New International School Founding Director/Head of School Steven Parr speaking at the TAIP 10th Anniversary Celebration in 2015.

About TAIP

The Tokyo Association of International Preschools was established on March 1, 2005, with the mission to support international preschools in the Tokyo area in terms of networking, staff development, parent education, and publicity.

The schools collectively recognize that the selection of a school for one’s child is a great responsibility and for that at least a first step is to know which schools are available. The Schools page on this website lists all of the members schools in alphabetical order with direct links to their websites. We would encourage parents to visit by appointment any school in which they may be interested.

TAIP does not endorse any particular program and offers equal support and opportunities to all of its members, regardless of the size of the school.
The association’s activities and services are funded through annual membership dues, and sponsored or co-sponsored workshops and events.

TAIP Constitution

Learn more about us and become a better member by reading our constitution.

Executive Board 2022

President
John Adduru
Ohana International School
coprogram.director@tokyopreschools.org
President-Elect
Kenn Gale
No Borders International School
Secretary
Merete Kropp
Komazawa Park International School
secretary@tokyopreschools.org
Treasurer
Puteri Zailan
Ayla International School
treasurer17@tokyopreschools.org
Program Co-Director
Ann Nishigaya
Tokyo Children's Garden
program.director17@tokyopreschools.org
Publicity Director
Mayumi Murata
Youho Eiken
publicity.director17@tokyopreschools.org
Co-Pubilicity Director
Peter Lackner
Jobs in Japan
copublicity.director@tokyopreshools.org
Webmaster
Ken Szczepanski
Joy to the World American International School
webmaster@tokyopreschools.org

Join TAIP

Members can enjoy several services such as networking meetings, workshops, seminars and much more.
Membership Form

School Member

Preschools in the greater Tokyo area, as specified in the constitution
  • Will receive a link on this web site and receive a membership certificate.
  • Will be emailed news and events posted to the TAIP website.
  • Will have access to the TAIP Media Room with live streamed and recorded PD materials.
  • Director or Designated Representative may attend board meetings, vote, and be nominated to serve as an officer in the Association.
  • Member of institution may attend workshops and seminars at member rates.
  • Yearly Dues: ¥50,000

Satellite Member

Preschools outside the greater Tokyo area, as specified in the constitution
  • Will receive a link on this web site and receive a membership certificate.
  • Will be emailed news and events posted to the TAIP website.
  • Will have access to the TAIP Media Room with live streamed and recorded PD materials.
  • Director or Designated Representative may attend board meetings and vote.
  • Member of institution may attend workshops and seminars at member rates.
  • Yearly Dues: ¥30,000

Associate Member

Any other institution or corporation interested in supporting the association
  • Will receive a link on the website and receive a membership certificate.
  • If educational association or institution, any member of the organization may attend workshops and seminars at member rates.
  • If publishing company or other type of supporting organization, may be invited to exhibit or present at conferences, or workshops at an extra charge depending on the audience size and venue.
  • A designated representative may attend general membership meetings and may be nominated to serve as co-Director member of the board, or serve on committees set up by the board.
  • Yearly Dues: ¥40,000

Individual member

Any person interested in supporting the association
  • May attend workshops and seminars at member rates,
  • May attend general membership meetings and may be nominated to serve as a co-Director member of the board, or serve on committees set up by the board.
  • Yearly Dues: ¥5,000

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