Saliena is home to three new and prestigious international schools, with several Latvian schools and kindergartens within walking distance.
Established in 1994, and located in Saliena since 2011, the ISL (International School of Latvia), offers lessons in English, following the ‘International Baccalaureate’ (IB) programme, for children aged 3-19 years. Its international team of teachers are originally from countries such as Canada, USA, Austria, and UK.
The ‘International School Exupéry’, opened in 2016, offers students aged 7-16 the Latvian national curriculum, as set by the Latvian Ministry of Education, combined with the very best practices offered by various European and global educational systems. It also has a preschool for children age 11 months-7 years. The preschool is based on the École Maternelle system – one of the best in the world - developed and widely used in France.
In September 2017, King’s College, ‘The British School of Latvia’ will open, becoming the first British Curriculum School in the country. Founded by the international educational institution King’s Group, the school caters for children aged 3-18 years.
Students follow the British National Curriculum, leading to IGCSE, AS and A-Level examinations, and teachers are native British.
For a local Latvian education, there is municipal kindergarten ‘Saimīte’, private kindergarten ‘Vinnijs’, and the municipal secondary school. A new purpose-built music school and sports centre are also located nearby.
With such a great variety of education options available, Saliena received an award from FIABCI European Congress, ‘International Education Development’, in 2015.