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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.

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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

  • Amanda Szabo
    Amanda SzaboLearning Support Coordinator
  • Adrian van Lidth de Jeude
    Adrian van Lidth de JeudeArts and Senior Humanities Teacher
  • Ellen White
    Ellen WhiteFinance Manager
    • Victoria van Schouwen
      Victoria van SchouwenHumanities, English, Physical Education
    • Jen Zdril
      Jen ZdrilLearning Assistance
    • Pam Matthews
      Pam MatthewsScience & Design Tech Teacher
    • Kristin Jarvis
      Kristin JarvisDirector of Communications
    • Barbara Bingham
      Barbara BinghamDirector of Operations
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