Director’s Welcome

Lory Thiessen

Welcome to Dostyk American International School, a small community school where teachers and parents partner to offer children a stimulating environment to learn.

The Dostyk American International School, located in Dostyk Village in the city of Atyrau, offers a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight program. DAIS is operated by International Schools Services (ISS) and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

DAIS provides a comprehensive education with core classes in Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math and specials in Art, Music, Physical Education and Spanish. We have a flexible Library schedule, and cutting edge technology. Both are integrated throughout our curricular program to broaden and enhance student learning.

Our after school activity program, sponsored by members of the Dostyk community, offers a rich variety of activities to enhance the physical, artistic, and social growth of our students.

Our website is designed to give you a window into our life here at DAIS as we learn and play together. If you have questions, please contact me at

Lory Thiessen, Director/Principal

Dostyk American International School  

Touching Hearts Strengthening Minds