Our Admission Process

Welcome to Island Pacific School (IPS). As an independent school of choice, we attract a diverse mix of students and families that support the expressed mission, values, and philosophy of the school.  Admission to school is limited by size: small by design, IPS is a grade 6-9 middle school with one class for each grade, and a maximum of 18 students in each class.  Our admission process offers ample opportunity for both parents and the student to explore what IPS has to offer and whether our environment will be a good match.

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Apply Now

Get started on your IPS admission application today. Our admission process is 3 simple steps, however if you have questions please email us or call 604.947.9311.
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The Steps

Our admission process at Island Pacific School is simple. Plan a visit and fill out our online application. Apply early: we are typically full a year in advance. Some families have applied years in advance.


Student assessment simply gives us a baseline from which to plan your child’s learning strategies. At IPS, we have a three tier learning strategy that we apply to all students.
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Education is an investment that will pay dividends to your child for the rest of their life. Here are the details about our school tuition, fees and our financial aid program.
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Big Picture

Learn more about the why’s and how’s of what makes Island Pacific School a distinctly different middle school: curriculum, teaching style, accreditation, and governance.

About us

Island Pacific School is small by design: an educational community of 65 students, a school team of 14, a committed Board and strong parent involvement. Get to know us.


Are you interested in learning more about Island Pacific school and our admission process?  You can book a school tour and we’ll show you what makes us distinctly different. You’ll meet our head-of-school Scott Herrington and get an insider’s perspective of the school from assistant head, Jennifer Henrichsen.

Tours last approximately an hour and a half and provide you with a look at how things work at IPS.

We are located on Bowen Island, BC. If you’re coming over from Horseshoe Bay and want to leave your car behind, we can arrange to transport you to and from the ferry terminal on Bowen Island. 

Call us at 604.947-9311 for more information. Pick your date for a tour via the booking form linked below. We’re proud of our independent school and we’re happy to have the opportunity to show you more.

Book a Parent Tour

You will meet with our Head or Assistant Head

Book a Student Visit

Your student will spend the day attending classes at IPS

Attend an Event

Get to know us at one of our many events