Exupery International School is located in Pinki which is conveniently situated between the capital city, Riga, and the beach resort city of Jurmala. It is a quick 15 minute drive from both. It is also just 10 minutes from the Riga International Airport.
The town of Pinki is a safe, clean, and welcoming place to live. There are many schools nestled among its manicured parks, forests, playgrounds, and sporting areas, including the premium golf course created by a top global design firm.
It is natural to have many questions about our school. No doubt you are interested in the kind of education we provide, and you wish to know whether your choice, to send your child so far from their home and family, is value for money. We hope to address your questions below.
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.
As a school, we believe that our supportive and caring atmosphere will help to nurture young students and allow them to become independent problem solvers. Being away from home can feel daunting, but the open and approachable staff will help to put your child at ease, as well as give them a feeling of security. This is vitally important as they learn how to take responsibility for themselves. Our family-style atmosphere allows boarders to settle in quickly, and feel like they are part of a friendly family community.
Our ensuite rooms, lounge areas and kitchens will provide students with a true home away from home experience.
Your child’s welfare is of utmost importance and for this reason we have a carefully managed pastoral care program. With the support of adults, your child will feel empowered to face challenges with growing confidence.
As a boarder, at EIS, every student will enjoy the benefits of our state-of-the-art facilities. These are thoughtfully designed to help promote learning, as well as feel warm and inviting. It provides a perfect balance for academic and social pursuits. We pride ourselves on our high academic standards, but understand that these are best achieved in a friendly, fun, and comfortable environment. Boarding students will also have access to a comprehensive program of after-school and weekend activities, trips, and enrichment opportunities.
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Students in Grades 11 and 12 can choose a prestigious study path that best suits their future plans. We are authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Our professional staff, cater for the well-being of each individual student through a carefully planned pastoral care program. There are staff on hand 24 hours a day, during the week and also weekends to ensure the borders have the support and care they need. The EIS teachers and Bording house staff are experts in their field. They are passionate about their subjects and are committed to inspiring each student in their care to excel and grow as internationally minded individuals. Our aim is to nurture and develop the talents and skills of our students so they can flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically.
Boarders are housed in our main campus in the central Boarding House attached to the secondary school building. Boarders have access to a range of facilities including a large library, student lounge, laundry facilities, and gymnasium. Wi-Fi is available throughout the Boarding House.
Our boarding facilities are spread over three floors and comprise of ensuite rooms for 2 or 3 students. Every room is equipped with comfortable beds, an individual study area, a personal wardrobe for clothes and other belongings, as well as, an ensuite bathroom area with a shower.
EIS boarding school attracts students from around the world as well as locally. This provides students with a wonderful opportunity to interact with students of different nationalities. At EIS we celebrate each student’s cultural heritage. We appreciate the importance of friendship and know that the diverse experiences we provide will foster strong relationships. During your child’s stay, they will have many opportunities to build strong friendships that will continue beyond the walls of the classroom. They will form close bonds and build a network of international connections across the globe. In this way, community life goes beyond just academic success.
Technology and work spaces
Our Senior School building joined the existing EIS campus in 2021. It contains cutting-edge technical equipment, laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, modern Computer and Robotics classes, and a DT lab. Modern technologies are integrated into the daily life of Exupery International School: The school is equipped with 3D printers, a VR- zone, 3D-monitors, iMac and, Windows- classrooms, Interactive smartboards; everything you could need to create digital products.
Healthy food is part of any well-balanced day. Here at EIS we are fortunate to have a dedicated kitchen staff managed by the local award-winning restaurant “36. Line.” They provide breakfast, lunch and two snacks, daily. Lunch offers a selection of soups, main courses, and salads, prepared onsite. During evening mealtimes, the entire boarding family – students and mentors - come together; family style. This is an opportunity for students to engage with their fellow boarders, catch up with each other, discuss the events of the day, support each other, share stories, and enjoy each other's company.
Afterschool activities and sports
After-School Activities (ASA) at EIS are designed to integrate productivity with joyful exploration and memorable, hands-on experiences. The school offers a choice of almost 40 different After School Activities (ASA) in such areas as: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), Digital Literacy, Sport and, Fine Arts. There are also several ASA clubs dedicated to the development of softs skills, such as Debate Club. Students can also learn new languages or have extra classes in subject areas of interested, for example Chemistry or Mathematics.
EIS boarding students are also welcome to use the school gym for sports and other physical activities in the evenings and on the weekends.