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About Morehead

MESWe at Morehead Montessori School, through a partnership with students, families, and 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.

About Montessori

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 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.

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This year we are celebrating the 20 year anniversary of Montessori in Durham Public Schools! We will be celebrating with various activities throughout the 2013-14 school year! All three Durham Montessori schools started the celebration by celebrating International Peace Day together on Monday, September 23rd. Morehead, George Watts and Lakewood Middle Montessori, gathered on Duke's East Campus to celebrate Peace, as well as this important 20 year anniversary! Now, we need your help. We’ve created a Facebook page to showcase the different events we’ll have throughout the year. More importantly we’re trying to use this site to locate former students and staff members that were a part of our long history in Durham. Please like the page, check out what we have on it so far and SPREAD THE WORD. We are looking to have a huge culminating event in the late spring and would like to get as many people involved as possible.