School Handbook

Our Mission Statement

We endeavor to provide an enjoyable place for every student to achieve their maximum potential within our comprehensive curriculum which integrates Arts, Humanities, and Sciences. Dedicated staff will help students freely express themselves, prepare for higher learning cultivate a dream, and build confidence to help make our world a better place.

About Our School

Joy to the World American International School a private school which follows an American curriculum and uses an innovative style of teaching to provide your child with the best education possible. We link the Japanese and Foreign community together by offering an international educational environment for young learners and strive to make our world a better place.

We follow the guidelines and rules set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), use the award winning Oxford Reading Tree by the Oxford University Press and dozens of other curriculum materials, which have been developed by some of the best minds in education all over the world. The rigorous, content-rich curriculum meets or exceeds standard curriculum for the appropriate grade equal to a school in the USA.

By enrolling in Joy to the World American International School, you are partnering with a team of knowledgeable and experienced educators. Our teachers will work closely with you to monitor your child's progress, attendance, and content mastery while providing professional insight, instruction, and support. Our administrative staff is committed to the success of every child in the program.

We are proud of the school's achievements and our outstanding parent, community and faculty support system. Children in our school have continued to achieve a higher level of learning in our school making it easier for them to enroll into the elementary school of their choice whether it is in the Japanese education system or the International education system.

At Joy to the World American International School, we know that choosing the right educational setting for your child is not a decision to be taken lightly., We believe our school is a profoundly good choice for families who are interested in getting actively involved in their children's education. We encourage you to learn more about our program and how it may benefit your child. Our dedicated staff is here to assist you as you go through this exciting endeavor. On behalf of all of us here at Joy to the World American International School, we welcome you to Joy to the World American International School.

Joy to the World Amercan International School はアメリカ式カリキュラムに沿った新しい指導方法を取り入れ、皆様のお子様に高品質な教育を提供する私立校です。国際的な教育環境を子ども達に提供することで日本と外国文化を融合し、より良い世の中にしてゆく事を目標としています。

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)のガイドライン及び規則に準じており、また数多くの受賞歴を誇るOxford University Press社のOxford Reading Treeをはじめ世界でも名だたる教育者達によって開発されたテキストを数多く取り入れています。高水準で幅広い内容の本校のカリキュラムは、同学年のアメリカの現地校の平均水準と同様またはそれより高いレベルに達しています。

Joy to the World American International Schoolへお子様が入学するということは、見識及び経験豊かな教育者とタッグを組むことを意味します。本校の教師陣は保護者の皆様と二人三脚でお子様の進み具合、出席及び内容習得をモニターすると同時に、専門家としての見識、指導でサポートいたします。オフィススタッフは一人ひとりのお子様の本校プログラムにおける成功に全身全霊で取り組みます。


お子様の教育に積極的に参加することを希望される保護者の皆様には、本校は素晴らしい選択肢となるでしょう。本校のプログラムの詳細についてご拝読頂き、皆様のお子様にとって本プログラムがどのように役立つかご検討いただけますと幸いです。新しい旅路においてご不安もお有りかと思いますが、本校の献身的なスタッフがいつでも皆様をサポートする体制でおります。Joy to the World American Internatioal Schoolの全スタッフを代表しまして、皆様のご来光を心よりお待ち申し上げております。

1. Admissions & Academics




Joy to the World’s school year starts in September and finishes in July. Your child’s class placement is based on your child's age as of September 1st. Please check the chart for your child’s class placement.

Joy to the Worldの一年度は9月から始まり7月までとなります。各学年の年齢資格は9月1日を区切りとしており、入学希望者は9月1日までに以下の表にある通り各学年の年齢に達している必要があります。以下の表を見てお子様の該当学年を決めてください。

School Year 2020-2021

Date of Birth
See section "Joy Tots Enrollment"
Joy Tots
Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018
Sept 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
Sept 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2016
Sept 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015
Sept 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2014

School Year 2021-2022

Date of Birth
See section "Joy Tots Enrollment"
Joy Tots
Sept 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019
Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018
Sept 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
Sept 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2016
Sept 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015

School Year 2022-2023

Date of Birth
See section "Joy Tots Enrollment"
Joy Tots
Sept 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020
Sept 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019
Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018
Sept 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
Sept 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2016


Grace period


Joy to the World allows a grace period of 30 days. Children born in September (September 1 - 30) may be considered for advancement. Placement will be decided based on input from parents, teachers recommendations, academic level, behavior, class availability and class composition.

Joy to the Worldでは30日間の猶予期間を設けています。9月1日から30日までのお誕生日のお子様は1学年上のクラスへの進級が考慮される場合があります。クラス分けは保護者のご希望、担当教師からの推薦、学力レベル、素行、空き状況やクラス構成などを考慮した上で判断されます。


Joy Tots Enrollment and Advancement

Joy Totsへのご入園と進級について

You can enroll your child into Joy Tots program from the age of 18 months old. Occasionally we will enroll children when they are younger than 18 months, based on beavailability and the child’s development. We accept enrollments throughout the school year anytime that seats are available. A Joy Tots student will be eligible to advance to the Pre-Kindergarten class at the beginning of the following term after the child becomes 2 years old if a seat is available.*Joy Tots Class is only open at the schools discretion.

Joy Totsクラスへは18ヶ月(1歳6ヶ月)からご入園いただけます。定員の空き状況やお子様の発達状況により稀に18ヶ月未満のお子様でもご入園を認めることがあります。ご入園時期につきましては、年間を通して学席に空きがある限り受付けています。Joy Totsクラスのお子様は2歳のお誕生日を迎えた学期の次の学期始めよりPre-Kindergartenクラスに空きがある場合はそちらへの進級が認められます。※Joy Tots クラスは学校側の判断で適宜設置されます。


Day selection


All Kindergarten classes (K1, K2, K3) are 5 day-a-week, full-time programs. In Joy Tots and Pre-Kindergarten we accept 2-day (Tuesday/Thursday), 3 day (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) and 5 day-a-week enrollments. We do accept 4 day and non-standard schedules if requested by the parent, depending on class availability.

全Kindergartenクラス(K1, K2, K3)は週5日のフルタイムプログラムです。Joy Totsクラス及びPre-Kindergartenクラスは週2日(火/木)、週3日(月/水/金)または週5日コースからお選び頂けます。クラスの空き状況によっては保護者から希望があれば週4日コースやイレギュラーでの曜日設定も受付けています。


English level


To enroll in Joy Tots and Pre-Kindergarten no English language ability is required. For the Kindergarten classes (K1, K2, and K3) some basic English ability is required. The school may conduct an assessment to check the English language level of the child at the school’s discretion. It is possible that the school may request for the child to seek tutorial support classes, in order to improve their English language level so that they can enroll.

Joy Totsクラス及びPre-Kindergartenクラスへの入園には英語力は求められません。Kindergartenクラス(K1, K2, K3)への入園には基本的な英語力が求められます。学校側の判断でお子様の英語力を確認するためのアセスメントを行うことがあります。ご入園いただけるよう、英語力向上の為にサポートクラスの受講を要求する可能性があります


Kinder Class Immersion Program


This program is open to members, to alumni of Joy to the World, and to non-members who have a strong English language ability. This program allows families to temporarily enroll in our morning Kindergarten without committing to the full school year. We have found this short-term program to be beneficial to all students; improving social skills, interpersonal skills, and enhancing self-confidence, before they continue on to their next placement. The offer is dependent on the child’s English language level, and on available seats. The specific duration of the short-term enrollment will be agreed upon with the school in advance, depending on available seats.



