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Director’s Welcome

"By the time our youngest students will have graduated, technology will have transformed the world as we know it. Our young people will live, work and relate to others in ways that may simply be unrecognizable from those of today.

We must therefore help students to develop the skills, knowledge, values and personality to ensure they will thrive and be happy in this ever-changing technological of their future. This is our challenge.

The pioneering aviator, poet and literary laureate, Antione de Saint-Exupéry, loved these complex challenges. He understood the transformative power of technology and education, and took personal action to promote story-telling and creative writing.

By naming our school ‘Exupery’, we honour his legacy. We are an IB World School, dedicated to developing the next generation of designers, entrepreneurs, innovators and artists - people who will not only exceed their own expectations in years to come, but contribute positively and effectively within their communities.

As a parent myself, I know how important it is to find the right education for your child. I would be very pleased to share with you further details about our innovative vision for education".

Founder’s vision

Elena Buyanova is the founder of Exupery International School.

Elena Buyanova’s professionalism and personal contributions to the development of the Russian IT industry have been recognized through various diplomas, awards, and certificates.

"Like the great humanist and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, I believe that "only the children know what they are looking for.” The task of all adults is only to help them to find it. "The Little Prince" is one of the most beloved and significant books in my life. It reminds adults of what was important when they were little children, and also manages to teach us that important things happen here and now, not at some later time. Therefore the name for this school - Exupery - came naturally.

Exupery International School is a place where teachers are mentors that help children not only master the academic program, but, most importantly, find their mission. After all, the happiest people on Earth are those whose childhood hobbies have become part of their professional life. If a person is engaged in what he or she really likes, then they have both the motivation and desire to move forward and achieve true results".

School Community
Alone we can do so little together we can do so much
Helen Keller

We believe that the best way to create a universal vision is by embodying it in our teaching roster. Exupery International School’s staff members hail from countries all over the world:

Australia France Canada Venezuela USA UK Italy Slovakia Latvia Russia the Netherlands Spain

Many of our teachers have taught in a large number of countries before arriving at Exupery and carry with them a diverse range of experiences and ideas that they can share with our students. Our 76 staff members, many of whom speak more than three languages, reflects our vision for a multilingual international school. Within this group there is a world champion, a choreographer, entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists, linguists and professional artists. By bringing this range of experiences and knowledge to EIS, we can offer your children role models in widest possible professional areas. Our aim is to create a unique, multicultural environment in which the faculty and students alike can exchange their ideas, traditions, and views of the world we share.

EIS Team
Zane Linde English Language and Literature, ESL, Middle school homeroom teacher
Romans Smelovs Russian Language and Literature Teacher
Alina Malosika Speech and Language Pathologist, Neuropsychologist, Russian Language Teacher
Work with us
Our Teachers Video

These short video interviews will help you get to know our teachers better.

Egita Gabalina-Brishka
Primary school homeroom teacher
Rex Summa
EIS Math Teacher,
Middle school homeroom teacher
Nigel Vasey
Middle school homeroom teacher
Juris Kalninsh
Primary school homeroom teacher
Sergey Bratarchuk
Physics Teacher, ICT Teacher,
Middle school homeroom teacher
Daniel Gamboa
Primary school homeroom teacher
James Elliott
Primary school homeroom teacher
Campus tour

We love sharing our campus experience with prospective families and would be delighted to have you join us for a personalised visit!

Feel free to get in touch with us over the contact number + 371 266 22 777 or e-mail admissions@exupery.lv.

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