IB Diploma Program
Seisen has been using the comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (DP) for juniors and seniors since 1986. Critical thinking, community service, and an exposure to a wide variety of intellectual viewpoints reflect what both Seisen and the IB value.
Universities the world over can evaluate our students and determine their eligibility against internationally recognized standards. Over the past 25 years, 80% of our students have attempted the full IB Diploma Program, and the core elements – Theory of Knowledge, social service and reflection or CAS, and an Extended (or Seisen Research) Essay – are required of every student at Seisen.
The International Baccalaureate Organization’s mission statement
“aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right."
The IB diploma embraces a coherent and international set of values, helping students to become open-minded inquirers, reflective learners, and caring citizens of the world. Through the course selection process, Seisen students and their parents consider each student’s set of courses for their last two years of high school.
Our High School faculty and staff are also heavily involved with the IB, actively participating in IB teacher training workshops and conferences, with several members serving as assistant and senior Examiners for the IBO.
The following courses are offered at Seisen in grades 11 and 12. IB Diploma candidates must take at least three at the Higher Level and up to three at the Standard Level.