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Exupery International School, Exupery International School

Address: Jaunā iela 8, Piņķi, Babītes pagasts, LV-2107, Latvia

Description Exupery International School, Exupery International School

  • Established: 2016
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Students age: 2.5+
  • Language of instruction: English , French
  • Form of study: daytime, boarding house
  • Type of training : mixed .

Exupery International School is an international boarding school in Riga for children from all over the world. Established in 2016, the school quickly established itself as a first-class educational institution. Education in it is thought out in detail, starting with the conditions (optimal lighting, noise control, design, the latest technology) and ending with a variety of extracurricular programs (STEAM, creative circles, environmental protection projects, travel and volunteer programs). The educational institution is accredited by the International Baccalaureate World School and offers IB training programs for children 2.5-19 years old.

School facts in numbers:

  • 4 foreign languages
  • 232 students
  • 70 teachers and assistants
  • 20 people maximum per class
  • 4 meals a day
  • 14 nationalities.

Pupils of the Exupery school can choose the form of education - daytime or boarding. Children are admitted to the boarding school from the age of 14. The learning process is built according to the International Baccalaureate program and guarantees students a high level of knowledge, which will allow them to easily enter the best universities in the world.

The founder of the school, Elena Buyanova, says that the name of the school came about by itself, because the people participating in the opening of the school, and Elena herself, sincerely believe in the philosophy of the outstanding writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery. “Only children know what they are looking for,” wrote Exupery, “and the task of adults is to help and participate in this search,” Elena continued.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Exupery International School, Exupery International School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
3-10
from 11 900 € / year

Preschool

  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Age : 2.5-5 years old
  • Cost : 11,900 euros per year.

Kindergarten students acquire an important foundation for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth. Children acquire the desire to acquire knowledge throughout their lives through the non-standard and motivating International Baccalaureate training program . Play, discovery, exploration, and relationships with teachers and peers are key objectives of the program. In addition, the priority of the school is the full care and education of children. Teaching takes place in English and French: most of the lessons are held in English, and the children learn French in elective classes and in extracurricular time.

List of subjects (compulsory and elective):

  • Arithmetic
  • Reading
  • Letter
  • Dancing
  • Drawing
  • Gymnastics
  • Music.

Primary

  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Age : 5-10
  • Cost : 14,290 euros per year.

The Primary School program offers every child a valuable and motivating experience that is relevant to the demands of the 21st century. Particular emphasis is placed on developing independence, understanding oneself and the desire to learn everywhere and always. The natural craving for knowledge is at the heart of learning, because it is motivated learning that students will need in the next stages of education. The International Baccalaureate (IB) course is at the heart of the curriculum.

Annual
11-16
from 15 429 € / year

Middle and secondary school

  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Duration: 6 years
  • Age : 11-16.

The school offers an ambitious middle school program, where each student will need to show their knowledge, through independent and conscious learning to acquire new skills. At this stage of learning, the school seeks to provide students with social skills - leadership, teamwork, responsibility, creativity and self-confidence. Teens learn to be interested in new things, think critically, and ask questions of themselves and others. There are many academic subjects in the school curriculum, but all of them are harmoniously combined with extracurricular creative circles and sports sections.

Items and Activities:

  • English language and literature (main language of instruction)
  • Russian / Latvian / French (optional second language)
  • Maths
  • Arts, crafts and design
  • Cinema, theater, acting
  • IT strategies
  • Science, biology
  • Physics chemistry
  • Latvian and world history, geography
  • Global Perspectives
  • Physical education
  • Psychology, business, accounting, philosophy.
Annual
16-18
from 15 429 € / year

Middle and secondary school

  • Language of instruction: English, French
  • Duration: 6 years
  • Age : 16-18.

The school offers an ambitious middle school program, where each student will need to show their knowledge, through independent and conscious learning to acquire new skills. At this stage of learning, the school seeks to provide students with social skills - leadership, teamwork, responsibility, creativity and self-confidence. Teens learn to be interested in new things, think critically, and ask questions of themselves and others. There are many academic subjects in the school curriculum, but all of them are harmoniously combined with extracurricular creative circles and sports sections.

