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We are a proud member of the Indianapolis Public Schools community of Montessori schools serving grades Pre-K through 8.

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.

๐ŸŽ‰ Thank you to all our wonderful families who joined us for Hispanic Heritage Night! ๐ŸŒŸ It was a joyous celebration of culture and community. ๐Ÿฅณ Special thanks to Latinas Welding Guild and Arts for Learning for sharing this memorable evening with us. ๐Ÿ™Œ #87hispanicheritagenight See MoreSee Less
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Our GWC runners will participate in the Monumental Kids 5K tomorrow, Saturday, September 30th!Registered students should report to the gym door (#7) by 7:45 AM to meet the bus.The race begins at 9AM near Lucas Oil Griffins! See MoreSee Less
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We want to wish Mrs. Breedlove, our school social worker, the best of luck as she starts a new adventure! Mrs. Breedloveโ€™s last day was yesterday. Our new Social Worker is completing the new hire process and will be starting work very soon. See MoreSee Less
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Not sure what to have for dinner tonight? How about Pizza?! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•Our monthly Papa Johnโ€™s Dine to Donate resumes tonight! How to Participate:Place an order on Papa John’s website or app.Use promo code ISG002 during checkout. By using our special promo code, up to 25% of your order will be donated to our school. We truly appreciate your support, and every bite you take will make a difference in our school community. See MoreSee Less
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Wishing Mr. Cutts a wonderful retirement! Thank you for your dedication to IPS for the last 30 years! 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.