The Arystan Specialized Lyceum is a non-government secondary general educational institution of a boarding school type with advanced study of physics, mathematics, computer science, English and Kazakh. The Lyceum has commenced its operation since January 2011.
It is a project with a social focus: lyceum students are educated and supported on a free basis, and children from needy families and families with many children have a priority right in admission to the Lyceum. Students from all regions of Kazakhstan study at the Lyceum from grades 9 to 11, being enrolled on a competitive basis.
The educational process in the Lyceum is aimed at ensuring high level of education, fostering such qualities of personality as courage, endurance, persistence, strong character, high culture, a developed feeling of patriotism and civic duty.
A modern educational complex was created in the picturesque foothills of Zailiyskiy Alatau in the suburbs of Almaty to educate and accommodate lyceum students. The Lyceum is equipped with modern classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, information-library and cultural-recreational centers. For physical development of lyceum students there is a multifunctional gym, a swimming pool, gyms to go in for boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, etc. The summer sports ground includes a football field with an artificial turf, tennis court, volleyball and basketball grounds, a gymnastic town, military obstacle course.
The army mode of life, specialized educational programme and a modern base for basic military training available here, that allows mastering the fundamentals of military science in a deeper way, contribute to the formation of leadership skills, high discipline and self-confidence. Competent instructors – mentors from among reserve officers who have a great life and military experience – help them in achieving the set goals. An important aspect of the basic military training programme is its practical orientation: lyceum students have an opportunity for studying at the educational center of the Military Institute of Army Forces of Kazakhstan, acquiring practical skills of military craftsmanship in field conditions.
On April 27, 2013 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the Arystan Lyceum. The Head of the State participated in a ceremonial event on the occasion of administration of oath by the lyceum students, and highly appreciated the work of Arystan Lyceum.