Seisen was founded by a community of Catholic Sisters, the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The school reflects the special identity and educational philosophy of the Sisters, while respecting common Judeo-Christian values and also embracing the spiritual wisdom of other religious traditions.
At Seisen, we foster a vibrant, faith filled atmosphere where students can experience God’s love for each one of them and can grow into people who care for others and put that love into action. We encourage students to develop a way of looking at the world like that of St. Raphaela, who discovered of the presence of God in everything and everyone.
Mass is celebrated for High School and Elementary School each week. Different classes prepare and participate actively in the service. Several times a year, on important occasions, we have Mass for the whole school community.
Prayer plays an important role in the life at Seisen. Every morning groups of students lead the whole school in prayer and set the tone for the day. The school chapel is open all day everyday for Seisen Chapel private prayer or class activities.
All students attend religion classes that explore the different dimensions of Catholicism, Protestant Christianity, and World Religions.
Catholic students, together with their families are prepared for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.
The religion department and faculty members are involved in the pastoral care and spiritual growth of all students whatever their religious belief.