Paisley IB Magnet Middle School
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
1400 Grant Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 703-4168
Fax: (336) 727-8315
Dr. Gary Cone, Principal
Paisley Magnet School offers a complete IB Middle Years Program (IB-MYP) for highly motivated students ages 11-16. The five-year curriculum, designed for students in grades six through ten, provides academic challenges and life skills appropriate to middle years students, preparing them to excel in the IB diploma program in grades eleven and twelve.
The educational program at Paisley combines challenging standards with creativity and flexibility, offering an approach that embraces and surpasses traditional school subjects. Instruction encourages inquiry and discovery, builds upon the natural curiosity of students, and supports the exploratory manner in which they learn most effectively.
The accelerated, inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum improves achievement, enlarges students' capacity to solve problems, produces positive attitudes toward school, and increases students' self-confidence. While the program includes all elements of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, it also focuses on the thorough study of the interrelation of academic subjects.
Paisley's magnet program encourages students to develop intercultural awareness along with a genuine understanding of their own histories and traditions. Students develop a personal value system by which to guide their own lives as thoughtful members of local communities and the larger world.
Because communication is an essential part of the IB-MYP philosophy, Paisley places fundamental importance on achieving firm command of one's own language as well as acquiring conversational skills in at least one other language. Developing awareness of the media and competence in information technology is also part of the communications component of IB-MYP.
Directions to Paisley
From Business I-40, exit at Cherry St., go north through downtown. (Cherry St. becomes University Parkway.) Turn left at light at bottom of hill onto Northwest Blvd. Turn right at next light onto Thurmond St. Turn left on Gillette St. and left again on Grant. Office is on left inside Grant St. entrance.