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Welcome to Island Pacific School on Bowen Island, BC

Based on Bowen Island, BC, Island Pacific School is a middle school that focuses exclusively on meeting the educational needs of adolescents in Grades 6-9. Small by design, we have 68 students in 4 classes of 16-18. Our teachers are middle school experts who make a direct connection with every one of our students. Our independent middle school offers inquiry-based learning; classes in reasoning, philosophy and ethics; and cross-grade stewardship that includes mentoring, responsibility, and even cleaning the school. At IPS, we challenge and inspire students to become the very best of who they are.

Our enriched, distinctly different program fosters critical inquiry, community engagement and leadership. Through the IB Middle Years Programme, outdoor challenges and community service experiences, we help set students up for the rest of their lives.


IPS knows if we create a climate of challenge and expectation, students will surprise us to become the best of who they are.

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IPS believes in instilling a sense of citizenship and civic engagement in students to act in response to the needs of a community.

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IPS offers academic, artistic, and recreational pursuits designed to foster scholarship, leadership, and self-advocacy.

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We welcome students who will thrive in a school that challenges them to think critically in an enriched educational curriculum.

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Faculty & Staff

  • Dr. Ted Spear
    Dr. Ted SpearHead of School
  • Carmen Lane
    Carmen LaneGraphic Design and Web Support
    • Jen Zdril
      Jen ZdrilLearning Assistance
    • Ellen White
      Ellen WhiteFinance Manager
      • Adrian van Lidth de Jeude
        Adrian van Lidth de JeudeArts and Senior Humanities Teacher
      • Barbara Bingham
        Barbara BinghamDirector of Operations
      • Christian MacInnis
        Christian MacInnisEnglish, Design Tech & PE Teacher
      • Victoria van Schouwen
        Victoria van SchouwenHumanities, English, Physical Education
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