Seisen International School has been an International Baccalaureate school since 1986.
We were the third school in Japan to offer the IB Diploma Programme. The programme has continued to grow over the last 35 years. Critical thinking, community service, and an exposure to a wide variety of intellectual viewpoints reflect what both Seisen and the IB value.
In 2007 the Elementary School became authorised to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP is a curriculum framework for international education. The programme focuses on the holistic development of the child addressing the physical, social, emotional, cultural and academic well-being of each student and reflects our strong belief that education must address the development of the whole child. Seisen is one of just two schools in the Asia Pacific region blending the elements of Montessori and the PYP.
In July of 2020 Seisen became authorized to offer the IB Middle Years Programme.
As of July 2020 Seisen International School is authorized to offer the PYP, MYP and DP, making us the first All-Girls IB Continuum school in Japan.
Grade 4 units of inquiry: 'Natural Systems' & 'Interconnectedness'
How do communities prepare and respond to natural systems?
How are body systems connected?
What is access to medical advances & care contributing to health like around the world?
Grade 3 units of inquiry: 'Force & Motion' & 'Inventions'
What are the forces and motions in simple machines?
What makes an invention successful?
Which inventions do you think have had more of an impact on our world and why?
How have different movements throughout history led to the creation of inventions?
Grade 2 units of inquiry: 'Celebrations & Traditions' & 'Materials & Matter'
How do traditions within celebrations connect people locally and globally?
Grade 1 units of inquiry: 'Energy: Light & Sound', 'Communication', 'Communities'
Light & Sound: How can we apply our understanding of the properties of light & sound to create mood and effects in a performance?
Communication: Why do people make speeches?
Communities: What services, systems, people, places and things help support the community to meet the needs of people?
IB Diploma Program Frequently Asked Questions
IB Diploma Porgramme Coordinator Mr. Dean Bevan answers question from Grade 10 students and parents to help them make better choices moving foraward.
Multilingual Learners - KG Morning Tea & PYP
Virtual Morning Tea & PYP - Multilingual Learners
Kindergarten Local Environment Unit of Inquiry - PYP
Kindergarten: Where We Are in Place & Time
ES Morning Tea & PYP: Mathematics
'Approaches to Teaching & Learning Mathematics & how parents might support learning' Workshop.
IBDP Course Selection Timeline
An outline the IB Diploma Programme course selection timeline.
This is your first time through the DP, but not your teachers so utilize them.
KG & ES Semester One Learning Outcomes (Long Term Planners)
Making Learning Visible for our Seisen Community
What is learning? (Strengthening parent and school partnerships to support student learning)
On Friday 29th October, we hosted an Elementary School 'Virtual Morning Tea & PYP' focusing on 'Strengthening parent and school partnerships to support student learning'.
Partnerships for Learning
Learning is enhanced through partnerships between students, parents and teachers.
How does the Montessori & PYP work together? Kindergarten: Online Parent Information Workshop
On Friday 15th October we hosted a Virtual Morning Tea & PYP Parent Workshop focusing on the alignment between 'Montessori & the PYP' via Zoom, facilitated by Serrin Smyth (PYP Coordinator) & Sheila O'Donoghue (Kindergarten Principal).
May 2023 IB Exam Session Update
The IB has made an important announcement about the May 2023 IB DP Exam Session