FAQ

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How many students are enrolled in Seisen International School?

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There are approximately 650 students representing over 50 nationalities enrolled at Seisen.

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Does Seisen accept boys?

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Boys are accepted only into our Kindergarten program.
Seisen is an all-girls school from grade 1.

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Does Seisen accept Japanese students?

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Seisen admits Japanese students who have spent at least two years abroad in an English-speaking school system or in an international school without English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. There need to be objective reasons for placement in an international school rather than within the Japanese system of education.

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Is there a deadline for submitting the application documents for admission to Seisen?

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No, we accept applications throughout the year.
Parents and prospective students are encouraged to visit our school.

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How long does the admission process take?

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Although the length of time for the admission process varies for each applicant, Seisen does require time to review the student’s application and supporting documents. Generally, this process takes one week.

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Does my child need to have an interview?

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The family interview is an important part of the admission process for both the parents and the school to determine if your child will succeed in our program, so it is a requirement.
After submitting all of the application documents, an interview will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time.

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Are there any other requirements for admission to SIS?

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Placement tests in English and mathematics will be given.

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Are official transcripts needed for the admission process?

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Initially, we require a copy of report cards/progress reports for the last two years to be submitted with the application form. Application forms and copies of school records can be mailed to the school address or emailed to:

siskg@seisen.com
for kindergarten admission

admissions@seisen.com
for grades 1-12 admission.

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Is there a specific form required for a health check?

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Yes. A complete medical examination is required and must be submitted before the student can start school. Health forms can be downloaded from here

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Can a student leave the school before the school year ends?

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Yes. Our students can withdraw at any time during the school year.

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Does Seisen have a financial aid program?

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Our financial aid program is very limited. Please contact the School Head for further information.

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Can my child get a scholarship?

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Scholarships may be granted to students whose parents are employed by companies that join this plan. Please contact the Accounting Office for further information. Otherwise, our scholarship program is very limited. Please contact the school for further information.

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Which school year does Seisen follow?

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Seisen follows the North American school year which begins in late August and finishes in early June. Click here for the school calendar.

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What does the Seisen curriculum offer?

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Seisen offers the following curricula:

Kindergarten – Coeducational Montessori Method of Education

Elementary School – IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)

High School – IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme (IBDP).

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What is the maximum class size at Seisen?

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The maximum number of students per class is around 20 for Kindergarten- grade 1, and 25 for grades 2-12.

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What percentage of Seisen graduates goes on to University?

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100% of our graduates go on to higher education.
Many Seisen graduates go to study at Universities in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, as well as other countries around the world. Please see the matriculation list of colleges and universities where our recent graduates have been accepted to.

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Does Seisen offer a Student Support Program?

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Yes, we have counsellors, EAL teachers for elementary and high school students, a learning support specialist, school nurses, a college advisor, PYP and IBDP coordinators.

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Does Seisen have a program for students with special needs, or who are physically challenged?

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Seisen can accommodate students who are at grade level in reading comprehension, writing and mathematics as determined by the placement tests and the student’s standardized test record. There are limited number of spaces in the EAL program for students who meet the qualifications for admission. Learning support is available for students who function well in the classroom but have some learning differences or attention issues.

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How do Seisen and parents communicate?

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Information is circulated among all sectors of the school via email, the Seisen website, the Seisen Newsletters, and the student newspaper, The Seisen Post. PYP coffee mornings, Middle School Parents’ Morning, Information Session for Grade 6 Parents, Middle School Parents’ Information Meeting, Seisen Parents Association (SPA) luncheons, K-12 parent-teacher conferences, and elementary school student-led conferences take place throughout the school year and are scheduled events to provide further communication between parents and the school. Our administration and teaching staff are always happy to meet with parents during the school year and meetings can be arranged by appointment. Student agenda books are also used for communication between parents and homeroom teachers.

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How can parents volunteer and become involved in Seisen Parents’ Association (SPA)?

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All parents with children enrolled at Seisen are automatically SPA members. SPA always welcomes volunteers for their activities and events! The SPA can be contacted through the school’s website, by email at spa@seisen.com, or by attending their monthly meetings.

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Does Seisen provide a school bus service?

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Yes. The school operates 10 school buses. Please contact the school for a copy of the school bus schedule.

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Does Seisen offer a hot lunch program?

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Yes, a hot lunch is available to students in grades 1-12 from our catering company, Cezars Kitchen. Students do have the option of bringing a packed lunch from home. Microwaves and beverage vending machines are available in the school cafeteria.

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