Bowen Island proudly offers some of the best educational opportunities available in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
Bowen Island is within West Vancouver School District #45, and is one of the best school districts in British Columbia with a longstanding tradition of excellence. Bowen Island living affords the opportunity for your children to have a West Vancouver education at a fraction what it costs to live in West Vancouver.
Island Pacific School is a private middle school that provides foundations for International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement programs in high school. It services Grades 6-9.
Island Discovery Learning Community offers publicly funded part-time classroom schooling as well as support for full-time home-based learning. It supports parents looking for an alternative to traditional, full-time schooling.
Bowen Island Community Recreation & Arts Varied recreation, education, and arts programming for all ages is coordinated jointly by Bowen Island Municipality Community Recreation, Bowen Island Community School, and Bowen Island Arts Council.
Tir-na-nOg Theatre School provides stage training to young people and has been doing so since 1998. Its annual Festival of Plays gives opportunity for the community to watch young people perform.
Bowen Island Museum and Archives collects information about the history of people and places on Bowen Island. Two buildings contain museum displays and the archival collection.
Bowen Island Public Library “promotes lifelong learning, the love of reading, and the exploration of ideas, culture and knowledge in a welcoming, lively atmosphere.”
Private music and art lessons are available from on-island teachers.