Burton IB Magnet Elementary

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP)

1500 Mathison Street
Durham, NC 27701

Burton's IB-PYP is a high quality program of international coursework developed and authorized by world renowned International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB Programme is designed to help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Features of the magnet school include:

  • Primary Years Programme (PYP)-grades K-5 links to Middle Years Programme (MYP) - grades 6-10
  • Aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who desire to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
  • Students may begin a second language beginning in kindergarten, and upon completion of the high school IB education possess a high degree of second language mastery in French, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
  • Teachers receive certified IB training

Lottery Priorities

Sibling Attending, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for Burton IB 5th grade applicants applying to Shepard IB Middle.

*Applicants must submit an application and rank their priority school as their first choice to be considered for any priority through the lottery process.

*Please note that there is no guarantee of assignment for either sibling priorities, or link priority, as seats must be available at the grade level(s) requested.

Please see FAQs for priority definitions and explanations.


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