Seisen, a Catholic International School, educates future world citizens to become men and women for others and with others, in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Seisen’s mission is to provide a safe environment with a focus on the multi-faceted nature of community wellbeing. We seek to empower each student, through shared responsibility, creativity, and human interdependence, to develop their unique talents and to become competent and compassionate players in our global society, capable of empowering others and of bringing hope and peace to our ever-changing world.


As followers of Jesus Christ who, at the Last Supper took bread, broke it and said: “This is my Body, which will be given up for you, do this in memory of me”, we, at Seisen believe in a God who cares for and cherishes every single human being and invites us to do the same; to put love into action. The Eucharist is the dynamic source of our identity and our energy as teachers/learners in the 21st century. It informs who we are, what we do and why we do it.

Our guiding principles are based on the tradition of learning and service handed down from St. Raphaela, the founding member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

We believe in educating the whole person in a warm and friendly environment in order to promote moral, physical, spiritual, intellectual, and emotional development.

We are committed to making a difference

We want to offer ample opportunities for our students to discover God’s love in their lives, to have a personal encounter with Christ, and to grow within a strong framework of Christian values.

As Catholics we also reverence the spiritual riches of every world religion and we reach out to all God’s people wherever they are.

Seisen International School chapel

We believe in communion.

We are all Seisen: students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni.

We are all partners in the education that Seisen offers and we know that effective partnership demands open, honest and regular communication.

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We believe in our students.

We have faith that each student can, with encouragement and guidance, thrive as constructive members of society.

They can all become global citizens and leaders, motivated and equipped to live in a fast-changing world and committed to making a difference just as St. Raphaela did in her day.

Guiding Principles



Educate women for social and cultural transformation

Shape international mindedness and celebrate diversity

Reach out to the world with hospitality and hope.

Reverence creation

Nurture faith development

Side with the poor

Act as leaven for worldwide community building

Share all that we are and have

Elementary Students share the Seisen Mission



Elementary students share the Seisen International School Missions Statement and Guiding Principles in their own words.

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Mission Statement

Seisen is a Catholic International School.  We educate our students in the Spirit of Jesus Christ.  We provide a safe, warm and challenging environment where students develop knowledge, skills, interests and talents and become caring members of a global society who reach out to others in friendship and hope.  Our students help to create a more peaceful world.

(5A & B)

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We believe that educated girls can help create a better world


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Our students are members of many different faith traditions.  We believe in respecting all within our Catholic school community


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Our students come from many different cultures and countries.  We believe in celebrating diversity and developing an openness, curiosity and appreciation of other peoples and cultures


Artwork by Lizuki


We believe in creating a better, more just and peaceful world through social justice


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We reach out to others in friendship and hope


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Seisen is a family, we build community in our classes, in our school and in our world


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We care for and respect our planet; its plants, animals and people

(1A & 1B)

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We appreciate ourselves and others with their individual gifts and talents.  We share our gifts in service and in love


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Seisen Learner Profile


For Seisen International School, God comes first - His loving presence and action pervades the school and calls each one to live as value-based, ethical women and men. We reverence the spiritual treasures of the Catholic faith and other faiths and enter into dialogue with them. We encourage each other to develop our own religious beliefs.


We represent many cultures, and are all open to and respectful of the perspectives, values and beliefs of others. We are eager to expand our awareness and understanding of the world and the global dimensions of situations and subjects. We are developing as global citizens, motivated to participate in and equipped to live in an ever-changing world. We are committed to making a difference, just as St. Raphaela did in her day. We are interactive members of a global network of Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus schools.


We are all leaders. We are positive role models for each other. We recognize and utilize the many talents in our learning community. As leaders we understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal wellbeing for ourselves and others.


They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.


They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.


They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.


They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.


They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.


They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.


They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.


They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.


They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.


They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.