Special Needs


Joy to the World does not have staff with specialized training nor the facilities to support children with special needs. Once accepted into the school, if a child is in significant need of special care that we are unable to provide, we may ask the parents to find a school more suited to the child’s needs.

Joy to the Worldでは施設やスタッフを含め、特別支援を必要とするお子様の受け入れ態勢が整備されておりません。ご入園の許可が出た後、お子様が当校では対応できかねる特別支援やケアを必要としていると学校側が判断した場合、保護者にそのお子様のニーズにより適した学校に移られるよう依頼することがあります。


Admission Procedure

Visit the schoolExplanation dayOpen schoolTrial/InterviewRead Admissions Guidelines and School HandbookSubmit application & Application Fee Screening by the schoolChild assessment (if necessary)Notification of results by email or telephonePayment of school feesDetails:We recommend that you first visit the school without your child so that you can fully absorb the school’s system and philosophy. After the first visit, you can schedule an appointment to visit with your child. A viewing for the morning classes typically lasts about 30 to 40 minutes. For the After School Classes and Saturday School, a free 1-hour trial is available. A paid trial lesson is available for the Mommy & Me Class.By reading the Admissions Guidelines and School Handbook in full you will understand all of our school policies. 
Fill in the application in full and sign the application indicating that you understand and will comply with all school rules and policies. Be sure to submit the application fee along with your application.
The school will screen your application.  
If the school feels it is necessary, we may ask to evaluate your child’s English language ability.
We will notify you of the results of your application.
After you are accepted into the school you will receive an invoice by email. Upon paying your first invoice, you will be considered a member of Joy to the World. Your child’s seat is secured only after tuition and all school fees are paid. Enrollment will only begin when tuition and all school fees have been paid. Any exceptions are at the school’s discretion.
*Please note, priority is given to siblings for enrollment in the school.

入園相談学校説明会オープンスクールトライアルレッスン / インタビューアドミッションガイドライン&スクールハンドブックを読む願書提出 &出願料 入学審査お子様アセスメント(必要に応じて)Emailまたはお電話にて選考結果の通知学費の支払い
詳しく:初めてご来校いただく際には、当校のスクールシステムや教育理念などを深くご理解いただく為にもお子様抜きで保護者のみでのご来校をお勧めいたします。1度目のご来校後、改めてお子様とご一緒に学校見学のご予約をお取りいただけます。モーニングプログラムの場合は約30-40分ご見学が、アフタースクールとサタデープログラムは1時間のフリートライアルが可能です。また、Mommy & Meクラスにつきましては1回分のレッスン料をお支払いいただきクラスへのご参加が可能です。アドミッションガイドラインとスクールハンドブックをよく読み、当校のスクールポリシーを十分にご理解ください。
合格通知を受け取った方にはEメールにてご請求書をお送りいたします。入学金を後納入いただいた時点でJoy to the Worldのメンバーであるとみなされます。学席は授業料とその他の学費のご納入が確認された後確保されます。ご入園は授業料と全ての学費が支払われた時のみ開始いたします。例外については学校側の判断にて行います。※入園については、在校生の兄弟姉妹が優先されることをご了承ください。


Application schedule


Joy to the World’s open application period for the 2021-2022 school year begins September 1, 2020 until March 1, 2021. Applying during this period increases your chance of enrolling your child at Joy to the World.Dates may be subject to change without prior notice.



Mid term application and enrollment


We accept applications and enrollments all throughout the school year, so long as space is available in the grade for which you wish to apply. We do our best to process applications as quickly as possible. Please allow for roughly one week for us to process your application for the morning programs.When applying outside of the application period (see above), please first check the availability of seats in the grade that you wish to apply for. If there are no seats available, you may be placed on the waiting list by proceeding with the application process, as listed above. Once your application has been approved, you will be informed and placed on the waiting list. You will be notified when a seat becomes available and mailed an invoice when you accept the seat.When enrolling midterm, it is possible that the school may ask you to wait before your child can fully participate in all activities - such as performances and excursions. Please understand that some events need to be practiced and prepared for before a child may participate.





It is not possible to reserve a seat more than two months in advance when enrolling outside of the application period. You may enroll from September 1, 2020 till March 1,  2021 for the school year starting in September 2021. It is likely that a seat in Joy Tots and Pre-Kindergarten class may become available for enrollment or for a switch of days throughout the school year.



Waiting List


When applying more than one term ahead, please hand in your application as soon as it is ready. Successful applicants will be placed on the waiting list. You will be notified about seat availability two months before the start of the term for which you are applying.



Submitting Application


Applications can be accepted by mail, though we recommend you to bring it in person. When bringing in the application, please make an appointment, so that the school can schedule staff to go through the application to see if there are any adjustments needed. Although we do accept applications turned in via fax or email, a physical copy of the application is required at the earliest possibility



Academic Support


In the case that the school requests for your child to take academic support classes (Joy Private class or After Kindergarten class) in order to enroll (for K2 and K3 classes only), tuition for the recommended classes will be included with other fees and tuitions, and must be paid in full in order to enroll and/or follow class curriculum.



Unsuccessful Applications


It is possible your child may not be accepted into one of our programs. These decisions are at the school’s discretion and we will not divulge our decision-making process.



Parents Support


We like to think of Joy to the World as a big family, where every child feels safe and cared for. In order to strive for excellent education, parental support at home and cooperation with the school can make the difference. We want parents to be actively involved with their child’s education through open and frequent communication with the teachers and school administration. Parents will receive a login to our internal blog system (Joy Parents Portal) and are asked to check content regularly so that you are always up to date. Doing so avoids misunderstanding, confusion, and frustration.We are open to concerns, ideas, and suggestions and we will do our best to comply, as long as communication is conducted in a respectful manner. However, the school also expects parents to understand that the final decision lies with the school. Unfortunately, we will discontinue a child’s enrollment at Joy to the World if parents are not supportive of Joy to the World guidelines and policies. At Joy to the World, we hope you understand that by helping us you are helping your child. Teachers and administrative staff can be requested for a meeting at any time. If you have concerns to raise or questions to ask, please speak to us to schedule a meeting as soon as possible.

私たちはJoy to the Worldは全ての子どもが安心してケアを受ける一つの大きな家族だと考えています。優れた教育を目指す努力には、ご家庭での保護者の方のサポートと学校との協力が大きな違いを生むと思います。私たちは、教師やスタッフと頻繁にオープンなコミュニケーションをとることで保護者の方々がお子様の教育に積極的に参加していただくことを望んでいます。保護者はスクール内のブログシステム(Joy Parents Portal)へのアクセスを受け取り、定期的に内容を確認して常に最新の情報を把握しているよう求められます。そうすることで誤解や混乱、ストレスを回避することができると思います。コミュニケーションが敬意を持ってとられる限り、私たちは保護者の懸念やアイディア、ご提案に対してオープンであり、遵守する為に最善の努力を尽くします。しかしながら、最終決定権は学校側にあることをご理解いただけますようお願いいたします。保護者にJoy to the Worldのガイドラインやポリシーを支持していただけない場合、残念ながらお子様の当校への在籍登録を解除いたします。Joy to the Worldでは学校をサポートしていただくことが皆さまのお子様をサポートすることに繋がることをご理解いただきたいと願っております。教師やスタッフはいつでもミーティングに対応することが可能です。懸念事項やご不明な点などがある場合には、できるだけ早くミーティングのご予約をお取りください。


