricular activities, sports, clubs, and strong parent and community partnerships. Our commitment to excellence is manifested through a safe, joyful learning community that emphasizes intercultural understanding and respect. Welcome to a world of innovation and inquiry at CFI School 70!

Shop the CFI 70 BOGO Book Fair as a family! Join us any time between 6:00PM and 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 17 in the Collier Media Center to shop our Buy One, Get One Book Fair. All children must be accompanied by an adult. See MoreSee Less
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Join the team at @firststudentinc and become a vital part of the @ipsschools community. As a bus driver, you will impact the lives of student passengers daily. Competitive wages, perks, and a supportive community await. See MoreSee Less
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Today 6 students began their #KidsBuildingBikes program with Nine13sports.Structured as a Learn and Earn program, students increase their mechanical aptitude as they participate in hands-on lessons that teach techniques for assembling and maintaining a bicycle. During these class sessions many students are working with tools for the very first time and are introduced to STEM principles in a way they have not experienced before – lessons that may become an important part of the student’s career path in the future.Thank you Nine13sports for partnering with us to provide this opportunity for our students. See MoreSee Less
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5th Grade Exhibition Project SpotlightWhat you can do to reduce Aquatic Trash!●Did you know that cigarette butts are the most common trash found in the ocean?●Or that 5.25 trillion pieces of aquatic trash were in the ocean in 2015?●Or that 70-80% of aquatic trash is transported from the land to the sea via rivers or coastlines?IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF AQUATIC TRASH, AND WE HAVE TO STOP IT.What is Aquatic Trash?● Aquatic trash is a form of garbage that is polluting global waterways that originates from land● It can then make its way to the ocean● It can endanger marine life and plantsWhat can you do to help?● Clean up a local waterway like the White River● You can make a donation to an organization that helps support the cleanup of aquatic trash● You can join a beach cleanup● Don’t litter! Clean up after yourselves after you visit a park or waterway● Recycle and throw away items with specific labels● Limit the amount of plastic used See MoreSee Less
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Since September 2023, grades K-2 have read and evaluated 16 picture books, and voted each week until we reached the top two. The voting was very, very close, but we have a winner…The Mysterious Sea Bunny by Peter Raymundo. Congratulations to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade for voting! Have a safe and happy spring break! See MoreSee Less
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A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY

Join us at CFI School 70 as we embark on a unique educational adventure that combines the best of international and inquiry-based learning. Whether it’s through our globally-minded programs, our partnerships with community organizations, or our student-centered projects, we’re dedicated to ensuring that every student thrives in a stimulating and supportive environment. Together, we’re creating future leaders and responsible global citizens. Enroll your child today and be part of our community of inquiry and excellence!