The school is committed to assisting families with a demonstrated financial need to help cover the cost of tuition through a financial aid program. Financial Aid to a maximum of 50% of the base tuition fee is possible for those who qualify. Applications are processed for current IPS families before other applicants. Families receiving financial aid must re-apply every year. The deadline to apply for the is the end of January each year.
Since opening its doors in 1995, Island Pacific School has always been committed to ensuring the broadest possible access to those who want to attend the school.
Teal Ander was a Bowen Island community leader who worked first as a learning assistance teacher, and then Coordinator, at Island Pacific School from 2002 to 2007.
She had a fierce commitment to the students and gave her all to ensure each and every one of them could be successful. In honor of her outstanding work, the school and the Ander Family would like to establish the “Teal Ander Bursary” fund to support IPS applicants who require additional learning assistance.
If you would like to gift funds to this bursary, cheques may be mailed or dropped off at the school, and should be made payable to “Island Pacific School”, with the notation “Teal Ander Bursary” on the bottom of the cheque. (Address; 671 Carter Road, Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G0) Charitable tax receipts will be issued upon request. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Margaret Witty Bursary Fund has been created by the Witty family “in honour and recognition of Marg Witty’s contribution to Island Pacific School and the community of Bowen Island.” Over the next five years the donation will grow to $50,000, thanks to a commitment of annual donations from Dave Witty and his children. The Fund will be managed by the Bowen Island Community Foundation and will provide an annual bursary to one or more deserving students of Island Pacific School.
“Marg loved Island Pacific”, Dave Witty said. “She had been taught herself by nuns and she loved the academic freedom of Island Pacific – its emphasis on outdoor activities, the focus on developing critical thinking, and the Masterworks projects for graduating students.” “Ultimate Frisbee is the IPS sport, he continued, “and Marg loved the fact that the sports at IPS are inclusive: that both boys and girls are involved, that you celebrate the other team – that sport is about everyone having fun.”
Donations to the Margaret Witty Bursary Fund can be made through the Bowen Island Community Foundation, online, or by cheque to Attn: Soren Hammerberg, Chair. P.O. Box 18, Bowen Island, B.C. V0N 1G0.