welcome to demsnew student requirements


Thank you for your interest in Dhahran Elementary Middle School (DEMS), a fully accredited American curriculum school. 


As of January 2017 DEMS is full in Pre-School to Grade 7 for the 2016-17 school year. New applications will be accepted, but may not be processed for admission. These applications will be placed on a holding list, and will be processed at a later date only if unexpected attrition occurs on the official Wait List.


To apply - click this link to fill in our online application form and send in the required documentation by return email. Admissions will only be accepted electronically, walk-in applications will not be possible.  

Required documentation :

  • Applicant’s passport copy

  • Applicant’s current year report card for 2016-2017 and the last two year’s (2014-15, 2015-16) report cards (not applicable for 4 year olds)

  • Iqama/ Residency visa/ Saudi national ID

  • Any standardized testing if available

  • Ministry of Education approval (for Saudi nationals of all ages)

  • IEP if applicable

  • Relevant medical and/or psychological reports

  • Proof of payment for the Non-Refundable Application fee (500SR)

Every applicant for DEMS must be assessed before they are admitted to the school. This assessment is to determine the most successful placement of the applicant.  Assessments are by appointment only.  
NOT all applicants will be assessed – assessments will depend on the availability of seats. All applicants prior to April 28 will be added to the admissions list and will be contacted for assessments as seats become available. Applicants after this date will be placed on a holding list and invited to assessments should seats become available.


There will be a non-refundable application fee of 500SR to be paid by wire transfer. When submitting documents, please request this information from the registrar.

Please note :

Saudi law requires that all new students (except American and British citizens) apply for a Ministry of Education approval.  If the applicant is in grade 2 or above, the applicant's current report card must be attested by the Saudi Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country from which the report card is being issued.  This may be hand carried with you as it will only be needed upon arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi law also requires Saudi nationals (no matter what age) to apply for Ministry of Education approval directly through the MOE. Approval documents must be submitted before an assessment is scheduled.


For information on the different stages of admission at ISG please visit the following :

Admissiona at ISG - Stage 1

Admissions at ISG - Stage 2

Admissions at ISG - Stage 3

To view ISG Board Admission Policies, click here.