Island Pacific School is regulated under the Independent School Act which is governed and administered by the Ministry of Education of British Columbia.
Island Pacific School is a member school of three accrediting organizations: International Baccalaureate – Middle Years Program (IB-MYP), Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS); and the Independent Schools Association of BC (ISABC). IPS prioritizes resources to continually meet or exceed all of the standards and requirements of all of these partners.
IB Global School
Island Pacific School (IPS) is an IB Global School teaching the Middle Years Program. It received its accreditation in July 2009. The IB Middle Years Program (MYP) is a rigorous curriculum that builds on the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Program. Students study 5 academic courses (English, French, Humanities, Science and Mathematics) with an emphasis on interdisciplinary connections and critical thinking.Island Pacific School teachers are all trained in the MYP methodologies. All subjects are taught by specialist teachers, and all subjects meet or exceed Ministry of Education guidelines. We not only rise to standards, we are a leader among middle schools.
CAIS Seal of Approval
The Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) is “a community of independent schools who choose to meet and exceed rigorous National Standards that inspire continuous whole school improvement.” We regularly collaborate and share best practices with schools across the country.
Independent Schools Association of BC (ISABC)
The ISABC is an association of 27 forward-looking schools distinguished by outstanding educational experiences and opportunities; leadership development; preparation for post-secondary placements and the nurturing development of international understanding.
The Federation of Independent School Associations in British Columbia (FISA BC)
FISA BC is an umbrella organization of independent school associations formed in British Columbia. FISA BC was founded in 1966 when a diverse group of independent schools indicated that, “providing each of our schools could maintain its independence, there could be definite value in the formation of an affiliation among our schools which could promote common purposes”. In addition to an agenda of common purposes, the founding fathers also considered it their mission to enable parents to exercise the right to choose the kind of education given to their children and to promote the rightful place and responsibility of independent schools within a democratic and pluralistic society.