I feel truly honored to lead an innovative school and have the
opportunity of ensuring that every child at Exupery receives best
possible secondary education in the welcoming and supportive
At EIS there are high academic and character-based expectations of
every child. We encourage all our students to see daily situations
as opportunities for improving themselves and the world around
True learning starts with inspiration, and should involve
students, parents, teachers, school leadership, and the broader
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".
We aim to foster a culture of shared activities, customs, and ethics
in all areas, including regular school assemblies and ongoing
advisory programs for our students.
Our staff members work together, plan together, and teach together
whenever possible. We also believe that parents, which are an
integral part of any student’s upbringing, should be consistently
involved and supported through courses, workshops, and
Parent-Teacher Council meetings.
Individuality is the heart of growth. Students are offered ample
choices for afternoon classes, language specialization,
inquiry-based learning topics, and interdisciplinary projects.
Learning support is also provided on a case-by-case basis to
actualize every student’s full potential.
Our staff roster includes nearly a dozen countries, and our
curriculum represents an ideal blend of local and international
We provide support for fluency in a local mother tongue, English,
and two additional foreign languages to allow our students to
understand, and engage with, a world of increasingly connected
cultures and peoples.
In accordance with this goal, we routinely emphasize the
International Baccalaureate’s global learner traits and values.
Alone we can do so little together we can do so much
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:
Many of our teachers have taught in numerous countries before arriving at EIS
(Exupery International School), and with them, they carry the experiences and
knowledge of a dozen cultures. Our staff aims 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. Our 65 staff members represent a nearly
equal balance of men and women, and all foreign languages are taught by native speakers of that language.