about us
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".

Our Vision
UNITED community

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.

UNIQUE members

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.

UNIVERSAL citizens

Our staff roster includes nearly a dozen countries, and our curriculum represents an ideal blend of local and international programs.

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.

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:

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.

Our Teachers
Mark Wragg IB PYP Coordinator, Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher
Alice Ford Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher
Elmira Jesajana Assistant
Egita Gabalina-Briska Grade 1 Homeroom Teacher
Jekaterina Koljasa Teacher's Assistant
Daniel Orlando Gamboa Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher
James Elliot Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher
Juris Kalnins Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher
Nigel Vasey Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher
Veronika Sorokoviha Teacher's Assistant
Anna Kacane Latvian Literature and Language Teacher
Skaidrite Rudzinska Latvian Literature and Language Teacher, Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher
Julia Kuznecova Russian Literature and Language Teacher
Jekaterina Pavlova Russian Literature and Language Teacher
Alina Malosika Russian Literature and Language Teacher, Speech Therapist
Jelena Jesajana French Teacher
Evita Kalnina Head of Languages
Linda Kande Art&Craft Teacher, Grade 6 Homeroom Teacher
Zane Balode Art Teacher
Edgars Berzins History and Social Studies Teacher
Cristina Bajo Santos MS Biology, Chemistry Teacher
Samuel Rex Summa MS Math Teacher, Grade 7 Homeroom Teacher
Sergejs Bratarcuks MS Physics, IT Teacher, Head of Science, grade 9 Homeroom Teacher
Kristaps Dzilna MS Math and Science Teacher
Stanislavs Judkins Sports Teacher, Head of After School Activities program
Anasatasija Metlova Psychologist
Nelli Aleksanyan Librarian
Viktors Haritonovs Dance Teacher
Hayde Summa Learning Support Specialist
Julia Semjonova Music Teacher
Roy White Head of EIS
Dmitrijs Vinogradovs Director
Julie O'Donohue Principal
Work with us
Our Teachers Video

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

Egita Gabalina-Brishka
Grade 1 Homeroom Teacher
Rex Summa
EIS Math Teacher, Grade 6 Homeroom Teacher
Nigel Vasey
Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher
Juris Kalninsh
Grade 3 Homeroom Teacher
Sergey Bratarchuk
Physics Teacher, ICT Teacher, Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher
Daniel Gamboa
Grade 2 Homeroom Teacher
James Elliott
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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