High School

For over 50 years, Seisen has been educating independent young women to become leaders in their home countries and around the world.

Young women in grades 9-12 have the option of participating in a range of sports and activities. Older students have the option of joining in a summer service project abroad. They are offered a rigorous academic curriculum that includes optional IGCSE certificates and the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Seisen High School’s teachers are exceptional. They are highly skilled in their academic disciplines and deeply committed to the values of the school. They are also leaders within the international school community in Japan: their activities include serving as IB and IGCSE examiners, coaching girls in basketball summer camps in Afghanistan, building houses in developing countries, and offering workshops to other educators both locally and abroad.

Please take time to browse our website and contact us should you require further information – or better still – come visit us to see the future in our wonderful students.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements

To graduate from Seisen International School students must undertake a robust academic course of study. Below are listed the required credits necessary for graduating our Seisen International Diploma (aka Seisen University Preparatory Program)- a total of 27 credits plus the Non-Credit Expectations outlined below. In addition over 95% of our students pursue the IB Diploma as an additional qualification.

Discipline Credit Discipline Credit
English
4 Modern Language 3
Social Studies 4 Religion* 3
Fine Arts 2 Mathematics 3
Science 3 Physical Education** 1
Academic Electives
(e.g. Math, Fine Arts, Science)
2 Extra Curricular/
Experential Learning***
2

* 1 credit in both G9 and G10, 0.5 credit in both G11 and G12
** 1/2 credit in both G9 and G10
*** 1 credit, at least, in G9 and G10 from a school sponsored extracurricular activity.

Non-Credit Expectations

Students in G11 and G12 must complete Creativity, Action, Services (CAS) and pass the I B Extended Essay (or Seisen Research paper) and Theory of Knowledge .

Placements within Mathematics and Modern Language classes is based on upon departmental guidelines.


Electives & Options

Religion classes are designed to help students grow in their faith, understand the values that they have in common with others, and respect other people with different beliefs and religions.

All students in grades 9 and 10 choose from four Visual and Performing Arts options: 2-D art, ceramics, instrumental music, and drama. Academic electives include IB Music and IB Art or a fourth year of any of the following: math, science, or language.

Other twice weekly T/F electives available to the students are: computer graphics, yearbook, journalism, library assistant, choir, drama, environment club, and pottery. Special instruction in English as an Additional Language Language (EAL) is available through grade 10.

Students are grouped heterogeneously except in mathematics courses, in which groupings are based on aptitude and achievement.

Language acquisition in French, Spanish, and Japanese focuses on written language, oral fluency, and culture components and prepares students for advanced IB level language courses.

External Assessment

The following tests are administered in the school:

  • the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
  • SAT
  • IOWA Assessments
  • IGCSE
  • UK Math Challenge
  • IB Diploma

Seisen International School - James HatchJames Hatch, Principal

Seisen International School - Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell
Assistant Principal

The teaching in our school is more than a profession; it is a vocation, and the school building is more than a school, it is a sanctuary

Saint Rafaela Mary – Founder Handmaid’s of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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