West Tokyo Preschool (WTPS) is a private and independent Preschool for 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds. WTPS was established in 1972 by two teachers from the American School in Japan (ASIJ) and until 1977 was located at the Lutheran Seminary near ICU campus. It was then moved to the ASIJ campus. WTPS moved to its current location in 1983. WTPS was originally created to meet the needs of ASIJ teachers and the foreign business community near ASIJ. It has now expanded to include children of English speaking multi-cultural families in the West Tokyo area. It was incorporated with and continues to maintain an American cultural atmosphere and celebrates and observes American holidays and customs. WTPS was formerly known as West Tokyo Nursery. In March 1990 its new name was adopted to reflect a more accurate description of the program.