Sacred Heart Summer School
- General Information
- Pre-K to Grade 2 Program
- Grade 3 to 8 Program
- Extended Childcare (optional)
- Application Process
- Contact Information
- Directions to Sacred Heart
International School of the Sacred Heart Summer School is a two-week program open to boys and girls from the international school community from pre-Kindergarten (age 2) to Grade 8. Current Sacred Heart students make up the majority of applicants, but we warmly welcome visitors from other schools in the Tokyo area and beyond. Classes are held on the school's picturesque campus, a short walk from Hiroo train station. Although the primary language of instruction is English, we invite students of all linguistic backgrounds and abilities to join us.
Courses run from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and students may attend for either one or two weeks. A nurse will be on site during regular program hours and extended childcare is available if needed. This year’s program dates are:
Week 1: June 15th to 19th
Week 2: June 22nd to 26th
Our well-balanced summer program is designed to stimulate your child’s mind and body. As well as participating in classroom-based activities, students attend daily specialist classes in the areas of art and sports. Additionally, they enjoy ample playtime in the K/JS playgrounds and the daily water-play sessions in our outdoor splash pools.
This summer Tokyo will play host to the world at the 29th Summer Olympic Games. Kindergarten students will gear up for this exciting event by taking part in Olympic-themed challenges, projects and activities designed to stimulate their curiosity and broaden their understanding of the world around them. We will be reading stories, solving problems, playing games and creating artwork, all linked to the overarching theme of this year’s Olympics. Register now and let the games begin!
Students in Grades 1 and 2 will channel their enthusiasm for the Olympic Games into a host of fun-filled and creative learning activities. To reinforce basic reading and writing skills, we will study the history of the games and familiarize ourselves with the customs and cultures of the participating countries. We will write about our favourite Olympic sport and study poems about prominent Olympic athletes. Classroom learning will also challenge students to come up with interactive solutions to sport-related mathematical problems. Join us this June as we go for Gold!
Students in grades 3 to 8 choose from a wide range of courses in the areas of Math, English, Science/Design, Art/Crafts, Technology and Sports. Each day consists of 4 sessions, and students are asked to make first and second choices for each session. In the unlikely event that your first choice is full or cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be assigned your second choice.
If you are attending Summer School from June 15th through to the 26th, please be sure to select different courses for the second week, as they are designed to repeat. If you do choose the same courses in the second week, please be aware we may have to assign your second choice.
Session 1 (8:30 - 9:45)
ALGEBRA - MS. MAYHEW (GRADES 7-8)
Algebra – it’s all about balance! Once you master the rules of the game, you can manipulate variables and equations with ease, simplify expressions, identify unknown quantities, and solve problems with confidence. Take a little time this summer to polish your polynomials and get a head start on next year, gaining confidence and deepening your understanding along the way.
ENGLISH ADVENTURE - MS. SPENTZOS (GRADES 3-4)
Let's enjoy a week of intensive English language learning together! Students will develop their communicative and cognitive ability by engaging in interactive reading and writing activities, grammar puzzles and vocabulary games. Various levels will be accommodated through differentiated instruction.
ENGLISH EXPRESS - Mr. Howell (GRADES 5-6)
First stop, creativity. All of the stations on our journey through English will develop communicative and cognitive ability through interactive reading and writing activities, grammar puzzles and vocabulary games. Various levels will be accommodated through differentiated instruction - climb aboard this fast train to fun.
GLOBAL KITCHEN - MS. BELITZ (GRADES 3-8)
Come take an edible adventure with us and discover the wonders of the world through cooking. Each day we will travel to a different region, preparing delicious and healthy meals without ever leaving Tokyo. Impress your friends and family at the next dinner party with these easy and fun recipes.
Intensive Yoga - Ms. Mizuno (Grades 3-8)
Yoga is the study and practice of various techniques that foster health and wellbeing. Join us in the Drama room for light yoga and mindfulness activities that will allow you to experience the beneficial effects of yoga postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques. By the end of Summer School, you will be on your way to becoming a true Yogi!
SHORT Movies - MR. Horn (GRADES 3-8)
Lights, Camera, Action! Let’s face it - anyone can make a short movie these days. However, making a good one takes a little time, preparation, and some guidance. Learn how to write effective scripts, decide on casting, draw storyboards and organize sequencing. Then, rehearse, shoot and finally edit your movie.
Session 2 (10:00 - 11:15)
FUN WITH FELT - MS. MAEDA (GRADES 3-8)
Create lively 3-D felt figures to decorate your bedroom, backpack or Christmas tree. Felt is a great fabric for beginners and crafting enthusiasts alike, and the colors are awesome. Students will use basic embroidery stitches and felt appliqué techniques to turn everyday objects into interesting and beautiful pieces.
