Principal: Tyler Steketee
Address : 909 Cobb Street Durham NC 27707
Phone : 919-560-3954
Hours of Operation : 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Enrollment : 227
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Morehead Mission: Partnerships, Environment, Academics, Community, Excellence (P.E.A.C.E.)
Morehead Vision: Morehead Montessori is a family of life-long learners creating and supporting P.E.A.C.E. in a collaborative and inquiry-based environment.
We at Morehead Montessori School, through a partnership with students, families, and the community, seek to promote the academic, social, emotional, and physical growth of all students using developmentally appropriate hands-on activities to cultivate strengths and celebrate differences. Montessori teachers help children become independent and self-directed in their learning by giving enough assistance to guide and challenge, while allowing ample room for individual discovery. The Montessori model assumes that all children want to learn, and it respects the individual's style and pace of learning.
Walk into a Montessori classroom and find a specially prepared environment that provides rich, developmentally appropriate experiences. You will observe multi-aged children working alone or in small groups, engaged in stimulating, challenging, individualized hands-on activities, prepared by teachers who are Montessori-trained and North Carolina certified. Student work areas are well defined and include materials that invite the students to make discoveries about their immediate community and the broader world, in a sequential manner. In a Primary Elementary class, comprised of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, you may notice a student working with the trinomial cube, to match the colors of the smaller pieces to reform the cube. In a Lower Elementary room, consisting of first, second and third graders, a student might measure the individual pieces. Fourth and fifth graders, in the Upper Elementary room, would use the cube as they delve into algebra. Students also use concrete materials in other areas as they explore increasingly more complex concepts. Using Montessori materials and activities to follow the Common Core State Standards, Morehead Montessori educates the whole child.