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Island Pacific School
671 Carter Rd. 
Bowen Island, BC 
V0N 1G0 

Phone: 604-947-9311 


School Information:

Gender: Co-Ed
School Size: 56
Grades: 6-9
Boarding: Yes

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General Information

Description: Located just 20 minutes by ferry from Horseshoe Bay and 25 minutes by water taxi from Granville Island, Island Pacific School is an IB World School that offers the Middle Years Program. Here, students and teachers establish strong learning partnerships in a climate of mutual respect. The curriculum and social environment promote scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and self-advocacy. They also prepare graduates for success in high school and beyond. Empowering young people to take ownership for their learning is a core part of what we do at IPS.
Year Founded: 1985


Enrollment By Grade:
Entry into Grade: Number of Students Admitted:
6 10
7 18
8 12
9 10

IB Program:
  • IB-MYP English   
  • IB-MYP Fine Arts   
  • IB-MYP French   
  • IB-MYP Math   
  • IB-MYP P.E.   
  • IB-MYP Science   
  • Cross Country Running   
  • Ultimate   
  • Debate   
  • Yearbook   
    Arts and Media:
  • Dramatic Arts   
  • Guitar   
  • Visual Arts   

    Day School Tuition: $10,500 - $10,500
    Boarding School Tuition: $18,500 - $18,500
    Financial Assistance: Ted Spear Founder's Scholarship $6,500 Bursaries (up to 50% of tuition)

    Interview Required: Yes
    SSAT Required: No
    Application Requirements: As an independent school of choice we attract students and families that support the expressed mission, values, and philosophy of the school. The following procedure helps to determine a student’s readiness and suitability for the programs offered by IPS: 1. Parents complete the admissions application in full. 2. Parents meet with the Head of School. 3. Student applicant visits IPS to get a sense of the learning environment offered here. 4. Student applicant meets with the Head of School. 5. Student applicants are assessed at the school during one of three scheduled small group testing sessions. 6. Outcome letter from Head of school: unqualified acceptance; qualified acceptance (some learning support required); wait-list, or not yet ready to meet the demands of the learning culture provided. 7. Parents pay a non-refundable $400 deposit applied toward tuition to guarantee student’s place.