Tuition Rules


Students enrolling mid-term must pay a prorated fee for the remainder of the current term and full payment for the following term.After you make the full tuition payment, there is a tiered cancellation fee (see chart below). This means that if you cancel after making your tuition payment, you can get a partial refund. If you do not cancel by the first day of the term, there is a 100% cancellation fee. (Cancellation fees are a percentage of the tuition paid, minus the non-refundable deposit.) See Fee Schedule on the "School Year Tuition and Fees" PDFFees include: Utilities, insurance, materials, and snacks and drinks.Late payment of invoices will incur a late fee. Repeated late payments may effect your ability to 
 continue at Joy to the World.There will be no refund or deduction for any class missed for any reason.There will be no makeup lessons for classes missed.School Insurance covers injuries occurring on and off the school premises and food poisoning caused by school snacks or catered lunch.All fees are subject to change.We offer a sibling discount of 10%

学期途中でのご入園の場合、その学期のご入園時点からの残り日数分の学費と次学期の学費を全額お支払いいただきます。学費の全額をお支払いいただいた後はキャンセル料が発生致します。(下記チャートをご参照ください)これにより、学費全額をお支払いただいた後のキャンセルの場合は、お振込いただいた金額よりキャンセル料を引いた金額を返金いたします。各学期の初日以降のキャンセルの場合は、キャンセル料が100%となり返金はできませんのでご了承ください。(キャンセル料とは、お支払いただいた学費から返金不可のデポジット額を引いた金額に対してのパーセンテージとなります) "School Year Tuition and Fees"のチャートをご参照ください。学費には、光熱費、保険、教材、スナックやドリンクが含まれます。請求書のお支払いが遅れると、延滞金が発生いたします。 お支払いの延滞が度重なる場合、Joy to the Woldに 続けて在学できるか検討される場合があります。いかなる理由があってもキャンセルや欠席、休校などでご利用いただかない分のディスカウントや返金はございません。キャンセルいかなる理由があってもキャンセルや欠席、休校などでご利用いただかない分の振替レッスンはございません。学校保険は、学校内外で発生した怪我や学校が提供したスナックやランチに起因する食中毒を対象としています。全ての料金は変更される可能性があります。兄弟姉妹でのご入園には、学費の金額の低い方のお子様に対して10%の割引が適用されます。


Payment Rules


Payment of fees should be made directly to our bank or in cash to the office. If you are making a bank transfer please use the bank information provided below. Payment should be made using your Student Number and family name. You are responsible for any fees that your bank may charge for making transfers. For the safety of the school, please make large payments via bank transfer. Please make cash payments in the office in the exact amount. Although we will make our best effort to provide change.Bank InformationBank Name: Resona Bank Branch: Myogadani-BranchAccount No. Normal - 1545065Name: Dream International Co., Ltd.

全ての料金のお支払いは学校指定の銀行口座にお振込かオフィスにて現金でお支払いください。銀行振込みの際は下記の口座へお振込ください。お振込の場合は必ず振込名義人に生徒番号と苗字を記載してください。お振込手数料はご負担願います。安全面の理由により、高額のお支払いはお振込いただきますようお願いいたします。現金でのお支払いの場合はお釣りのないようにご用意ください。オフィスでもお釣りのご用意はしておりますが、常備しているとは限りませんのでご了承ください。銀行口座情報銀行名:りそな銀行支店名:茗荷谷支店口座番号:普通口座 1545065口座名義:ドリームインターナショナル(カ


Tuition and Fees Payment Dates (See yearly calendar for exact dates)


2021-2022 School Year

1st Term: May 20, 2021
2nd Term: September 20, 2021
3rd Term: December 20, 2021

2021-2022 School Year



Leave of Absence


Fill out a Leave of Absence Form when you plan on being absent longer than 2 weeks. It must be given to the school 1 month prior to your absence if possible



Change of Status (All classes and programs)

クラス変更 (全てのクラスとプログラム)

Please fill out the Change of Status Form if you want to make changes during the term to your scheduled days or times. Please submit this form with a non-refundable fee of ¥2,000. It may take up to 2 weeks to process.



Termination of Attendance


Use the Termination of Attendance Form if you are leaving Joy to the World. Please submit 1 month prior to your child’s last day. After proper notice and all accounts are settled with the school, records will be issued if necessary.

Joy to the Worldをお辞めになる場合は、最終登校日から1ヶ月前までに退学届けをご提出ください。必要書類の提出及び精算処理終了後、ご要望があれば記録などをご用意いたします。


Academic Assessments


Assessments are an integral part of our teaching and learning cycle. Assessments enable us to: • Promote student learning • Evaluate the student's progress • Assist in reporting • Evaluate the school’s program





All children will stay in their allotted class for at least 1 year. New students may start mid-year. Their class will be chosen by availability, age, English level and behavior. In considering what, in the school’s judgment, is best for each child, there may be exceptions to these rules. New students will be subject to tutorial support classes depending upon the time of year they are entering class. Please also understand the special programs outside of the normal school year, such as our seasonal programs, are not necessarily divided by the above-mentioned and may be in a different age group depending on available seats.



Family Status


It is very important that the school is aware of any special circumstances or changes within your family. Please inform the school of any deaths in the family, divorce, or other changes that may affect the school life of your child so that we can be sensitive to their changing needs, or of changes that may result in a change to the Pick-Up/Drop-Off forms.



Single Parent Form


If you are a single parent, please fill out the Single Parent Form so that we understand your family’s situation when we interact with your child in school.



Special Requests


We always accept special requests from our customers. These need to be submitted via the Special Requests Form to the office with as much detail as possible. Please submit this form as early as possible to give the office sufficient time to review and process your request to the best of our ability.


2. Attendance, Pick-Up & Drop-off




Please do not be late when dropping off your child. Classes will always start on time. Being late will cause your child to miss out on valuable learning time. For safety reasons, the school doors will be locked during lesson times - teachers cannot leave their class to open the door for latecomers, as this distracts the class from learning, and is not safe for the class. Please be mindful of this, and arrive on time. Drop off Times: You may drop off your child between these times. The doors will be closed and locked at other times for security reasons. If you miss these times, please follow the steps below.

Morning Programs

All Classes: 9:20 am - 9:40 am

Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Kindergarten: 2:45 pm - 3:00 pmA

fterschool Elementary: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm


Morning Programs

All Classes: 9:20 am - 9:40 am

Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Kindergarten: 2:45 pm - 3:00 pmA

fterschool Elementary: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm


Tardiness & Late Slip


If you arrive after 9:40 am, once the door has been closed, you will still need to go to the office to get a late slip and then wait until 10:00 am to be let in.The teacher will try their best to open the door at 10:00am but also understand it could be a little later depending on the class activity and care being given at the time to the children already in the class. This should only be in exceptional circumstances and should not become a habit.If you arrive after 10:00 am, the doors will be closed. You must go to the office and get a Late Slip. The office will then notify the teacher and arrange a time for the door to be re-opened. Please be advised that 2 times late will be recorded as 1 day of absence on your school record.If you are caught in an emergency, please notify the office as soon as possible to let us know what time you will be arriving at school. The office will arrange a suitable moment for your child to be brought into class.Please do not knock on the 4th floor or Pre-K doors. It is against our policies for staff to open up the door other than at scheduled door opening times or by request from the office





You may only pick up your child between these times. The doors will be closed and locked at other times.

