Morehead Montessori School

Morehead Elementary School became a Montessori school after Durham's separate city and county school systems merged in the early 1990s. It occupies a building and campus opened in 1958, but its history dates from 1892, when Durham's first graded school opened, with the Morehead name in honor of Eugene Morehead, Durham's first banker. The original Morehead Elementary stood near the American Tobacco factory, and was torn down during Durham Freeway construction. The current Morehead Montessori School received a renovation in 2009, and its 41,000-square foot building and 5-acre campus have an official student capacity of 222.
Eugene Morehead