Curriculum Overview

Welcome to the International School of the Sacred Heart!

In 26 years of experience at our school first as a teacher and presently as the K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, I am privileged to work with a team of international professionals to design our unique academic program.

Our well-rounded program allows students to become competent, independent, creative thinkers prepared for exciting futures. As active participants in the learning process, constructing their knowledge through the exploration of their world, active inquiry and the process of discovery, students analyze, evaluate, reflect and make important connections with the concepts they learn. This approach to education fosters the development of life-long learning leaders that will contribute to the world well beyond the classroom through creativity and innovation. No matter when your child begins their journey with us, whether in our co-educational classes in Kindergarten or in our all-girl program from Grade 1 to Grade 12, upon leaving our school they find success wherever they land.

Our pre-K through Grade 12 curriculum is founded upon the global Sacred Heart goals and criteria we share with our network schools around the world. We develop the whole student to have an empathetic understanding of the world ready to succeed as an international citizen. Our all-English curriculum incorporates a unique Values program with an international mindedness focus that strives to develop women leaders. Your child will be a special member of our international community ready to grow academically as well as participate in various opportunities offered in the areas of athletics, drama, music, and in competitions within our membership in the Kanto Plain Association of Schools.

The International School of the Sacred Heart is proud to be accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Our dedicated faculty from more than 15 countries, continue their life-long learning journey by attending local and global professional development opportunities. They meet weekly to evaluate and improve the curricula we offer to your child, on topics such as student learning, teaching strategies, content and assessment.

Whether your child is with us for one year or their entire school career they are always a part of us. When our students return from the far corners of the earth for a visit, they find their heart has never left home - The International School of the Sacred Heart warmly welcomes you!

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

Mary Beth Luttrell
Curriculum Coordinator