Welcome from the Headmistress


Our theme and dedication for the 2018-2019 school year is 'Courage and Confidence'. This is taken from a quote by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart. 'Courage and confidence! I cannot repeat this war-cry too often. We should make it our support in our life of conflict'.

The mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart is formulated in The Goals and Criteria, a document that guides us today. The aim of the Sacred Heart schools is the development of the whole person, providing opportunities for academic and non-academic activities. We want our students to grow in dignity, as human beings and as Children of God. When you come to our school, you will experience our unique and proven values program, involving our international faculty and our students, but also all the diverse families of our community.

The International School of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo was founded in 1908. It is an English speaking school for girls from Grade 1 through Grade 12, and co-educational Kindergarten for three to five years olds.

Our purpose is to serve the English speaking community in the Tokyo area. The school offers an international program based primarily on the curriculum from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The school is CIS and WASC accredited.

The school and its staff provide a warm, loving, and caring atmosphere for our students, within our community.

It is my personal and our deep belief that the education we offer at the International School of the Sacred Heart will enable our students to become citizens of the world in transforming our society to bring about peace.

Visit us, join us, and experience our international education for girls in the green heart of Tokyo.

Yvonne Hayes