WELCOME TO JUNIOR SCHOOL

The Junior School of the International School of the Sacred Heart welcomes girls from Grade 1 to Grade 4. Your daughter will enjoy our unique facilities, both indoor and out in the heart of Tokyo. These include the naturally bright and spacious indoor learning environments of our library, classrooms, and gym, as well as our expansive outdoor playground and tennis courts. Our library offers more than 10,000 current books, both fiction and non-fiction, and a makerspace area to spur innovative thinking.

With small class sizes, our international team and I focus on developing the social, physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural growth or our students in our rigorous and internationally minded English language curriculum. In the Junior School, your daughter will be intellectually stimulated by the strong language arts program focusing on literacy, as well as by the International Primary Curriculum focusing on science and social studies. Our unique Values education is respectful of our various religious backgrounds and is embedded in all aspects of school life. Our program is designed to help each student realize her potential while developing relationships with other students and teachers to become a team member with an individual sense of purpose, capability and responsibility.

Our aim is to prepare and inspire each child for lifelong learning and our dedicated team supports each student throughout the day. In particular, English as a Second Language, technology, and digital citizen skills are integrated into the curriculum to enhance learning and creativity. In support of working parents, we also offer an Extended Day Program, which unlike traditional daycare, is a continuum of the day offering structure and play, homework completion time, and arts and crafts.

At an intense and fascinating stage of her development, I am certain your daughter will bloom in these special years within our international community at the Junior School.

Visit us, join us… the international education for girls in the green heart of Tokyo.

Ellen Yaegashi
Kindergarten and Junior School Principal
kjs.principal@issh.ac.jp