Morning Programs

All Classes: 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Kindergarten: 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Afterschool Elementary: 5:50 pm - 6:00 pm


Morning Programs

All Classes: 1:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Afterschool Programs

Afterschool Kindergarten: 4:55 pm - 5:00 pm

Afterschool Elementary: 5:50 pm - 6:00 pm


Late Pick-up


If you will be late for your pickup time, please inform the school office as soon as possible. You must pay for late pick-ups with double Extended Care Tickets. (See Extended Care section for details.)



School Absence


Please fill out the online absence for at your earliest convenience.
We do not offer any makeup lessons or give refunds for any absences.



Pick-up Release Form


This form is used when you cannot pick up your child and must ask another person to take this responsibility. The parent of the child being picked-up must fill out this form and turn it in at drop-off time. We will not, under any circumstances, allow your child to leave the premises with anyone who has not been identified by you on this form (or on your child’s security form). This is for the safety of your child - please respect this rule. This form is to be used for occasional and last minute changes. If someone new will be collecting your child on a regular basis, please make sure to update this information on your child’s Security Form.

何らかの理由で保護者やお迎えにくる方として事前にオフィスに申請をしている方以外の方がお子様のお迎えに責任を持つ場合この申請書が必要となります。お迎えの委任を申請したいお子様側の保護者が申請書をご提出ください。いかなる理由がある場合でもこの申請書またはセキュリティフォームにお名前がある方以外の方へのお子様の引き渡しはできません。これはお子様方の安全を守るためのものですのでどうぞご理解ください。この申請書は時折、または急な変更時に使用するものです。頻繁にお迎えに来られる方  が新しく増えた場合はお子様のセキュリティフォームを更新してください。


Single Commuter Form


Use this form if your child needs to travel to and from school on their own. They must be at least 6 years old (for After-Elementary students only).You must call the office if your child will be late and fill out the online absence form if they will be absent. If you do not inform us of this, we will begin calling you and all other emergency numbers provided after 15 minutes of their class start time.


3. Extended Care


Extended Program / Early Drop Off Program


Extended Care allows children to stay longer in our English environment.

Morning Extended Care (Early Drop-Off), from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., is available for Joy Tots, Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten (K1, K2, K3) only.

Late Extended Care (2:00 - 6:45 p.m.) is available for Joy Tots, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten (K1, K2, K3), After School Classes, Joy Privates, and Extra-Curricular Classes

*The Morning Extended Care start time changed to 8:00 am as of the 2021-2022 School Year

延長保育プログラムを利用することにより、お子様はより長い時間英語環境にいることができます。早朝保育 (8:00 - 9:30 a.m.)Joy Tots、Pre-Kindergarten&Kindergartenクラス(K1, K2, K3)のみ延長保育 (2:00 - 6:45 p.m.) Joy Tots、Pre-Kindergarten&Kindergartenクラス(K1, K2, K3)
After School クラス、Joy Privateクラス、その他のスペシャルクラス

*The Morning Extended Care start time changed to 8:00 am as of the 2021-2022 School Year


About Extended Care Tickets


You may purchase the tickets at the office. The tickets can be used for Early Drop Off and for Late Extended care as well. Please fill out each ticket with your child’s name and date before handing them into the teacher. Tickets will not be accepted unless filled out. Tickets do not expire. You can share or trade tickets with other parents. There will be no refunds for purchased or unused tickets. For Extended Care ticket use for extra-curricular classes please see your Head Teacher.

Update: September 1, 2022
Tickets are now sold in 30 mins intervals only. All extended care must be covered by 30 min tickets, or paid for in 30 minute intervals. (For example, 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm will be counted as 5 hours.)




When and How to use Early Drop-Off


You can drop off your child any time between 8:00 and 9:20 am. Give the tickets to your Head Teacher when dropping off your child.

8:00 - 8:30 am Drop-off - 6 Tickets

8:30 - 9:00 am Drop-off - 4 Tickets

9:00 - 9:20 am Drop-off- 2 Tickets

*The Morning Extended Care start time changed to 8:00 am as of the 2021-2022 School Year

8:00 amから9:20 amの間何時でも登校が可能です。

8:00 - 8:30 am Drop-off - 6 Tickets

8:30 - 9:00 am Drop-off - 4 Tickets

9:00 - 9:20 am Drop-off- 2 Tickets

*The Morning Extended Care start time changed to 8:00 am as of the 2021-2022 School Year


How to use Extended Care


Give the tickets to your Head Teacher when dropping off your child. If you have forgotten to give the teacher the tickets but have made a reservation, we will accept them when you pick up (please try to avoid this situation)If you would like to change the collection time, we allow changes until 10:00 a.m. free of charge. Contact the office to make a change. For changes made after 10:00 a.m., contact the office. You must pay double tickets for these late changes. If you will be late to pick-up your child, contact the office as soon as possible and let us know the reason. You must pay double tickets for late collection. Collections must be made on the hour, or at thirty minutes past each hour. This is to avoid regular disruption to classes.



Extended Care Pick-Up Times (Tickets are calculated based on these times)


2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. (Door is open from 2:45 - 3:00)

3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

6:45 p.m.

Parents with schedule problems (such as job, siblings), please talk with your Head Teacher. Depending on the case we might be able to arrange a different pickup time to suit your family. Tickets would continue to be charged in 30-minute slots. The Extended Care program is not available on certain days, such as during school events, Final Performances, or on other days decided by the school. (See the School Calendar for exact dates.)

Update: September 1, 2022
Tickets are now sold in 30 mins intervals only. All extended care must be covered by 30 min tickets, or paid for in 30 minute intervals. (For example, 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm will be counted as 5 hours.)

2:30 p.m.

3:00 p.m. (Door is open from 2:45 - 3:00)

3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

6:45 p.m.



4. Community Guidelines & Rules


Behavior in our Community


As an active school within our community, we encourage all of our students, families, and staff to be role models and responsible citizens. Please help us by setting the right example for your children by following the rules and guidelines below.



Pick-Up and Drop-Off Behavior


Parents must be with their children at all times after picking up their child. Children may not go up or down the stairs or elevator without their parent or registered guardian.Please do not stop or stand in front of the school other than to drop-off or pick-up your children. No loitering on the sidewalk in front of the school is allowed. The noise disturbs our neighbors and also blocks the sidewalk for others to walk pass freely. Keep your children with you at all times when you are outside and near the school and do not let them wander or play in front of the school. We want to stress the safety concern that exists for your children on an open sidewalk. Children may not play on or around the stairs. The adjoining gravel path on the side of the building is a separate property and children may not play on it or disturb the path.Parents who need a place for their children to play are encouraged to take their children to Harimazaka Park to play.





Please do not leave strollers in the lobby on the 1st or after pick-up and drop-off times. Do not leave your child unattended in a stroller.



Drop-off and Pick-up by Car


Please understand we do not have parking for your car. Use public parking on Harimazaka Street. Joy to the World will not be held responsible for (and our insurance will not cover) any accident or injury resulting from your parked car.

本校には専用駐車場はございません。車で通園される方は播磨坂沿いの公共駐車場をご利用ください。駐車または停車中に何らかの事故に巻き込まれる、または怪我を負った場合でも当校の保険は適応されず、Joy to the Worldは一切責任を負いかねます。


Drop-off and Pick-up by Bicycle


You may leave your bicycle on the sidewalk in front of the school during the drop-off pick-up times, but not during the school day. Children may not keep their bikes outside while attending school (this includes after school programs).



Giving Your Children Independence


It is an important part of school life that parents and children are separated, therefore please do not approach the class while they are outside at the park or on excursions. The children are trained to follow the teacher's instructions but may respond to seeing a parent by running toward them and possibly running into the street or in front of a bicycle to get to the parent. This is a very serious safety concern and the school appreciates your utmost cooperation.