Garageband - Mr. Horn (GRADES 5-8) *2nd week only
Unleash your musical creativity, no matter whether you're a beginner or a seasoned performer. Create a new project, then add loops, record your voice or instrument, arrange and mix the project, and share the finished product with the world. Suggested projects include pop songs, movie soundtracks, iPhone ringtone and more. GarageBand will also get you started on playing the piano or guitar with guided lessons.
JOURNALISM - MS. SHULL (GRADES 6-8)
Have you always wanted your own press pass and byline? Why not intern as a student journalist? Learn how to investigate a newsworthy story, conduct interviews, and write headlines and ledes. At the end of each week, your published articles and photos will be promoted to the International's growing online audience.
MATH MANIA - MR. HOWELL (GRADES 3-4)
Expand your mathematical horizons and improve your performance at the same time. We will explore, question, reason and discuss a range of key concepts, including related numbers and numeration, arithmetic operations, number theory, informal geometry, probability and statistics. An engaging mix of collaborative activities will spark your child’s imagination and turn problem solving and skill building into inspired learning and a love of mathematics.
MATH Olympics - Ms. Mayhew (GRADES 5-6)
Come build your math muscles, strengthen fundamental multiplication and division skills, practice fractions, decimals, percentages and more in an intensive course aimed at increasing speed and accuracy. Achieve your potential by fine tuning your weak areas and building on your strengths. Become a Math Olympian: faster, higher, stronger.
Swift Coding - Mr. Horn (GRADES 6-8) *1st week only
Learn the basics of coding with Swift Playgrounds. Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary app for iPad and Mac that makes learning coding interactive and fun. It requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students just starting out. Solve puzzles to master the basics using Swift — a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build today’s most popular apps.
Summer STEM - Mr. Baker (GRADES 3-6)
Use engineering skills to learn how to create, propose, and test solutions to real-world problems. What would be a better design for solar-powered cars? How could you invent a city that would need less air conditioning? What are good ideas for more earthquake-resistant buildings? What are the possible solutions for cleaning up the environment? In Summer STEM, you will learn about real-world issues and more.
Session 3 (12:15 - 13:30)
CURIOUS YOU - MS. MAEDA (GRADES 3-8)
Curious? Inventive? Do you like to make things or tinker? Want to try your hand at making greeting cards with LED lights, recycling old t-shirts into jewelry, writing with berry ink and a quill pen, and more? Make useful and decorative items learning a little about crafting and culture or science with each project. Learn to use materials such as wood, paper, metal, glass, ceramics, plastic, textiles and others. You will gain experience with teacher-prepared projects, then engineer fun projects of your own.
DRAMA Workshop - MS. MIZUNO (GRADES 3-8)
Join us for a fun and energetic session full of drama games, skits, improv comedy and team building activities. The class climate is supportive and dynamic, encouraging you to develop a sense of confidence in front of classmates and an audience. Have a brilliant time getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks and awakening the joy of performing and creativity!
JUST DESSERTS - MS. BELITZ (GRADES 3-8)
Do you want to amaze your family and friends with appetizing homemade desserts? Then Just Desserts is the class for you! You will acquire many useful skills such as organization, time management, communication and leadership, while stimulating your creativity and productivity. You will enjoy making and tasting various cool and hot desserts. Lots of fruit, whole grain and low-fat dairy products will be used in the recipes in order to support your good health.
SIMPLY SCIENCE - MS. MAYHEW (GRADES 3-6)
Enjoy mixing up everyday materials in a series of fun hands-on science activities. Using common household ingredients, learn to make your own paints and play-dough; create homemade toiletries such as toothpaste and bath bombs; even discover the density of different liquids to make your own rainbow!
Team Sports - MR. Gray (GRADES 3-5)
Learn to play sports in a fun way through a variety of lead-up games designed to help create a well-rounded young athlete. Students will participate in a wide range of physical activities with the primary focus on building confidence, fundamental skills, and teamwork through play. Students can help choose the weekly activities according to their skills and preferences.
VEX IQ Robotics - MR. Baker (GRADES 5-8)
Upgrade your skills in robotics as a team designer, builder, and driver! VEX IQ Robotics is for beginners and experienced robotics students. Students will use VEX IQ, one of the most popular robotics platforms today, to build a team robot and while focusing on the engineering design process to help solve a problem and design a solution. By the end of the session, students will be playing the most recent VEX IQ international game challenge with the robot that they build.
Session 4 (13:45 - 15:00)
BOARD GAMES - MR. Horn (GRADES 3-8)
We all know that playing board games is great fun! But did you know they can also be helpful in building social skills and self-esteem, as well as teaching kids about rules, competition, fair play and values? Join this course to discover or rediscover a range of exciting board games, both classic and new. Some will require strategy and skill, others will demand speed and dexterity. Let’s roll!
