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.
SEO 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|