There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer at Joy to the World, including during school events, class activities, or even self-initiatives from parents. If you want to volunteer, please inform your Head Teacher or contact the office. There could be events in which the school is actively looking for parent volunteers.



Photo Release Agreement


The school uses various photographs taken at school for school brochures, homepage, and various advertising. The school would like permission to use photographic images of your child. We use discretion in selecting photos and cannot promise your child’s image will not be used. If this will cause any problems, it would present difficulties for enrollment.



School Pictures and Videos


All videos and pictures taken by staff will be used for training, information sharing, and advertising purposes. Pictures will be processed at the end of each term and be made available on picture disk to members for purchase during the first month of the following term. There may be more or less of your child in the picture disk and we cannot accept refunds, so please consider carefully before purchasing. Parents, persons of the community, or media personnel are not allowed to take pictures of the children, classes or staff unless they have received permission from the school or unless at a public school event.


5. Communication


Joy Parent Portal

Joy Parent Portal

The Joy Parent Portal may be accessed through the schools homepage: joytotheworld.infoClass updates, information, and occasional photographs are posted by teachers to their class sections. Although the specifics vary by class, information such as reading lists, current sight words, birthday charts, songs, allergy lists, school forms and much more is available. Staying up-to-date is absolutely necessary and will allow you as a parent to avoid missing important information and being uninformed.If you are experiencing any difficulty logging in, please first consult your head teacher.

Joy Parent Portalは当校ホームページよりアクセスできます。joytotheworld.infoクラスの最新情報、お知らせ、写真などは各クラスのセクションにアップデートされます。また、クラスごとに内容は異なりますが、リーディングリスト、サイトワード、バースデーチャート、歌、アレルギーリストその他各フォームなどもご覧いただけます。こちらのサイトを常時と確認いただくことで学校や担当教師とのコミュニケーションの向上や重要情報の連絡、確認ミスを防ぐことにもなりますのでこれは最重要事項として欠かさずご確認ください。ログインに問題がある場合は各担当教師にお尋ねください。


Office & Teacher Appointments


Please take a moment to decide if your question is best suited for the Office or your Head Teacher. Classroom concerns and specific questions about your child, for example, should be directed to your child’s Head Teacher. General inquiries about the school, questions about enrolling in International Elementary School, and changes to family status, for example, should be directed to the Office.We do not accept group meetings, even for the same concern. Individual meetings only. If you have difficulty communicating in English, the school will do its best to provide someone to assist in translation so please notify us in advance if this is necessary.Office Appointment Please call the office to make an appointment and give the reason for your request at that time so we can arrange for the appropriate person to meet with you.Teacher AppointmentPlease speak with your Head Teacher directly to make an appointment.



Parent Teacher Meetings (PTM’s)


During PTM’s you will be given your child’s report card and have the chance to ask your head teacher questions about your child’s life at school and progress. These are only fifteen-minute meetings in order for the teachers to give you a report on your child’s progress. There may be times that support classes will be recommended by the teacher, in which you may be contacted by our office personnel depending on the type of support needed.



Change of Address and Telephone Number


It is your responsibility to inform the school when there is a change of address, telephone number or emergency contact number via the Change of Contact Details Form available at the school office.



Privacy Policy


We do not provide contact information or private/personal information about any of our staff, teachers, or students at Joy to the World. Private information is not shared with anyone other than school administration.

プライバシー保護の為、Joy to the Worldのスタッフ、教師、生徒を含めた全ての関係者の連絡先はお教えできません。個人情報は本校のオフィスにて管理士、それ以外には一切公開されません。

6. Health & Safety


Medical Information


Please write the name of the allergy and/or the name of the substance or food your child is allergic to. Joy to the World will not be held responsible for any allergy not reported on the Medical Information sheet or not updated in writing as necessary. Joy to the World also reserves the right to decline acceptance for any reason including but not limited to an applicant with any illness or disease that we cannot assist or provide proper care for.



Sunscreen & Insect Repellent


Sunscreen and insect repellent will be used by the school. If you want to use your own products, apply them at home and inform your teacher. Please do not apply bug stickers or clips on your child before class, please give them to the teacher at drop off time along with a Home Medicine Form.



Health Check & Dental Check


A health check will be carried out each year, and their height and weight progress will be recorded. Student health checks are conducted by a designated doctor not affiliated with Joy to the World. A dental check will also be carried out each year. During the dental check students teeth will be checked and a note from the dentist will be given to parents. These checks are compulsory. Information will be provided prior to the check being conducted.

年に1回健康診断を行い、身長と体重を記録します。子ども達の健康診断はJoy to the Worldの校医ではない指定の医師によって行われます。歯科検診も同様に年に1回行われます。歯科検診の結果は歯科医師から保護者へ診断書が渡されます。いずれの検診も受診は必須です。検診が実施される前にお知らせを致します。


Health Insurance


Please remember to turn in updated Health Insurance copies when new copies are available and to notify us if there is a change in your family insurance.



Medical Emergencies


In case of emergency the school will contact the parent immediately, so please be reachable by telephone at all times your child is in school. The school will take the child to Mori Children’s Clinic, Mitsuhashi Inn, Koishikawa Inn, or Otsuka Hospital depending on the seriousness of the injury or illness. If they are closed or full we will take them to the next nearest clinic or hospital for treatment. These places are not part of Joy to the World and not associated with us in any way. We will ask the parent to meet us at the clinic or hospital to pick up your child. The school office will notify you of the clinic or hospital your child has been taken to.

医療緊急時の場合直ちに保護者へ連絡を取らせていただきますので、お子様が学校にいる間は必ず電話での連絡がつく状態にしておいてください。怪我または病状の程度により、森こどもクリニック、三橋医院、小石川医院または都立大塚病院にお子様をお連れします。なおこれらの病院がおやすみ、または大変混雑している場合は次に近いクリニック・病院にお連れします。いずれもJoy to the Worldの関係機関ではありません。保護者には診察を受けることになったクリニックまたは病院名が決まりましたらオフィスよりご連絡いたしますのでそちらにお迎えに来てください。




Any child with a fever more than 1 degree above what is listed as “Normal” in your Application Book will be sent home. You will be notified by telephone to pick up your child from school as soon as possible.





Please do not bring your child to school if they are sick or not able to participate in our program 100%. You may not make a special request for your child to not participate in any part of our daily planned program for that day. If you feel your child is not able to participate in any part of the planned daily routine because of sickness, please do not bring him/her to school that day. If you arrive at school with your child and he/she doesn’t look so well, you may be asked by the teacher to stay for a few more minutes while the teacher checks the condition of your child.



Home Medicine Form


Parents must fill out our “Home Medicine Form” for any medicine, special sunscreen, insect repellent, or home lunch for medical, health or special dietary needs that need to be given to your child for any reason.



Minor Injuries in School


Teachers may administer disinfectants, creams, ice packs, and sprays for minor injuries.



Doctor Release Form


Please have this form filled out by your doctor when your child has contracted a contagious illness before sending them back to school. Take the signed form from your physician to the office for approval before coming to class. The school will make the final decision regarding whether or not your child may return to school, even if you get your physician’s signature and approval to return to school.



Daily Health Check


Teachers in Joy Tots, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classes will conduct a basic health check on students each morning. Teachers will check for and may ask you about (but not limited to) the following:Changes in behavior or appearanceSkin rashes/itchy skinBoils or weeping soresCuts, scratches, or bruisesApparent fatigue or disorientationBandagesSweaty or sticky skinAny sign of illnessThis is also the appropriate time for you to mention any medical issues that could affect your child at school or that the teacher should be made aware of. Also, please mention to your Head Teacher if any family members have recently been exposed to a communicable illness. This will help us watch for signs more carefully.We need to keep this communication open and honest so that we can all be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of illness.

