Dostyk American International School

Situated on the border of Europe and Asia, Atyrau is located in one of the most rapidly developing regions in central Asia. The modern school building is well supplied and equipped in support of an excellent educational program. There is a vibrant, small school professional environment and a very positive parent community supporting the school. Teachers live in comfortable expat housing in the village if they have children or in apartments across from the village if they are single or married without children.

For more information, please contact Lory Thiessen, Director or Rob Ambrogi, ISS Vice President.


Dostyk American International School

Location Category:





Dostyk Village
37 Vladimirskaya Street
Atyrau 060011


78 Students PreK-8


International, United States


10 faculty members, including 7 U.S. citizens, and 3 host-country nationals


R&R: 2 flights out of KZ plus annual home leave. NESA or EARCOS Conference: Fully paid.
Private taxi’s are provided 24 hours per day.

School Year:

August – June

Year Founded:


Average Class Size:

Elementary: 12, Secondary: 12


Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Cross-Country, Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Intramural Sports


Girl Scouts, Student Council

Campus Information:

City (or closest city): Atyrau, Location Type: Urban, Campus Size (hectares): 2, No of Buildings: 3, No of Campuses: 1, No of Classrooms: 9, No of volumes in Library: 8, 000, No of computer labs: 1, No of instructional computers: 90

Physical Facilities:

Art Room(s): 1, Auditorium(s): 1, Gymnasium(s): 1, Playing field(s): 1, Science lab(s): 1, Swimming pool(s): 2, Tennis court(s): 2, Air Conditioning: Yes