Welcome to the International School at Gregory!
The International School at Gregory has a multidimensional program focusing not only on dual language immersion, but also on STEM. This allows our school to provide students with a multitude of experiences, which will prepare them for future success as 21st Century global citizens, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
The school is located near downtown Wilmington, within walking distance of museums, art galleries, historic sites, and government buildings. The campus houses a multitude of outdoor learning opportunities including butterfly, vegetable, and flower gardens, as well as a purple martin nesting area. At Gregory, students from all academic levels are encouraged to work toward their highest potential.
The diverse student population enjoys the benefits of an Academically and Intellectually Gifted program (AIG), a STEM lab, a math lab, a science lab, a multimedia broadcasting studio, and a spacious media center. Our building includes a fully equipped auditorium as well as a large air-conditioned gymnasium. Students have access to the latest technology, including 1 to 1 iPads, and wireless internet access.
School Hours: 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.
Students may enter the school building at 7:20 am.
- Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- History of Gregory School
- Question & Answers
The dresscode is for Grades 6 - 8 only. K- 5 students may continue to wear uniforms, mix and match uniforms with regular clothes, or strictly wear regular clothes, including jeans. All students must continue to follow NHCS dress code policy.
Sweatshirts/ Hoodies/ Jackets
Bottoms (pants, jeans, shorts, dresses, skirts, skorts, capris)
- Shorts, skirts, jumpers, dresses, and skorts must be at fingertip length when arms are by side and fully extended.
- Gym shorts/ sweatpants with Williston/Gregory printed on them are allowed (6th grade).
- Pants must be free of tears, holes or rips.
- Leggings and tights may only be worn under skirts – NOT AS PANTS! They may be any color
- No pajama pants may be worn.
- Extremely loose/big clothes (huge XL T-shirts, sagging pants) or extremely tight/small clothes (midriff-baring tops, mini-skirts, spaghetti straps, short shorts, low-cut blouses, tight pants, jeggings, etc.) are not permitted.
- Clothing with abusive, suggestive or profane language; symbols of illegal substances; or any other words, symbols or slogans that disrupt the learning environment may not be worn.
- Succeed and are
Each badge earned will spell out the SPLASH. Once a class has earned all 6 “badges” they will receive a class reward and be an official SPLASH Club Member. In an effort to encourage community building, students may earn stickers individually or as a class. Stickers can be earned when students follow the school matrix.
First 5 Days
The original building was named Williston Industrial High School. It was constructed during the era of segregation for Wilmington's African-American population. Residents, whether formally educated or not, felt they had a stake in their local schools. In the "old days" teachers were required to make a home visit to each student before receiving their first pay check. By the 1950's the school had an established reputation for academic excellence, and Wilmington's black community realized that their school needed funds to increase classrooms and upgrade their library and science lab. Led by Dr. Hubert Eaton, they succeeded in convincing the Board of Education to call for a construction bond to build a new school. In 1954, the new high school opened on the lot adjacent to the historic, building and the original building became a junior high school. Today this building houses Williston Middle School. All of the Wilmington black population attended either junior high or high school at the Gregory historic building. That all ended when desegregation was finally enforced and black students were assigned throughout the community to predominately white schools.
In 1992, was proving difficult to attract suburban families to the inner-city area, and the school board was going to order the razing of Gregory School because of declining enrollment and the physical condition of the building. Instead of giving in, the staff, community and parents of Gregory worked together to reinvent their beloved school, and in the fall of 1993 it reopened as Gregory School of Science, Mathematics and Technology, the first designated magnet school in the county. This transition represented a tremendous amount of work and dedication on the part of many individuals, but Gregory once again enjoys a solid reputation as a diverse learning environment dedicated to the education of all students. In 1998, a second building was constructed because of increasing enrollment and many of our current students' parents and grandparents proudly point out that they are Gregory Alumni. The school truly serves as an anchor in the neighborhood and the gymnasium and auditorium are frequently utilized by the community.
In 2015-2016 school year the board decided to transfer the Spanish Immersion program from Forest Hills Global Elementary to Gregory changing the name to International School at Gregory. The International School at Gregory will open for students in the August 2016 school year. This move allows expansion, enabling NHCS to grow the Dual Immersion, offering Grades 6-8 through partnership with Williston Middle School. With science, technology, math and Spanish Immersion woven into the framework of the curriculum, The International School at Gregory will offer an exciting, hands-on and rigorous program for all of its students
The benefits of the program include:
exposure to other cultures and languages;
opportunity to become bilingual and bi-literate;
preparation to meet challenges in a global society;
increased self-esteem and confidence; and
career advantages in the future.
Your child will receive 50% of their instruction in both Spanish and English
These classes will be taught in English. Support services such as AIG, EC and /or ESL are also delivered in English.
Yes. Teachers are provided thru the Visiting International Faculty (VIF) Program and must meet VIF and Department of Public Instruction certification and employment standards.
The most important thing you can do at home is read to your child in English. Reading in any language supports the acquisition of reading skills such as fluency, vocabulary building, and comprehension. Your child's homework should support what he has learned in class, so students should be able to tackle the assignment on their own. You will be able to identify what skill is being addressed and support learning in the skill, even if you can only help in English. Homework should not be a struggle if it is, please talk with your child's teacher
Yes, transportation will be provided
Yes, there will be sibling privilege.
Yes, the program is a K-8 model. Starting in 2016-17, native Spanish speakers who are proficient in reading and writing Spanish may apply to the 6th grade immersion program. In addition, non-native Spanish students may apply for language instruction in Spanish and/or Mandarin.