Three decades of world class education
Seisen has been an International Baccalaureate school since 1986. Seisen was only the third school in Japan, after St. Mary's and Canadian Academy, to offer the IB Program. The Diploma Program in the high school has continued to grow over the last 30 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 authorized to off the IB Primary Years Program (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.
From 2016 the Kindergarten is also authorized to offer the PYP. Seisen is one of just two schools in the Asia Pacific region blending the elements of Montessori and the PYP.
An update of the new SOLO Taxonomy for current and year long units of inquiry and vocabulary lists to support your child at home.
Seisen MYP students in grades 7 & 8 created digital, and hard copy, books containing original stories in English and other languages: Japanese, French, and Spanish for elementary students in developing countries.
On the 16th October we hosted our first Morning Tea & PYP Parent Workshop.
Interdisciplinary learning is not new to Seisen International School. For several years there have been various forms of integration amongst subject disciplines through multi-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and integrative approaches.
Grade Six Shrine Visit
On Friday 27th September, our EAL teachers Ms Ingrid and Ms Katie facilitated a Parent Workshop about WIDA assessment, how the program runs and how to support your child at home with English development.
On the recent Parents back to School day Ms. Marcon, MYP Coordinator, guided parents through an information session regarding the grade 8 2019/2020 MYP Community Project.
The presentation for an 'Introduction to the PYP' for parents new to the programme, 2019 - 2020.
This post provides a summary of the possible assessment criteria for each Grade Level's Unit of Inquiry.
How the students and teachers are engaging with the enhancements of the PYP. Through a self-reflection activity on the dispositions of inquiry teachers and inquiry students we acknowledge strengths and set goals.