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 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.

Student-Teacher Profile at Seisen

RELIGIOUS

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.

GLOBALLY-MINDED

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.

LEADERS

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.

CARING

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.

RISK TAKERS

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.

INQUIRERS

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.

REFLECTIVE

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.

KNOWLEDGEABLE

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.

COMMUNICATORS

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.

OPEN MINDED

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.

THINKERS

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

BALANCED

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

PRINCIPLED

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.

Meet our Seisen IB Coordinators

Serrin Smyth

IBPYP Coordinator

Eric Usher

IBMYP Coordinator, Mathematics HoD

Dean Bevan

IBDP Coordinator

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