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GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER SCHOOL 87

We are a proud member of the Indianapolis Public Schools community of Montessori schools serving grades Pre-K through 5.


Welcome to George Washington Carver School 87, where we foster an environment that blends the Montessori method with a diverse and inclusive community experience. Led by our dedicated principal, Mary Kapcoe, we are proud to offer a comprehensive academic program ranging from English Language Learner services to Gifted and Talented/High Ability programs, alongside our core Montessori curriculum.

We believe in fostering relationships that extend beyond our classrooms. With 24 community partnerships, we integrate our students into the vibrant life of Indianapolis through engagements with groups like Kiwanis, Boy Scouts of America, and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

The Montessori method at our school is an individualized, child-centered approach to learning, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Focused on self-directed activity, keen observation, and hands-on learning experiences, we create a peaceful and pleasant learning environment for every student. We also promote parent participation, as we believe that it’s integral to student success.

What a fun Field Day at GWC87! A huge thank you to our wonderful community partners for making it all possible. We couldn’t have done it without you!Many thanks to HotBox Pizza, Indianapolis Public Library, Home City Ice and Regal Circle City! See MoreSee Less
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Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated! A HUGE thanks to our social committee for setting up a hydration station on this hot day! We couldn’t have asked for a cooler way to beat the heat. Cheers to staying hydrated and making the most of this fantastic day! Shout out to our Social Commitee Chairs Mrs. Albright and Mrs. Geier! #HydrationHeroes See MoreSee Less
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🏆 Over the weekend, our GWC Girls’ track team triumphed at the Girls Team Championships!A huge thanks to our amazing coaches, supportive families, and awesome fans. Let’s celebrate this fantastic achievement together!Way to go, team! GO GRIFFINS! See MoreSee Less
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🏆 What an incredible day! Huge thanks to Indianapolis Public Schools and Indy Chess for hosting such a fun event. Our Griffins had a blast and brought home the Great Sportsmanship award! Way to go, Griffins! 🦅♟️ #GoGriffins See MoreSee Less
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🎉 Welcome, new GWC 87 Families! 🎉 We’re thrilled to have you join our school community! 📣 Attention: If you didn’t get into your top-choice school, don’t worry! Your next chance is coming on June 5th. Call Enroll Indy to claim—it’s first come, first served. See MoreSee Less
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Join Our Family of Learners

At George Washington Carver School 87, our mission is to build a family of learners who espouse peace, love, and kindness. We strive for academic and personal success every day and encourage community service, hoping to instill respect and understanding within our students. Our Montessori approach focuses on developing the ‘Whole Child’ in a prepared environment conducive to effective learning.

Come, join us on this journey as we continue to build a future-focused learning community, steeped in the core values of respect, understanding, and academic excellence.