DANCE - MS. MIZUNO (GRADES 3-8)
Let's get physical! Come and join us in this active and energetic class. Learn how to use your body to express yourself artistically and create beauty in motion. Have fun learning choreography and devising movement together using selected hip hop, jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Not a dancer? No worries - it's all about having fun!
Knitting - MS. Maeda (GRADES 3-8)
Learn how to knit and discover a relaxing hobby that you'll enjoy for a lifetime! Students in this class will learn basic techniques such as how to cast on and off, knit and purl. You will create a selection of colourful and easy-to-make knitted projects to bring home or give away as gifts to friends and family members.
Manga Drawing - MR. Delacharlery (GRADES 3-8)
If you like to draw Manga, or would like to discover if you have a hidden talent in this area, this is the course for you. With the help of samples and models, you will improve many aspects of your Manga drawing skills: face, hair, emotions, cloth, background, tone, composition, dynamic effect and more. This is a fun and creative course that will allow you to discover and/or share your interest in Manga.
SPORTS MEDLEY - MR. HOWELL (GRADES 6-8)
Why stick to just one sport when there are so many great ones out there? This action-packed course will include favorites such as soccer, tennis, ping pong, badminton, and dodgeball. Based on student preference, the amount of time allotted to each sport will vary. Improve your general fitness, hand-eye coordination and team strategy while having a ball.
Vegetarian Delight - Ms. Belitz (GRADES 3-8)
Explore the international world of vegetarian cooking! You can be a vegetarian who is looking for new recipes to add to your repertoire or a non-vegetarian who is trying to find ways to eat more vegetables in order to be kind to yourself and the environment. You will enjoy cooking and tasting a variety of attractive and delicious plant-based dishes while developing skills such as safety and sanitation, time management and teamwork.
There will be optional childcare available after regular Summer School hours until 6:00 p.m. Please understand that a nurse will not be on duty during these times. Payment is requested in cash daily at the time of pick-up.
Cost per day
- 1 hour - ¥1,000
- 2 hours - ¥1,500
- 3 hours - ¥2,000
Please click on the link below to register for Extended Childcare. Completing this form before the start of Summer School will allow us to plan ahead and ensure adequate staffing. You may alter or cancel your choices at a later date if necessary.
Step 1: Complete the online application
The deadline for all applications is Friday, May 22nd. The application must be completed online:
|K-G2 Application Form||G3-8 Application Form|
Students must enrol in the grade level that they completed as of June 2020. Pre-Kindergarten students must be 3 years of age by September 1st, 2020 and toilet trained.
Step 2: Pay the ¥10,000 registration fee
As soon as you complete the online application form, you will receive an invoice for the registration fee with your child’s Summer School ID#. Applications will not be processed before receiving payment of the registration fee. Payment must be made by bank transfer or Internet banking (see payment instructions below). Please note that the business office will not be able to accept registration fees paid at the school in cash.
Step 3: Pay the course fees
Once you receive your course fee invoice, course fees may be paid through either bank transfer or Internet banking. Payment in full must be made by Friday, May 29th. Payments made after this date will incur a late fee of ¥3,000.
For your convenience, you may pay the registration fee and the course fees at the same time. If you choose this option, please calculate 52,000 JPY for one week's enrollment and 82,000 JPY for both weeks.
Bank/Branch: Mizuho Bank Ltd., Roppongi Branch
Account Type: Ordinary Account
Account Number: 4360487
Swift Code: MHCBJPJT
Bank Address: 15-7, Roppongi 7-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032 Japan
Be sure to include your child’s name and Summer School ID# on your bank transfer at the time of payment in order to avoid delaying the application process. A separate payment must be made for each child. Please note that the Sacred Heart Summer School account is different from the regular Sacred Heart student account. Company billing is not available.
口座名: 聖心ｲﾝﾀｰﾅｼｮﾅﾙｽｸｰﾙ ISSH Summer School
カタカナ： セイシンインターナショナルスクール アイエスエスエイチサマースクール
銀行名： みずほ銀行 六本木支店
銀行住所: 〒106-0032 東京都港区六本木 7-15-7
Option #1: Students may bring their own lunch.
Option #2: Pre-order lunch from Cezars Kitchen through the application form at additional cost.*
*Please note that lunch cannot be purchased on the day.
|Kindergarten||¥500 per day|
|Grades 1 to 4||¥650 per day|
|Grades 5 to 8||¥700 per day|
For further questions or concerns, please contact Cezars Kitchen directly or 03-6427-7902