Items and Activities:

  • English language and literature (main language of instruction)
  • Russian / Latvian / French (optional second language)
  • Maths
  • Arts, crafts and design
  • Cinema, theater, acting
  • IT strategies
  • Science, biology
  • Physics chemistry
  • Latvian and world history, geography
  • Global Perspectives
  • Physical education
  • Psychology, business, accounting, philosophy.

Accommodation, housing and food

Boarding students can enjoy all the benefits of living on a state-of-the-art campus! Among the advantages of living are: comfortable accommodation, a warm family atmosphere, a harmonious combination of study with entertainment at school and high-quality support. Borders gain access to all extracurricular activities, hobby groups, entertainment and travel.

  • Boarding meals in a cozy dining room
  • Rooms for 2-3 people
  • Rooms with bathrooms
  • Recreation areas
  • Kitchens.

Events Exupery International School, Exupery International School

Exupery International School strives to combine productive learning with fun and rewarding leisure time. In additional classes, children gain valuable practical experience, can try themselves in new fields, decide on a future profession or acquire a hobby for life. The main directions of extracurricular activities:

  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) - a set of subjects focused on the interests of future designers, architects, 3 D- developers and many others. This combination of objects allows you to harmoniously combine logic with aesthetics.
  • Digital literacy - the course will teach children to navigate the world of business, content production, programming
  • Health and Sports - numerous sections to maintain a healthy mind in a healthy body
  • Arts and Humanities - Developing creativity and exploring priority areas
  • Communication Mastery - helps children become leaders, lead, inspire and interact productively with each other.

Popular student circles, sections, clubs and communities:

  • Chess
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Acting skills
  • School of Music
  • Digital media
  • Exupery -TV
  • Robotics
  • Fundamentals of programming and "Minecraft"
  • Photography club
  • Python Programming
  • Hip-hop
  • School magazine
  • Plastic Recycling Project
  • Animal protection club
  • Archaeological club
  • Tree planting.

Pupils of the international school go on trips at will. In recent years, children have visited York, Munich, Australia, took part in the Riga Ball and participated in charitable programs.

Equipment Exupery International School, Exupery International School

When designing the building, environmental friendliness and healthy ergonomics were the priorities. All classrooms have optimal lighting thanks to a combination of artificial and natural light, protection against overheating has been created, the ventilation system provides air renewal 8 times per hour, acoustic panels help control the noise level.

Modern technologies are integrated into the daily life of the school thanks to excellent equipment:

  • Virtual reality zone
  • 3 D printers
  • Library (it contains 10 thousand books in four languages - English, French, Russian and Latvian)
  • Synthesizers
  • Apple TV
  • 3D monitors
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Tablets
  • iMac and PC classes.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Entry fee - 1500 euros
  • Registration fee - 1500 euros
  • Meals: breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack - 9 euros per day
  • High school entrance fee - 2500 euros
  • Transfer
  • School bus
  • International travel
  • Teaching children with special medical and educational needs
  • Exam fees.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Kindergarten documents:

  • Medical certificates (form 026 / U)
  • Vaccination certificate or official waiver of vaccination
  • A certificate from the pediatrician about the health of the child.

Documents for the school:

  • Medical certificates (form 026 / U)
  • Vaccination certificate or official waiver of vaccination
  • Permission from a pediatrician to attend sports lessons
  • Personal file of students (for P2 - M5 grades).

Entrance tests:

  • Kindergarten: a trial day is held for children to help determine the child's emotional and social level of readiness and its suitability for the age group.
  • Primary school: diagnostic test and interview with school representatives. The goal is to determine the level of maturity of the child
  • Secondary School: Online English entrance test (30-45 min), interview with admissions officials
  • High school: application form, online English entrance test, writing an essay, interview with representatives of the admissions committee.

English language proficiency requirement:

  • Class 1 = A1
  • Class 2 = A1
  • Class 3 = A1
  • Class 4 = A2
  • Class 5 = A2
  • Class 6 = A2
  • Class 7 = B1
  • Class 8 = B1
  • Class 9 = B2
  • Class 10 = B2.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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