Distinctly different.
Middle school matters most
and kids like it here.
IPS is turning 20 this year.


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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Based on Bowen Island, BC, Island Pacific School focuses exclusively on meeting the educational needs of adolescents in Grades 6-9. Our enriched program fosters critical inquiry, community engagement and leadership. Through the IB Middle Years Programme, outdoor challenges and community service experiences. we set students up for the rest of their lives.

With a school total of under 70 students and classes of 12-18, our teachers are able to 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 and cleaning the school. We challenge and inspire students to become the very best of who they are.

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Faculty & Staff

  • Craig Manville
    Craig ManvilleProgram Support
    • Karen Cowper
      Karen CowperVolunteer Librarian
      • Adrian van Lidth de Jeude
        Adrian van Lidth de JeudeArts and Senior Humanities Teacher
      • Barbara Bingham
        Barbara BinghamDirector of Operations
        • Corinne Metcalfe
          Corinne MetcalfeLearning Assistance
          • Jennifer Williams
            Jennifer WilliamsStudent Teacher
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