Small by design
Distinctly different
Middle school matters
Kids like it here

Welcome to Island Pacific School on Bowen Island, BC

Based on Bowen Island, BC, Island Pacific School focuses exclusively on meeting the educational needs of adolescents in Grades 6-9. 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.

Small by design, we are a school of 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.


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

  • Barbara Bingham
    Barbara BinghamDirector of Operations
  • Chelsea Luchenski
    Chelsea LuchenskiFrench and English Teacher
  • Pam Matthews
    Pam MatthewsScience & Design Tech Teacher
  • Christian MacInnis
    Christian MacInnisEnglish, Design Tech & PE Teacher
  • Kristin Jarvis
    Kristin JarvisDirector of Communications
  • Jennifer Henrichsen
    Jennifer HenrichsenAssistant Head and Teacher
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