As an international school, we are committed to processes that help us to improve and develop in accordance with both national and international standards.

Exupery International School is a fully authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) school currently offering the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for preschool and primary students and also International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) in senior school, while the middle school focuses on preparing for the UK IGCSEs which take place in the 10th grade.

The School is also a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Boarding School's Association (BSA), which sets high standards for the organisation of the learning process and accommodation of Exupery boarding school students.

In addition to international authorisations, EIS has obtained accreditation from the Latvian Ministry of Education. This means that our students are assured an education that is, first and foremost, formally recognized by both national and international institutions.

In 2021 State Education Quality Service of Latvia awarded the international status to Exupery International School. The new status gives students of the school the opportunity to study following international educational programs in English and receive international diplomas, which are recognized in Latvia and in other countries around the world.

PRimary school

EIS Primary school is a place where children can enjoy their childhood through play-based learning activities as well as engage in high-quality curriculum. Inquiry and concept based approaches allow our students to achieve high results and enjoy the teaching and learning process. EIS students grow in this internationally-minded environment, knowing they are valued.
Kristine Atrens
EIS Primary principal & PYP Coordinator
The curriculum framework in Grades 1-5 is the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). It aims to develop young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong learning journey. The program is famous for its inquirybased and transdisciplinary approach. It challenges students to think for themselves and take
responsibility for their learning, as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts. Students acquire core subjects of English, Maths, and Science, Social Studies during their homeroom classes. Various special classes like the mother tongue, a second language, physical education, the arts, and technology are taught by specialist teachers in separate classes. All of the subjects are linked using large interdisciplinary units which are part of the school-wide Program of Inquiry – the hallmark of the PYP program.

To honor our host country and to fulfill the requirements of the international school accreditation in Latvia, all students at EIS learn about the language and culture of Latvia through the subject called
“Latvian Studies”. The course was developed by Exupery International School in accordance with state regulations and includes the study of Latvian culture, language, history, and geography. For more details about the PYP program visit the IB PYP Program Website. The full Program of Inquiry can be found here and the curriculum guides for the core subject areas are here.
To learn more about Exupery Primary School, watch the video
IB PYP is an educational programme for students aged from 3 to 12 years old. Subject areas such as Mathematics, English, Science, Art, IT, Languages and Social Studies are woven into the programme in an authentic transdisciplinary manner, with clearly defined standards for each. The result is an engaging, authentic learning experience, which caters for learners from all backgrounds.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit
Primary School
middle school
Middle years program (Grade 6 - 9)
In Middle school we are using the Cambridge IGCSE curricular framework. IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14–16-year-olds, taken in more than 160 countries.
To complete the Middle School stage in Year 9 our students take the five IGCSE exams in the core subjects of Global perspectives, Information and Communication Technology, Combined science, English as a Second Language or English Literature, and Math. Upon passing these, our students are awarded the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and are also formally recognized as having completed the stage of Basic Education in Latvia. Thus, our students are students receive an education that is formally recognized by both national and international institutions.

To honor our host country and to fulfill the requirements of the international school accreditation in Latvia, all students at EIS learn about the language and culture of Latvia through the subject called “Latvian Studies”. The course was developed by Exupery International School in accordance with state regulations and includes the study of Latvian culture, language, history, and geography.

For more details contact your teacher and visit the IGCSE Website. The syllabi for the core subjects in Middle School can be found here: Middle School Syllabi.
It encourages learner-centered and enquiry-based approaches to learning while standing out as an academically rigorous, well-structured and very well-resourced program. With clearly-defined learning outcomes and content, it is designed to be compatible with other curricula, to be internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.
To learn more about Exupery Middle and High School, watch the video
Grade 10 at EIS is designed to prepare our students for the rigors and choices of the IB DP program in the 2 final years of high school. Hence, the selection of subjects match the IB DP offerings of the following years, and students are offered a special additional subject, called IB Core, which introduces them to the specifics of the IB Program and its core components. At the same time students continue to study using the IGCSE curriculum and can take optional IGCSE exams to further their qualifications in the following subjects: Coordinated Science, Math, English as a Second Language or English Literature.

High school

Year 10
(GRADES 10 - 12)
IB Diploma Program (grades 11 - 12)
In Grades 11-12 the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) serves as a curriculum framework. IB DP has become the preeminent university preparatory program globally. It is famous for its academically rigorous exams and its focus on student action, individual research, and skill development.

Candidates for the IB diploma choose subjects from six areas: Language A, Language B, Social studies, Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts. The first 5 areas are mandatory core subject areas, and the sixth subject choice can be either from the Arts area or an additional core subject. Here is the list of IB DP subjects offered at EIS:
The other mandatory components of the IB DP program include the subject Theory of Knowledge (TOK), an Extended Essay, and CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service) program.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is the capstone of the IB program. As one of the core requirements of the IB Diploma, TOK is an interdisciplinary class designed to help students question and understand how they know what they know. Students ask questions like “What makes a method scientific?” or “Is historical knowledge scientific?” or “How is reason different than faith?” The course is designed to encourage each student to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining different ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language, and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, artistic, mathematical, and historical).
Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS)
One of the core requirements of the Diploma is CAS. Creativity, activity, service requires students to actively learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom. Over their two years in the programme, diploma candidates must set goals and record their progress towards a set of “Learning Outcomes.” All DP candidates also complete a CAS project, for which they plan, complete, and reflect on an event that incorporates two or more of the CAS strands of creativity, action, and service.
The Extended Essay (EE)
The Extended Essay is a core requirement of the IB Diploma. Working with an advisor, Diploma Candidates, complete an independent research project in an area of personal interest, which culminates in a 4,000 word (11-14 page) essay. Students plan the paper in their junior year, write a draft over the summer, and revise it in the fall of their senior year. The extended essay is an opportunity for student to engage in independent research through an in-depth investigation of a question relating to one of the subjects they are studying. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery, and creativity.
Latvian Studies
Finally, to honor our host country and to fulfill the requirements of the international school accreditation in Latvia, all students at EIS learn about the language and culture of Latvia through the subject called “Latvian Studies”. The course was developed by Exupery International School in accordance with state regulations and includes the study of Latvian culture, language, history, and geography.
Since May last year, if High School students take the IB DP Examinations in the six selected subjects of study, the exams are graded on a scale of 1-7 with a maximum combined score in six exams being 42 points. A maximum of three additional points is awarded for the components of the Core Program – Extended Essay, CAS, and TOK - making the total possible score of the IB Candidate 45 points. The minimum score to be eligible to receive the IB Diploma is 24 of these combined points. An IB Diploma candidate who fails to satisfy the requirements for the award of an IB Diploma can obtain IB DP individual course certificates based on the scores achieved in every exam. For more details contact our IB DP Program Coordinator, visit IB DP Program website. The subject guides for the IB DP subjects offered at EIS can be found here.
While IB DP Diploma is awarded by the IB organization based on external assessment of student work, the EIS Diploma is awarded by EIS based on internally assessed work and a minimum total number of credit points earned during the three years of the EIS High School. Full eligibility requirements for the EIS diploma are defined in the EIS Family Handbook.
Our Boarding House
In 2021 we opened a new and purpose-built facility offering over 5000 m² of additional space, including specialist laboratories, multifunctional classrooms, study labs, and common areas for teamwork. Our boarding house spaces were designed to meet all the needs of life away from home. Our boarding facilities are comprised of ensuite rooms for 2 or 3 students, with a total capacity of 90 students aged between 14 to 18. The boarding house has a range of boarding options available including full-time, weekly, or daily boarding.
Feel free to get in touch with us over the contact number + 371 266 22 777 or e-mail
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