METHODOLOGY

The main question that many of you should keep asking is, “What makes Exupéry International School so special?” If you asked me to give the answer in five words or less, I would offer the following points: unique curricula and educational programmes, comprehensive cultural education, and excellent teachers.

 

What makes the Exupéry curriculum unique? We aim to find a balance between IB principles (which is an international system) and the Latvian national curriculum, which is a state-mandated programme. Our students acquire four languages in a natural environment.

 

Most of the subjects we teach have strong parallels to, or are modelled after, the national curriculum (the fields being languages, science and technology, human and society, and art). In this manner, we retain the value and core content of academic education. Most subjects are taught in English through interactivity. Several crucial subjects are taught in Latvian and Russian. All students learn French as one of the compulsory subjects. We strive to develop students’ talents, and offer a variety of Exupéry extra courses to achieve this. The added value of the Exupéry educational program is SAM (Sports, Arts, and Music).

 

We believe that these aspects aid in cultivating a comprehensive personality that acquires knowledge through research, observation, inspiration, and beauty. We offer our students the chance to take part in diverse sport lessons, such as fencing, table tennis, and chess. Art lessons at Exupéry are organized by professional artists, and even a sculptor. We draw special attention to music in our school — learning to play musical instruments, singing, choir ensemble, music theory, and international exams.
The subject programme is based on IB principles.

 

IB learners strive to be:

  • Inquires
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective

We want our students to be inquisitive, open to developing natural curiosity. Knowledgeable, exploring concepts and ideas, acquiring in-depth knowledge, and developing understanding across a broad range of disciplines. Thinkers, thinking critically and creatively. Principled, acting with a fair sense of justice, fairness, and respect. Open-minded, understanding and appreciating their own cultures, being open to values and traditions of other individuals. Caring, showing empathy, and compassion. Risk-taking, approaching unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage, independent spirits, and new roles with ideas and strategies. Balanced, understanding the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance in achieving personal well-being for themselves and others. Reflective, able to assess and understand their own learning experience, strengths, and challenges.

 

We use a variety of teaching books and interactive materials, including local and international publishers. Our teachers are also preparing authorized materials, which will help to develop students’ individual skills.

 

Record books provide inner motivation. Students set their own goals, and their activities are integrated in the record book.

 

‘Morning brings a mystery, evening makes it history’. Let us share the incredible journey into the history of Exupéry International School.

Each child is unique. Therefore, teaching is organized proceeding from the child’s requirements, interests, capabilities and personality.

 

We proceed from an understanding of the importance of a comprehensive school education and the development of the required skills. These not only include the ability to conduct studies, communicate effectively and function successfully in various social contexts, but also mindfulness of one’s health, as well as critical and creative thinking. At the same time, children acquire such positive characteristics as patience, respect and responsibility.

 

The   primary and secondary school curricula fully conform to the requirements of the Latvian Ministry of Education and include the very best practices offered by various European and global educational systems.

Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. (Confucius)

 

Teaching takes place on the basis of questions. What is it? How does it work? What is it like? In what way is it related to other things? What are points of view? How do we know this? Such activities not only help children to acquire knowledge, but also the skill to put it to use when this is practically necessary.

The method is based on the belief that it is pointless learning English history without simultaneously studying the works of Shakespeare and Milton, or to study Norwegian history, without examining the works of Ibsen and Grieg, because England’s true history is Shakespeare just as the authentic history of Italy is the age of the Enlightenment.

 

Children are provided with complex teaching, where geography is place, history is time, while art and thought are fulfilment.

 

The school employs carefully selected teachers with a certain depth of thought and perception, which is necessary to teach classes in accordance with this method.

INDIVIDUALIZATION

An individual approach to teaching each pupil

EDUCATION METHODS

The best education practices in the world

ENVIRONMENT

A safe, stimulating and multi-cultural surrounding environment

TEACHER SKILLS

Teachers teach subjects in their native language

HI-TECH

The latest technology, infrastructure and equipment

INTER-DISCIPLINARY TEACHING

Children are provided with complex teaching

RESPONSIBILITY

In an open, friendly and supportive environment, children learn to trust, find their vocation and become interested and responsible members of the international community

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