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“At Island Pacific School you always feel someone is there, who loves you or is there for you to learn…

…it made me know who I was, it made me figure out who I wanted to be in life. It made me realize how great I could be.” 

Connor W.

Watch our video to see why Island Pacific School, located on Nex̱wlélex̱wm (Bowen Island) is no ordinary middle school

It’s never too early to start planning your child’s crucial middle years.


Interested in learning more about Island Pacific School? Come and visit us on Bowen Island and we’ll show you what makes us distinctly different. School tours and student visits are typically available between early October through to the end of May. Contact us directly if you’d like to visit outside of this schedule.

Visit us virtually with our Head of School, Scott Herrington and our Assistant Head, Jennifer Henrichsen to get an insider’s perspective and arrange an in person tour. Tours last approximately an hour and a half and provide you with a sneak-peak of how things work at Island Pacific School. Please email us at if you are interested in scheduling a virtual meeting.

1st Curriculum

Engineered: How we help lay the foundation for ever-increasing understanding and ability as an individual makes their way in the world.
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2nd Curriculum

Experiences: Show students how they can take responsibility for their own actions and progressively increase their own self-agency to become persons of character.
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IPS Masterworks

Can a 14-year-old be expected to conduct a public presentation similar to a TED talk?  IPS students have been doing so for over 20 years through a program called Masterworks.

Our middle school curriculum recognizes the importance of independent study.  Self-selected, self-directed, and self-presented, this Masterworks independent study project is compulsory for every Grade 9 student and marks a significant academic achievement at IPS.

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Our program is developed to equip and inspire middle school kids to cultivate their humanity.  IPS is distinctly different: a middle school with 64-72 kids taught by middle school experts.


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1st & 2nd Curriculum comprises a wide range of subjects.  But a day at Island Pacific School is much more than a list of classes.



At Island Pacific School it is our job as educators to equip and inspire students to cultivate their humanity.



Philanthropy has been the reason IPS has thrived for 25 years. Help us soar through the next 25!