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.
Please note that any application form and/or fees submitted do not carry over to the next school year.
To apply, please email the DEMS registrar (email@example.com) directly for more information.
Please read the following instructions for the application process at DEMS carefully and take note of the dates given before making an application.
Stage 1 : Submitting an Inquiry and/or Application
Step 1 - Create an account (one per family) to start the application process. The site will be used to submit an application, upload documents and check on the status of each application you submit, no more multiple emails. You will have 2 options - An Inquiry, simply expresses an interest to which you will receive feedback as to available space in the school. An Application, this begins the process to apply for an available seat at the school.
Step 2 - Upload required documentation :
Applicant’s passport copy
Applicant’s current year report card for 2016-2017 (latest report card copy) 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
Step 3 - The Non-Refundable Application fee (500SR) must be paid by wire transfer and proof of payment uploaded. Banking details will be supplied automatically after an application has been submitted.
Stage 2 : Assessments and Decision Making
An invitation for an assessment will be sent to completed applications received and reviewed during February. Assessments will be held between 8:30am-11:30pm. The dates below are for planning purposes only.
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. Assessments are NOT a guarantee of admission. NOT all applicants will be assessed – assessments will depend on the availability of seats.
All applications received, reviewed, and assessed during February and March will be notified of the admissions decision by April 30.
Deadline for submitting applications for the first round of assessments (dates given above) is February 28.
We will continue accepting applications through the year. Assessments and review will be based on seat availability only.
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 more detailed information about admissions at ISG for all stages, visit :
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