The opening of Exupéry International School in Pinki was carried out with festivities. It is the biggest investment project in Latvia’s history since the restoration of independence – a private school that cost EUR 11 million. It offers education in four languages using modern technologies and innovative education methods.
Children studying in this school will have twelve study rooms, four language study rooms, two computer rooms, sports and festive hall, as well as an arts and music room. Young artists and sculptors will be offered art classes. Chemists, physicists and biologists will be able to work in a special laboratory outfitted with modern equipment. The school also offers after-school activities: music classes, judo classes, dancing classes, theatre classes, gymnastics classes, chess classes, painting classes and others, says the founded of Exupéry International School Jelena Bujanova.
Veronika Skripaceva, the school’s director, says: ‘Every child is an individual with interests, skills and talents. Teachers have to know how to encourage and nurture those talents. This is why we have attracted highly professional teachers. We have teachers from different countries – UK, France, USA, Russia, Venezuela, etc. They will not only educate children, but also tell them about different cultures.’
This new school offers pre-school education and primary school education. Next year, it is planned to start offering middle school education. Classes consist of a small number of students to make sure teachers are able to tend to the needs of each individual student. Chef Lauris Aleksevevs will make sure children eat healthily by offering them a varied menu.
It is worth mentioning, however, that one year of education in this school will cost parents EUR 15.9 thousand.