Shepard IB Magnet Middle

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Magnet School

2401 Dakota Street
Durham, NC 27707

The IB-MYP 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

First Priority Program Link for 5th grade applicants applying from Burton IB to Shepard IB, Second Priority Program Link for 5th grade applicants applying from Club Blvd., R.N. Harris and Holt Elementary Schools, General Applicant Pool and Program Link for 8th grade Shepard IB applicants applying to Hillside IB.

Applicants must rank Shepard IB Middle School as their first choice to receive the link priority.

*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.


District wide