Tokyo
International, Catholic curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Seisen International School

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CurriculumInternational, Catholic
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 20
Max. students per class 25
First year fees: ¥2,890,000

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in JPY

Yearly fees: ¥2,170,000
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: ¥720,000
Total first year fees: ¥2,890,000
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

649

Number of nationalities represented in the school

54

Most common nationality

Japanese

Ratio of local students to international students

36% : 64%

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Kindergarten, Gr 1 and Gr 2 have teaching assistants.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, we provide English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Kg - Gr 12 all use technology in their classrooms. Kg and Elementary school have desktops and iPads in their classrooms. All Gr -12 students are required to bring their own laptops to school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, everyday

Approximate hours of homework given

Gr 9: 90 minutes, Gr 10: 100 minutes, Gr 11; 12: 120 minutes for IBS subjects; 180 minutes for IBH subjects

Uniform required

Yes, all students are required to wear the school uniform.

Waiting list

Yes, some students are wait listed since some grades are full.

Entry evaluation for students

Applicants must take an assessment test, followed by a family interview with the Principal.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English reading comprehension, English writing and math.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Re-registration for enrolled students is completed in late March / earlyApril.

Students can join after academic year begins

We accept new students throughout the academic school year.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of our graduates proceed to a higher educational institution after their graduation.

External examinations/assessments available

IOWA, IGCSE, PSAT, SAT and IB exams

Results in these examinations

Well above world average.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, we are a Catholic school and religion is part of the curriculum. All students have the opportunity to attend Catholic masses during the school year.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We are an international school so we welcome students of all religions and races. We offer Multifaith religion classes to the non-Christian students.

School bus service available

Yes. There are 11 school buses that we share with St. Mary's International school.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have two Learning Support Specialists, one for K-gr 6 students and another for gr 7-12 students.

Learning support offered

Our learning support specialists mainly provide remedial support to students who are falling behind in math or English.
We also have an outside speech therapist who works with our younger students once a week.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We do not provide specific support to such students, however from grade 7 we offer math at different levels and students are encouraged to challenge themselves through academic clubs.

Student access to education psychologist

No, but we have two counsellors, one for Kg and elementary and another for middle and high school. We also have an academic counsellor for high school students.

School start time

School begin at 8:30 for K-grade 6 students and for grade 7-12 students, school begins at 8:20.

School finish time

School finishes at 15:00 for Kg students and at 15:20 for grade 1-12 students.

Supervised care before/after school

We have after school activities for Kg-grade 6 students.
For grade 7-12 students, extra curricular activities can be in the morning or after school.
All activities are supervised.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Academic clubs: brain bowl, debate, math, MUN, speech
Experiential learning: choir, CG, documentary film, horticulture, journalism, library science
Fine art clubs: vocal ensembles, instrumental groups, show choir, drama
Service trips
Sports: badminton, basketball, cross country, futsal, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball
Student Council and Coordinators

School provided lunches

Yes, students can bring lunch from home or have school lunch.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Music and dance for K-grade 3 students.
PE for K-grade 10 students.

Sports facilities at the school

We have an outdoor sports field and a gymnasium

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have sports teams and they compete against other international schools in the Kanto plain region, and in Far East tournaments.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

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. Our guiding principles are based on the tradition of learning and service handed down from Saint Raphaela Mary, the founding member of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Our guiding principles: educate women for social and cultural transformation, nurture faith development, shape international mindedness and celebrate international diversity, side with the poor, reach out to the world with hospitality and hope, act a leaven for worldwide community building, reverence creation and share all that we are and have.

Teaching approach of the school

Challenging students in their learning and inspiring them to live and act on the basis of their faith and values.
Seisen students are expected to be risk takers, collaborators, reflective inquirers, knowledgeable, compassionate, principled, leaders, global minded and religious.
Through the Montessori, PYP, IGCSE, and IBDP programs, students are provided opportunities to become active and independent learners. Our social justice service trips in the developing world offer transformative and on-going educational opportunities.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@seisen.com
School's webpage: www.seisen.com
Address: 12-15 Yoga 1-chome, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 158-0097 Japan