Joy Tots、Pre-Kindergarten、Kindergartenクラスの担当教師は毎朝基本的な健康チェックをします。教師は以下のことを確認し、保護者の方に質問をする場合があります(確認事項は以下に限りません)行動や外見の変化蕁麻疹や皮膚の痒み吹き出物や湿疹切り傷、擦り傷、あざ見かけの疲労感または見当識障害バンドエイドや包帯汗やべたつく肌あらゆる病気の兆候お子様の学校生活に何らかの影響を及ぼす可能性のある医療上の問題点について教師に報告していただく良いタイミングです。また、ご家族の中に数日の間に伝染病に感染した方がいらっしゃる場合も担当教師にご報告くださいますと、病気の兆候の早期発見に役立ちます。病気の兆候や症状を早期に発見し対応するためにも、これらのコミュニケーションは随時オープンに、また誠実に行ってください。


Parent Pick-Up / Criteria for Exclusion of Children Who Are Ill

保護者によるお迎え / 病気の子どもの除外基準

When a child becomes ill but does not require immediate medical help, we will determine if a child should be sent home based on the following three criteria and the following list of symptoms.

  1. The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in activities.
  2. The illness results in a need for care that is greater than the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.
  3. The illness poses a risk of spread of potentially harmful disease to others.

We will also call parents if we see the following symptoms (this list is not exhaustive):


  • Watery eye discharge without fever, eye pain, or eyelid redness
  • Yellow or white eye drainage
  • Fever over 1 degree above their normal temperature over two reading 20 minutes apart
  • Lice
  • White spots or patches in the mouth
  • Pink eye with matted eyelids and eye pain
  • Appearing or acting ill
  • 2 instances of diarrhea (for Pre-Kindergarten)
  • Instances of diarrhea that cause “misses” or exceeds 2 or more stools above normal for that child
  • Blood in stool not explained by dietary change, medication, or hard stool
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain that continues for more than 1 hour or intermittent pain with fever
  • Mouth sores with drooling
  • Rash with fever


  1. 1. 病気によりアクティビティへの参加に支障が出ている場合
    2. 他の子ども達の健康と安全を守れなくなるくらい教師がその子の介護に時間や手間を取られてしまう場合
    3. 他人に感染する可能性がある場合


  • 発熱や目の痛み、赤みなどの様子もなく目やにや涙が出ている場合
  • 黄色や白の目やにが出ている場合
  • 20分置きに2回以上検温した結果が平熱よりも1度以上高い場合
  • シラミ
  • 口内の白やその他の斑点
  • 流行性結膜炎や目の痛み
  • 子どもが体調不良を訴える、または明らかに具合が悪そうに見える場合
  • 2回以上下痢の症状がみられる場合 (Pre-Kindergarten クラスの場合)
  • 下痢のためミスをしてしまう、またはそのために短時間に2回以上頻繁にトイレに行きたがる場合
  • 食事内容の変化、投薬または硬い便など以外の原因で血便が出る場合
  • 嘔吐
  • 1時間以上続く腹痛が続く、または発熱を伴う断続的な腹痛がある場合
  • 口内炎による痛み
  • 発熱を伴う蕁麻疹


Local Clinic Visit and/or Parent Pick-Up


In the following situations, we will call parents to inform them that we will a take a child to a local clinic. (If the parent can arrive at school within 30 mins we can wait for the parent to arrive. If you do not or cannot arrive within 30 mins we will go to the clinic.)Fever over 1 degree above their normal temperature and who looks and acts ill
 Appearing and acting very illSevere vomiting and/or diarrheaAn injury that may require medical treatment, such as a cut that does not hold together after it is cleaned, chipped teeth, or hesitancy using arms or legsAny animal bites that break the skinVenomous bites or stings with spreading local redness and swelling, or evidence of general illnessAny medical condition that is outlined in the child’s care plan as requiring medical attention



Emergency Hospital Visits


In the following situations we may take a child to the emergency room or call an ambulance and notify the parents:If we believe a child needs immediate medical assessment or treatment that cannot wait for parents to take the child to the clinicFever with abnormal appearance, difficulty breathing, or a problem with circulation, determined by an abnormal skin color (pale and bluish skin tone)
A child is acting strangely, is much less alert, or is much more withdrawn than usualDifficulty breathing or unable to speakSkin or lips that look blue, purple, or grayRhythmic jerking of arms and legs and loss of responsiveness (seizure)UnresponsiveAfter a head injury, with a decreased level of alertness, confusion, headache, vomiting, irritability, difficulty walkingVomiting bloodSevere stiff neck (limiting the child's movement) with a headache and feverSevere dehydration with sunken eyes, lethargy, no tears, and not urinatingSuddenly spreading purple or red rashA large volume of blood in the stoolsHot or cold weather injuries (frostbite or heat exhaustion)



Illnesses That Require Time Away From School


The following illnesses and conditions are listed with the number of days that a student should stay home from school. All of these conditions will require a Doctor’s Release Form and a visit to the school office to determine if the child will be able to return to school.

It is the school administration that will make the final decision about whether ill children can return to the classroom based on the following guidelines, the Doctors Release Form, and our ability to care for the child without compromising the care of other children in the program.

  • Lice: After treatment begins and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Ringworm: After treatment begins and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Thrush: After treatment begins and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Fifth Disease: With Doctor’s Release Form
  • Pinkeye: With Doctor’s Release Form
  • Impetigo: 24 hours after treatment begins and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Strep Throat: 24 hours after treatment begins and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Scabies: After treatment begins and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Chickenpox: After all lesions have dried or crusted (usually 6 days after onset of rash) and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Pertussis: After 5 days of treatment and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Mumps: After 5 days of onset of swelling of parotid gland and with Doctor’s Release Form
  • Diarrhea (Pre-Kindergarten): When stool can be contained by the diaper
  • Diarrhea (Kindergarten and above): When stool  frequency has reduced to fewer than 2 stools above normal for that child
  • Ear Infection: When the child can comfortably participate in class and does not need special care from the teacher
  • Hand Foot and Mouth Disease: With Doctor’s Release Form
  • Seasonal Flu: 24 hours after fever is reduced and with a Doctor's Release Form
  • Pandemic Flu: Guidance will be given at that time
  • Measles (Immunized Child - prior to contracting measles or immunized within 72 hours of exposure): 6 days after beginning of rash and with a Doctor's Release Form
  • Measles (Unimmunized Child): 2 weeks after onset of rash and with a Doctor's Release Form
  • Meningitis: With Doctor’s Release Form
  • Molluscum Contagiosum: Bumps should be covered by bandages and with a Doctor's Release Form
  • Pneumonia: After at least 1 day and with a Doctor's Release Form
  • Rotavirus: When diarrhea is resolved and with a Doctor's Release Form
  • Rubella: 7 days after onset of rash and with a Doctor's Release Form

The above list has many illnesses and conditions but is not exhaustive. If you have a question about a specific illness please call the Office and ask about it.


