In 1930, Tamotsu Hasegawa founded the Seirei Organization by taking in his first patient, a poor tuberculosis patient with whom he both lived and treated. The work of Seirei continued under intense persecution and social pressure. In post-war Japan (1949), Tamotsu Hasegawa decided that the future of Japan’s development was in education, so he founded Seirei’s educational endeavors. Continuing his vision of understanding people and meeting the needs of the times, Mr. Hasegawa saw the need to train nurses, and to modernize Japanese medical treatment, so he established Seirei Hamamatsu Hospital and Seirei Mikatabara Hospital to implement pioneering medical work and social welfare support for people in need. In 1961 Mr. Hasegawa opened the first nursing home in Japan, followed soon by Japan’s first Hospice in 1981. Seirei has since developed into a nationwide healthcare, medical treatment, social welfare and educational organization.
The Seirei Educational Organization (SEO) has focused on developing comprehensive socially-focused education programs. Our programs include a kindergarten (3-years), a middle-school, a high-school, a university (with nursing, rehabilitation, and social welfare departments), a graduate school (with both graduate and master’s programs in all academic areas).
Into the future, our globalization plan is that Seirei must focus on and develop its global educational plan through strong English language programs beginning with its kindergarten and continuing through its new elementary school, its middle- and high-schools, its vocational school, its university and even into its graduate masters and doctoral programs. I feel strongly that it is essential for Japan that people and institutions learn to communicate in English and deeply commit themselves to working at world-class levels in cooperation with people from many cultures and societies. At Seirei Christopher Elementary School we will nurture Japanese students who can achieve their academic goals and global participation both domestically and internationally.
I look forward to contributing to the future of education in Japan. I will work diligently to nurture and develop the best students possible in the most advanced learning environment possible. I promise to meet global standards of education and to work for the future success of each student.
Education is often defined in terms of successful test-taking. It is important for students to perform well on tests. At Seirei Christopher Elementary School (SCES) we will integrate this historically important aspect of educational success in all our overall work with students.
However, education of the future will be defined by the development of the students in terms of trans-disciplinary understanding and the keen critical thinking skills. Seirei Christopher Elementary School students will have strong critical thinking skills, the ability to understand problems from multiple perspectives, and the ability to communicate these perceptions.
Seirei Christopher University is building an elementary school based on an English Immersion and Critical Thinking curriculum. Students will learn to work together to communicate effectively about what they learn, and to make their learning their own by internalizing what they study. This approach will make Seirei Christopher Elementary School a school of the future and one of the leading elementary programs in Japan and beyond.
Underlying our academic values is the Christian history of Seirei. Our key mission is not just academic, but cultural and social. We will seek to develop students who care about the community and people around them and who deeply understand the core value of “Love thy Neighbor.”
The Seirei Gakuen Educational Organization cultivates service to humanity and professional expertise based on the embodiment of its founding Christian philosophy: “Love Thy Neighbor.” Based on these values, Tamotsu Hasegawa the founder of Seirei, established the school on the notion that, “Japan’s postwar reconstruction will be meaningless without the spiritual restoration of the youth, anchored in education.”
Seirei works on the principle of “Love thy Neighbor”, while upholding a deep understanding and appreciation of Japanese culture. We will nurture students who can achieve their goals globally. Through our pillars of education: 1) English-Immersion; and 2) Inquiry-Based Learning, we will lead each student to develop flexible and diverse thinking, so that they will acquire confidence and be able to overcome all the challenges to come.
|学級担任||担任2人制 日本人教員 1名・外国人教員 1名|
［学校法人聖隷学園］ 2 聖隷クリストファー大学・大学院 3 聖隷クリストファー大学介護福祉専門学校
4 聖隷クリストファー中・高等学校 5 クリストファーこども園 6 聖隷学園法人事務局・聖隷歴史資料館
［社会福祉法人聖隷福祉事業団］ 7 聖隷三方原病院 8 聖隷ホスピス 9 保健事業施設/聖隷予防検診センター、地域・企業検診センター
10 医療型障害児入所施設・療養介護施設/聖隷おおぞら療育センター 11 介護老人保健施設/三方原ベテルホーム 12 障害者支援施設/聖隷厚生園信生寮
13 救護施設/聖隷厚生園讃栄寮 14 就労移行支援・就労継続支援B型/聖隷厚生園ナルド工房 15 幼保連携型認定こども園/聖隷こども園わかば
16 介護付有料老人ホーム/浜名湖エデンの園 17 軽費老人ホーム/もくせいの里
［社会福祉法人十字の園］ 18 特別養護老人ホーム/浜松十字の園 19 ケアハウス/アドナイ館 20 ケアハウス/第2アドナイ館
［社会福祉法人子羊学園］ 21 障害児施設/三方原スクエア児童部 22 障害児支援施設/三方原スクエア成人部
［一般財団法人日本老人福祉財団］ 23 介護付有料老人ホーム/浜松ゆうゆうの里