Aden Bowman has a long tradition of encouraging students to pursue excellence through education. The academic, athletic, and performing arts programs are recognized nationally for their distinction and innovation.
The achievements of our students range from international and national awards and scholarships, to numerous provincial championships in athletics and award-winning performances in music and drama. The diverse curricular and extra-curricular programs assist all Aden Bowman Collegiate students in their personal pursuit of excellence in a welcoming and supportive school community.
Aden Bowman's strength is its collective diversity. Our distinguished academic courses seek to meet the needs of all learners. Offerings range from the International Baccalaureate Programme, integrated and modified programming, as well as numerous electives that enhance our diverse learning community. English as an additional language adds to our exceptional repertoire. Without question, Bowman's student diversity reflects our place in the global community.
At Aden Bowman, students pursue their studies in a culture that provides engaging learning opportunities and celebrates academic achievement. Almost 40 per cent of our students perform at a level that places them on the academic honour roll. We offer a number of integrated programs, such as Collective Voice in Grade 9. And SEED, a Grade 10 program that integrates Wellness 10 with PAA 10. This program will provide students with opportunities to improve their own health by engaging in a wide variety of physical activities, growing and preparing good food, and critically thinking about lifestyle choices.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a two-year program that starts in Grade 11 for students who are academically motivated, service orientated and who desire the rigorous international curriculum that focuses on our role as citizens in a global society. The International Baccalaureate Organization's goal is to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgment, think creatively and critically, and respect others in our global community.
The arts are flourishing at Aden Bowman. Most student performances in drama and music occur in our performance facility, Robert Hinitt Castle Theatre. For many years, this professional-calibre performance space has heightened possibilities and contributed to exceptional results and memorable experiences. Many fine stage performers, musicians, and visual artists have graduated from Aden Bowman and continue to make their artistic presence felt well beyond the school community.