  • しらみ: 治療を受けた上で石の許可証が必要
  • 乾癬: 治療を受けた上で石の許可証が必要
  • カンジダ症: 治療を受けた上で石の許可証が必要
  • りんご病: 医師の許可証が必要
  • 結膜炎: 医師の許可証が必要
  • 膿かしん: 治療を受けてから24時間以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要
  • 疥癬: 医師の許可証が必要
  • 水疱瘡: 全ての病斑が完全に乾いた状態、またはかさぶたの状態になった上で(通常6日程度)医師の許可証が必要
  • 三日ばしか: 湿疹が出てから6日以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要
  • 百日咳: 治療開始から5日以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要
  • おたふく風邪: 発病から5日以上経過し耳下饌の腫れが引いた上で医師の許可証が必要
  • 下痢(プリキンダーガーテン): 便がオムツから漏れなくなること
  • 下痢(キンダーガーテン): 排便の頻度が幼児にとって適切な回数になること
  • 耳感染: 子供が快適にクラスに参加でき、教師からの特別なケアを必要としなくなること
  • 手足口病: 医師の許可証が必要
  • 季節性インフルエンザ: 熱が引いてから24時間以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要
  • 大流行性インフルエンザ: 随時情報公開します
  • はしか(予防接種を受けている場合:発病前に受け付けた、または発病後72時間以内に受けた場合): 発病してから6日間以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要
  • はしか(予防接種を受けていない場合): 発病後2週間以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要
  • 髄膜炎: 医師の許可証が必要
  • 水いぼ: 幹部を絆創膏で覆い医師の許可証が必要
  • 肺炎: 発病から最低1日以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要
  • ロタウィルス: 下痢が治った上で医師の許可証が必要
  • 風疹: 発病から7日以上経過した上で医師の許可証が必要



Physical Injury


If a child is unable to participate in park activities, such as running, your child should not come to school. In the case that a condition precludes your child from daily class activities, the school will do it’s best to accommodate your child if the school permits your child to attend, but please understand special considerations may be limited or unavailable. Please use discretion when sending an injured child to school.If the injury is long-term and the child will miss a significant portion of the school, please contact the office immediately so the school can determine if another option can be implemented.



Sick Siblings


If one sibling is sick with a contagious illness, but the other sibling is not showing any signs of sickness they may come to school. In these case be sure to alert the Head Teacher so that we can monitor that student carefully for developing symptoms and be ready to pick-up if any symptoms develop.



Common Cold, Runny Nose, and Coughing


If a child has a common cold with the symptoms of a runny nose and cough we recommend that they rest from school for at least one day, especially if they have any aches and pains.After the brunt of the illness has passed and they are left with a runny nose and cough, they can return to school as long as the cough is not a disruption to their learning or the learning of students around them. Also, if a runny nose is uncontrollable or is causing distress to the child, we will ask that they stay home.


7. Emergencies


School Closures


In the case that more than a third of a class or floor (at school’s discretion) is absent due to a contagious illness such as influenza, the class or floor will temporarily close. In such cases, the time frame of closure will depend on the illness, and the school will notify parents at that time. There will be no makeup days if this happens. The school may temporarily close due to bad weather. You will be notified by e-mail and we will post updates on our internet homepage. There will be no make-up class days given if this happens.



Coronavirus Safety Policy (August 20, 2021)


This policy is for all programs and services at Joy to the World. Including:Think Club, Keiki Ukulele Club, Kids Hiphop Tokyo, Saturday School, AK, AE (new programs)

In the case of one or more positive coronavirus infections occurring at Joy to the World (student or staff), we will work with the Bunkyo Health Office and may close as a school in keeping with their recommendation or as a safety precaution by Joy to prevent the spread of the virus. In this case, we will not offer refunds, credits, or make-up lessons for canceled classes, Set Extended care, and Bus Maintenance Fees.

However, for lunch service fees, we will issue credits to families affected on the days we close. You can apply lunch service credits towards future services.

We want to remind our families that although we will do our best to continue providing our services to our school community, we take safety very seriously and we thank you for your understanding in the case of a school closure for this reason.

このポリシーはJoy to the Worldの全てのプログラム及びサービスに適応します。Think Club, Keiki Ukulele Club, Kids Hip Hop Tokyo, Saturday School, AK, AE (その他新しいプログラム類)を含む

Joy to the World(生徒またはスタッフ内)で1名または複数名の新型コロナウイルス感染症の陽性者が発生した場合、当校は文京区保健所と連携し、ウイルスの拡散を防ぐために文京保健所の勧告に従って、またはJoy to the Worldの安全対策として学校を一時的に閉鎖することがあります。この場合、休講となったクラス、延長保育料、バス料金に対しての返金、クレジット及び振替レッスン等の対応はいたしません。

ランチサービスにつきましては、休校期間に該当するご家族にはクレジット対応をいたします。このクレジットは今後のJoy to the Worldでのサービスにご利用いただけます。



Evacuation Drills


Evacuation drills are held twice a term (fire and earthquake drills) to ensure that all students understand the school’s evacuation procedures.



Emergency Evacuation


Please follow the instructions below if a disaster occurs:

Case 1: When a big earthquake such as the Tohoku 3/11 earthquake occurs,please come to the designated evacuation shelter shown below.

During this time, the phones will most likely be out of service.

Our teachers will look after your children until you show up at the designated evacuation shelter of Bunkyo-ward:

Daiichi Junior High School Gymnasium
Address: 5-8-9 Koishikawa Bunkyo-ward

*We will follow the regional disaster plan of Bunkyo-ward. Please refer to the Bunkyo-ward City Office homepage.

School may evacuate or call parents for early pick-up in the case of structural damage or loss of services.

Case 2: When a small earthquake occurs, and you want to make sure your children are safe, please call the school office at 03-5684-0247. Please familiarize yourself with the location of the designated evacuation shelter, so that you will already know where it is in the case of an emergency. A handout with a map is available in the school office upon request.

Please familiarize yourself with the location of the designated evacuation shelter, so that you will already know where it is in the case of an emergency. A handout with a map is available in the school office upon request.

During an emergency, we may not have access to our computer systems and telephones. But, in the case that we have computer access, we will update the following locations. Please bookmark these locations before an emergency happens.Joy to the World Homepage www.joytotheworld.infoJoy to the World Facebook to the World Twitter



文京区立第一中学校 体育館
住所:文京区小石川 5-8-9






緊急時には、コンピューターシステムや電話にアクセスできない場合があります。 コンピューターにアクセスできる場合は、下記のサイトを更新します。 緊急事態が発生する前に下記のサイトをブックマークしてください。Joy to the World Homepage www.joytotheworld.infoJoy to the World Facebook to the World Twitter

8. School Events


Special Events


The school holds one graduation per year in March. There are three Final Performances during the course of the school year at the end of each term. The school also has an annual Sports Day, Halloween Event, a Fathers Visit Day, a Mothers Visit Day and an occasional School Bazaar. We encourage parents to participate in our school events whenever possible.



Birthday and Other Class Events


Please inquire with the head teacher of your class about any questions you have concerning class events. There will be only 1 birthday celebration in class per month for all children with a birthday that month. The teacher will choose the day best to have the celebration. Parents who wish to provide food for their parties, must first fill out a Food Acceptance Form and turn it into the office at least two days before the event. Please check with your head teacher for specific allergies that students in your child’s class may have. In the Kindergarten (K1, K2, K3), one parent (or guardian) may attend birthday parties as a helper. Siblings may not attend. Parents may only attend for K1, K2, and K3 birthday parties. No open flames are allowed in the school.

Please refer to the Birthday Party Guidelines on Joy Parent Portal for more details.



