Middle School

Mission Statement

In keeping with our school’s philosophy, our Middle School goal is to promote the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual welfare of the students in grades 7 and 8. We are committed to offering a comprehensive academic program that promotes independent, inquiring learners and provides students with the skills needed for high school. We cultivate empathy, respect, and tolerance of others. Our courses support the development of moral strength, academic honesty, and individual responsibility for one’s actions.

Programs

Academics

There are six main subjects required in Middle School: English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Religion, and a choice of languages (Japanese, French, Spanish, EAL).

Helping labs are available in math, English, and science for students who need further assistance in these areas.

Fine arts

Middle School students can participate in a wide variety of programs such as choir, band, orchestra, art, drama, speech, Brain Bowl and Math Field Day. Students need to try out to become part of some of these programs.

Athletics

To promote physical well-being, Seisen offers sports to Middle School students, including cross country, track and field, basketball, volleyball, futsal, badminton, and swimming.

Advisor/advisee Program

Seisen’s advisor-advisee program provides each middle school student an opportunity to choose a faculty advisor with whom she feels comfortable, and in whom she feels she can confide her troubles, problems, or questions. Each student chooses an advisor after the first month of school.

A student meets with her advisor whenever she feels she needs help or just when she needs someone to talk to. However, there are two required advisor-advisee meetings during the school year.

 

Activities

Beginner Guitar
Students learn major and minor chords, strumming patterns, and other guitar basics. This is applied to contemporary pop songs that students can play along with, giving them the tools to continue learning independently. The Beginner Guitar activity will also give a strong foundation to more serious lessons for those who choose to continue as serious guitar students. A performance element is a tentative aim for the activity, which would include informal ‘coffee house’ style of performance.

Ball Games
Students are giving the opportunity to play a variety of team games such as capture the flag, belly ball, and soccer-baseball-basketball. They also have the option of playing various types of dodgeball, badminton, volleyball, and activities with scooters.

Choir
MS students rehearse for performances throughout the year.
Semester 1: Seisen-SMIS Combined Christmas Choral concert.
Semester 2: The Kanto Plain MS Choral Festival and Seisen Spring concert.
Students are also encouraged to form their own groups to perform for Festival of Nations, KPASSP Vocal Festival and St Rafaela Day.

Knitting
Students are taught knitting techniques and how to read and use knitting patterns to create their own knitwear such as scarves, hats and mittens.

Miscellaneous Games
Pretty much any game goes in Miscellaneous Games activity! Students may play card games, dice games, trivia games or be creative and make up their own game. As long as some type of friendly competition is going on students are accomplishing the goal of this activity!

Yearbook
Students design pages for the yearbook. Throughout the process, they learn and apply design, journalism, communication, and team-building skills with other students in grades 8 through 12. They get real-world experience in planning, developing, and producing a product that represents the school community and plays roles in developing school spirit, pride, and marketing.
 

Social Opportunities

During the school year, Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in dances, bowling, and ice-skating. There is also a semi-formal for grade 8.

These activities are in conjunction with The International School of the Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s International School.


AK-&-AL.jpgMs. Kagei, Principal       Mr. Lee, Assistant Principal