About Island Pacific School

During the middle years, schools can either lose students or set them up for the rest of their lives. Put students in an environment of mediocrity and they will wither on the vine. Create a climate of challenge and expectation, and they will surprise us all. Located on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Island Pacific School (IPS) is a non-profit independent middle school uniquely designed to give grade 6-9 middle school students the education they need: an education that challenges and surprises them to become the very best of who they are. Small by design, IPS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program school with a total of 65 students.  We are accredited by both ISABC and CAIS.

Distinctly different

Located on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Island Pacific School (IPS) is uniquely designed to give grade 6-9 middle school students the education they need.

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Small by design

Our small campus community is intentionally comprised of 65 middle school students, 10 faculty and 5 staff. Class sizes are capped at 18 or less. We know each other well and help each other thrive.

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Middle school matters

In the middle years, schools either lose students or set them up for the rest of their lives. Students in an environment of mediocrity will wither on the vine. Create a climate of challenge and expectation, and they will surprise us all.

Teaching & learning

and kids like it here

IPS is an educational community that fosters intellectual engagement, citizenship, leadership, and self-confidence. We prepare kids for further education through our IB middle school program.

School Culture

Meet the team

Welcome! Our faculty and staff are a team of caring, engaged educators who love working with middle school students at a small independent school. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and every last one of them has a great sense of humour and a strong commitment to the students.

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The Big Picture

What gets us up in the morning? (Other than our middle school students) Learn about the “Why” and “How” of IPS:  Principles, Accreditation, Curriculum, Teaching, Governance, IB.

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What is it like at IPS? Come and visit. We look forward to welcoming you. 

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Island Pacific School Society continually attracts a diverse range of board members who bring strong qualifications, a wide range of skills and experience, and most importantly, a deep interest in education and student development.

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Bowen Island is a municipality of 3,500 permanent residents. It is situated within beautiful Howe Sound and in close proximity to Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. Only a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, Bowen Island is known for being a supportive and safe community.

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