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Pat Aartion 5 October 2014
Transcript of Seisen 1962-2012
The Sisters moved to the Seisen University at Gotanda.
The school expanded with 7 students entering first grade.
Total enrollment of 77 students
In Hatsudai, Yoyogi, the Sisters started a foreign playgroup for parents of the US military base.
1964 - 1967
The decision to expand was made, and the construction of the present school in Yoga, Setagaya-ku was started.
Total enrollment of 426
Sr. Sagrario Nunez (1971-1973) Principal of K-10
Sr. Asuncion Lecubarri (1973-1998) was the principal for students kindergarten to grade 12.
In June 1974, Sr. Asuncion awarded diplomas to 18 students, Seisen's first graduating class.
Seisen received initial accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Total enrollment of 510
Sr. Asuncion Lecubarri (1973-1991) Principal
Sr. Concesa Martin (1979-1992 ) KG - Elementary Coordinator
Mrs. Suzanne Kawasumi (1977 -1991 ) High School Coordinator
In September, the International Baccalaureate officially inspected Seisen.
Total enrollment of 578
The International Baccalaureate Diploma was introduced at Seisen.
Sr. Asuncion: “I felt the IBO was the best international program to prepare our students for further studies anywhere in the world.”
Sr. Asuncion awarded the first International Baccalaureate Diplomas to 2 students.
The art, science, and computer rooms were built.
Total enrollment of 641
Mrs. Johanna Bambridge (2003-2005) Elementary Principal
Ms. Mary Brosnan (2003-2004) PYP Coordinator
The European Council of International School (ECIS) accredited status transferred to the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Sr. Asuncion Lecubarri (1991-1998) Headmistress
Mrs. Suzanne Kawasumi (1991-2013) High School Principal
Ms. Sheila O’Donoghue (1992-1998 ) Kindergarten Coordinator
Ms. Fiona McGrory (1992-1998) Elementary School Coordinator
Mr. Ulrich Nikolai (1991-2006) IB Coordinator
European Council of International School (ECIS) initial accreditation and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) reaccreditation
Sister Asuncion Lecubarri (2007-2008) Acting School Head
Mrs. Dinah Seno (2007-2011) Assistant Vice-Principal
Mr. Robert Stern (2007- ) IB Coordinator
Ms. Sandra Mulligan (2007-2008) ES Curriculum Coordinator
Seisen Elementary authorized for the IB Primary Years Program
Sr. Concesa Martin(2008-2012) School Head
Mrs. Colette Rogers (2011-) Assistant High School Principal
Ms. Sandra Mulligan (2009-) Elementary Principal.
Ms. Laura Carlson (2009-2013) PYP Coordinator
Sr. Margaret Scott (2012- )School Head
Seisen was reaccredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Seisen was reaccredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Sr. Carmen Linares (1964-1971), as principal, developed the Montessori program K-3.
Sr.Theresa Athey (1964-1979) Kindergarten Headmistress
Seisen was expanded to grade 6 with the idea of adding grades 7 and 8 in the next two years.
Sr. Concesa Martin (1998-2002) Headmistress
Ms. Sheila O’Donoghue (1998- ) Kindergarten Principal
Ms. Fiona McGrory (1998-2003) Elementary School Principal
Seisen received initial accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The drama room, four elementary classrooms, professional library and EAL rooms were added to the main building.
Miss Virginia Villegas (2002-2008) School Head
Seisen received reaccreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Seisen received reaccreditation from the European Council of International School (ECIS).
The construction on the school in Yoga was completed in 1973, with the main buildings, gym, kindergarten, and chapel.
Seisen was reaccredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Total enrollment of 519
Mrs. Caremelita Nussbaum (2005-2008) Elementary Principal
Ms. Tony Bell (2004-2006) PYP Coordinator
New elementary classrooms were added to the school on the north gate area.
The school added two more classrooms.
Sister Carmen: “Begin?...It didn't begin! It just happened.”
The activity, pottery and music rooms
Mr. John Johnson (1987-1991) IB Coordinator
Ms. Sandra Mulligan (2008-2009) PYP Coordinator
School Photo 1965 - 1966
Changes at Seisen
Mr. James Hatch (2013-) High School Principal
Mrs. Ann Kagei (2013-) Middle School Principal
Michael Hughes (2013-) PYP Coordinator
Addition in 2013