School of Education

The Cable School

Located on Elon University’s campus, the Cable School is a restored 1850s schoolhouse that was part of the first public school system in North Carolina, known as the Common Schools. The Cable School was part of District 21 and was in operation from the 1850s – 1870s. 

Acquisition, restoration, and dedication

Teacher candidates at Cable School


Elon teacher candidates' involvement

More information

To schedule a tour of the Cable School or for more information on teaching about the Cable School in your K-12 classroom, please contact Marna Winter, Director of Education Outreach.