Joy Values

Education for All, Safety for All, & Opportunities for All

Education for All

Children deserve the best education. So whether Joy to the World is your first school at 18 months old to two years old, or if you are starting at three years or older, we are ready for your child. After graduating from Joy to the World, many students stay in our Afterschool programs while going to Japanese Elementary schools. Others go on to International Elementary schools here in Tokyo and around the world.

Through more than 20 years of teaching children of all levels and ages, we have learned to nurture children, celebrate their individuality, and encourage their strengths.

Safety for All

Schools that take care of very young children must plan for lots of common illnesses. Although we had a comprehensive system in place, we have improved our hygiene and medical reporting systems in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Along with detailed cleaning and sanitizing routines, we require students to get a doctor's release after recovering from contagious illnesses. We also work directly with the city hall when necessary.

Kids at the park
Kids playing with blocks

Opportunities for All

Preparing an international, progressive, safe, and smart school requires many resources; staff, time, and planning. Yet, we do it because we want children to have the best foundation for their future success.

You found our school because you know how crucial early childhood education is. So please take the next step, and ask us about special tuition offers and how you can join the Joy family!

Joys Vision

Hear from our leadership

School Founder & Owner

Jerry Hanus

Dear Parents,

I know that you as parents are very concerned about your child's education and well-being when searching for the right school, especially in the early years of your child's life. You want a school that your child will be happy at, you want him or her to have fun and freedom to grow, explore and create. Of course, you also want to be assured that your child will be safe and taken care of as if your child was at home under your own care.

JOY TO THE WORLD is the school that will give your child all of these things and much more to put you at ease. We understand the needs of children and work very closely with them to encourage and nurture them in all areas. We will also have close contact with you as parents and relay information about your child's progress on a regular basis.

Let's work together and give your child what you as parents want for them.

-Jerry

保護者の皆様へ

教育面、生活状態においてお子様に合った学校を選択する事は特に幼少のお子様にとって大変重要なことです。保護者の皆様は子供たちが日々笑い、楽しくのびのびと成長し、豊かな創造性を身につけられる学校をご希望の事でしょう。もちろんお子様の安全面や自分の子供のように家庭的に保育してもらえるかなどの条件も欠かせません。

JOY TO THE WORLDではこれら全てまたはそれ以上の内容を提供しておりますのでご安心ください。私たちは子供たちのニーズを理解し全ての面において密に協力し指導いたします。又、保護者の皆様とも密にコンタクトを取りお子様の日々の成長を報告し合います。

ご不安もおありかと思いますが、ぜひ共に協力し合い皆様が目指す目標を叶えましょう。

-Jerry

A photograph of our School Founder and Owner Jerry Hanus.

School Principal

Isaac Guetersloh

A photograph of our School Principal Isaac Guetersloh.

Dear Joy Families,

First, let me say it is my genuine honor to be your Principal. Joy to the World is not only a school, but a family, a community of students, parents and teachers all working together. The creativity and happiness found at this school mirrors the absolute potential found in every single child in the world. Joy to the World has always been a school that encourages this potential with our unique and tested style of teaching.

When children are here, they know they are family and that they are loved. This closeness and encouragement is what makes our kids want to come here everyday to learn, and it is also what makes them so successful after they have graduated and move on to elementary.

I view our role as teachers of this young age to be guides, helpers, and encouragers. By providing a safe, creative space for learners to explore themselves, we help establish a foundation that will last their entire lives. This is a responsibility that I, and all the teachers at Joy to the World, take seriously, and it is what drives us to have the best preschool/kindergarten in Tokyo.

The most important tenant of Joy to the World is providing a place to learn and grow through creativity. We provide that at Joy to the World everyday, and my role as your Principal is to make sure that your child is safe, happy, and successful. I look forward to helping your child succeed at Joy, and thank you for being a part of the Joy family.