Director’s Welcome

Imagine a school where in response to the question “My child is happy and enjoys being a student at DAIS”, over 97% of parents who responded to the survey replied, “agree” to “strongly agree”. If this is the type of educational environment you are seeking for your children, then hello and welcome to Dostyk American International School (DAIS).

DAIS is truly a unique and special place for children to learn and grow. Serving Chevron expat families seconded to Tengizchevroil (TCO)in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, DAIS offers a high quality and robust learning experience to children beginning in our four-year old program to the end of grade 8. Our student-centered program, with its small class sizes and personalized attention, provides each child with the tools required to reach their academic potential and be happy, considerate members of our learning community.

Our students love coming to school each day and the feeling of family, community and caring is at the core of Dostyk American International School. The staff that comprises DAIS – from our instructional assistants, to our teachers to our administrator – all share a common bond. We care deeply about each of the children that we have the privilege of working with, and it is that bond that drives us to do everything that we can to ensure that each child obtains a love of learning that will contribute to his or her later successes.

Please contact us should you wish to learn more about our school. We would love to hear from you.


Seamus Marriott


Touching Hearts Strengthening Minds