Schools and Child Care in Morehead City, NC

Here you will find information on Carteret County's top-ranking public schools in Morehead City, charter and private schools, and daycare facilities.  Morehead City is a community that cares about quality education and providing a safe and encouraging environment for children.  

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Public Schools

The focus of the Carteret County Public School System mission is to graduate all students prepared to be productive citizens. Carteret County Schools Ranked 7th in education in the state report created by NC CAP. Carteret County Public School System focuses on providing a quality education to its approximately 8,600 students enrolled in 18 schools and 107 pre-kindergartens. The schools are located throughout Carteret County, from Atlantic Beach to Cape Carteret.

With about 1,140 employees, the school system is the largest employer in the county.

Carteret County public schools are governed by an elected seven-member board of education. Members serve four-year staggered terms and are chosen in county-wide, nonpartisan elections. School board members meet in open session each month.

Charter Schools

1108 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-1601

Cape Lookout is a charter school serving students in grades 9 through 12. The school offers a regular high school curriculum as well as courses relating to marine science. With a maximum number of 150 students, the school strives to provide one-on-one services to students....more about Cape Lookout Marine Science Charter High School

Independent / Private Schools

903 Church St.
Newport, NC
(252) 223-4574

Carteret Preschool Center is a Carteret County School System program for typically developing preschool children and special needs preschool children. This center offers a screening clinic with occupational, physical, and speech therapists. The program operates on the Carteret County School System calendar and is open from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM....more about Carteret Preschool Center

4907 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-5050

Crystal Coast School of the Arts is a professional institution offering a variety of classes for all ages. Dance classes offered include tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, ballroom, and hip-hop.  Music class offerings are in piano, voice, percussion, violin, cello, and guitar. Crystal Coast School of the Arts also offers Kindermusik, classes designed to bring...more about Crystal Coast School of the Arts

U.S. Hwy. 70
Newport, NC
(252) 223-4384

Gramercy Christian School is a ministry of the Faith Evangelical Bible Church. The school provides a traditional Christian educational program for students in kindergarten (at least age 5) through 12th grade. They also offer kindergarten-prep for four-year-olds (K4). The average student/teacher ratio is 10 to 1. The 2014-2015 enrollment was 198. Some transportation is...more about Gramercy Christian School

1705 Evans St.
Morehead City, NC
(252) 726-3418

St. Egbert Catholic School is affiliated with St. Egbert Roman Catholic Church. Located in Morehead City, the school serves students from the surrounding area and provides a Catholic-based education. St. Egbert offers classes for students in Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade....more about St. Egbert Catholic School

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