K1, K2, K3でのバースデーパーティのみ保護者のご参加が可能です。また、校内での火(キャンドルなど)のご使用は禁止です。

詳細につきましてはJoy Parent Portal内のバースデーパーティーガイドラインをご参照ください。


Short Field Trips


Sometimes it is necessary for classes to leave the school grounds for between 30 minutes and an hour or to go to the park or other areas in our community. It is difficult to obtain permission for all short field trips. Your response in the application form will be taken to cover the period from your child’s enrollment until their graduation or withdrawal from the school. This does not include permission for excursions. Excursions will continue to require a separate permission form.



Field Trips


The school goes on 2 field trips a year, in the 1st and 3rd Term



Parties and Presents for Teachers


The school will prepare time frames for parties organized by parents for their teachers. The end of the term and year is a busy time for all, so one month’s notice for such events is required. The school principal may not permit you to have a class party with staff if scheduling is full. You must submit a written request with full details of the party including a disclaimer saying that the school or teachers will not be held responsible or any accidents, injuries or damage caused during the event. Teachers are not allowed to accept large gifts especially monies or gift cards. Small tokens from parents such as hand-made cards or photo/message albums are very much appreciated.


9. School Life!


School Uniform Rules: Hat, Shirt, T-Shirt and Shoes


Everyone is required to wear their hat and school shirt for safety and easy recognition by the teacher and community.

 •    Do not alter uniforms or add patches to your uniform or hat.

  •    No jewelry or accessories (bracelets, sunglasses, etc.) are permitted without school approval.  

  •    Appearance (uniform and hair) must be kept clean, neat and tidy.  

  •    Outdoor shoes are to be worn at the park during play and exercise. sneakers, tennis shoes or footwear designed for active play only, please.  

  •    After School Program students do not need a hat.






What To Bring To School


Joy Tots / Pre-Kindergarten

1.    Indoor Shoes  (Taken home and cleaned/replaced monthly)

2.    Diapers (at least 3 disposable diapers) 
          *Write your child’s name in English on the back of each diaper

3.    Wet wipes to clean your child (write your child’s name in English on the package) 

4.    Full change of clothes 

5.    Towel with a loop ( Size: No bigger than 35 cm in length from corner to corner)

6.    Bib

7.    Lunch 

8.    Lunch items (spoon & fork set, wet towel - No chopsticks) 

9. Water bottle

10.    A toothbrush with handle no larger than 1.5cm width (Replaced at the
vbeginning of every month)

11.    A cup to rinse mouth and for drink time (You must bring a cup and take it home daily.)            

12.    Smock

Kindergarten: K1, K2, and K3 Classes    

1.    Indoor shoes (Taken home and cleaned/replaced monthly)

2.    Full change of clothes 

3.    Towel with a loop (Size: No bigger than 35 cm in length from corner to corner) 

4.    Lunch 

5.    Lunch items (spoon & fork set, wet towel)

6.    A toothbrush with a handle no larger than 1.5cm width (Replaced at the
 beginning of every month) Although the toothbrush can be kept at 
          the school, it may be necessary to bring a new one once a month or at the
          teacher's request.) 

7.    A cup to rinse mouth and for drink time (You must bring a cup and take it home

8.    Smock

After Kindergarten & After Elementary    

1.    Indoor shoes (Taken home after each class)

2.    1 full change of clothes (A change of clothes is optional for After-Elementary

3.    Towel with a loop (Size: No bigger than 35 cm in length from corner to corner) 

4.    A cup for drink time (Taken home after each class)

Joy Tots / Pre-Kindergarten1.
1. 上履き(毎月自宅へ持ち帰って洗う、もしくは交換してください)
2. オムツ(使い捨てを3つ以上)*後ろ側にお子様の名前を英語でご記入ください。
3. おしりふき(パッケージにお子様の名前を英語でご記入ください)
4. 着替え一式
5. ループ付きタオル(サイズ:ループを入れて上から下まで35cm以内のもの)
6. ビブ
7. お弁当お弁当グッズ(スプーンとフォークのセット、おしぼり - お箸は持ち込まないでください)
8. 水筒
9. 持ち手の幅が1.5cm以内の歯ブラシ(毎月月初めに新しいものと交換してください)
10. うがいとドリンクタイムに使用するコップ(毎日持ち帰ります)
11. スモック
Kindergarten: K1, K2, K3
1. クラス上履き(毎月自宅へ持ち帰って洗う、もしくは交換してください)
2. 着替え一式
3. ループ付きタオル(サイズ:ループを入れて上から下まで35cm以内のもの)
4. お弁当お弁当グッズ(スプーンとフォークのセット、おしぼり)
5. 持ち手の幅が1.5cm以内の歯ブラシ(学校で保管してもかまいませんが、月1回または先生の指示があった時には新しいものと交換してください)
6. うがいとドリンクタイムに使用するコップ(毎日持ち帰ります)
7. スモック
After Kindergarten & After Elementary
1. 上履き(毎回クラス後、お持ち帰りください)
2. 着替え一式(アフターエレメンタリーのお子様の場合は任意です)
3. ループ付きタオル(サイズ:ループを入れて上から下まで35cm以内のもの)
4. ドリンクタイムに使用するコップ(毎回クラス後、お持ち帰りください)


School Lunch Service


Joy to the World provides an optional lunch service throughout the week (Mon-Fri). Lunch is to be brought from home or can be ordered through the school. A menu will be issued each month. To order lunch for your child, follow the instructions online. All lunch sign-ups are online. School lunches are planned by professional dietician who consider children’s health. *Please provide your own drink. The lunch box set does not include a drink



Home Lunch


Please provide an ice pack in your child’s lunch bag to keep it fresh. The classroom temperature will be around 25 to 26 degrees Celsius. Staff will not microwave your child’s lunch. Please provide a healthy lunch.



Food Sharing (Allergies & Religious Concerns)

食べ物のシェア (アレルギーや宗教的事情)

Due to food allergy and religious concerns, food and drink items brought from home must not be shared with other students. Please explain this to your child at home.





Peanuts are completely banned from our school and school events on and off of school premises due to allergy concerns. We also highly discourage bringing any form of nuts into the school. Staff cannot allow students to distribute any gifts that contain any form of nuts.



Food Acceptance Form


Please fill out a “Food Acceptance Form” at the office at least prior to the event and get it approved before you bring any food into the school. You must hand that acceptance form to your teacher with the food brought in.



Lost and Found


All items found in the school or school premises will be returned to you if there is a name on it. The Lost-and-Found is located above the shoe cubbies on the 4th floor. Items that are found and have no name will be put into sacks, including the ‘found’ date and the location it was found written on a piece of paper inside the bag. After 1 week, if no one has claimed the lost item, we will dispose of it.





Web camera viewing and passcodes are available to Pre-K, K1, K2, and K3 only. Viewing schedule will change periodically and may become discontinued at the school’s discretion.The web camera will not be available during the first week of school of each term due to maintenance checks, as well as holidays and special events inside the school.


10. Contact Us!


School Websites


Our school homepage has general information about Joy to the World: We also have a website for current members to access information about their classes, get letters from teachers, and read their class blog.

本校のウェブサイトにはJoy to the Worldの情報全般が記載されています。http://www.joytotheworld.infoまたすでに入学されている皆様向けに、クラスのインフォメーション、先生からのレター、およびクラスのブログが見られるウェブサイトをご用意しています。


School Address


〒112-0002 11-17-2F Koishikawa 5-Chome Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo

〒112-0002東京都文京区小石川 5-11-17 2F


Phone Number


Main Office: 03-5684-0247 Fax: 03-3868-3375

メインオフィス:03-5684-0247 ファックス:03-3868-3375