Why Choose DEMS?

Thank you for your interest in Dhahran Elementary Middle School (DEMS), a fully accredited, not-for-profit school offering an American curriculum to culturally diverse students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. DEMS staff and students represent more than 40 nationalities. The school was founded in 1962 as a school for U.S. Consulate employees, and is now one of the three schools located adjacent to the American Consulate. DEMS is one of six schools in the Eastern Province, part of International Schools Group (ISG).

With an uncompromising commitment to educational excellence and a strong partnership with parents, our dedicated staff ensure optimal student learning in a safe, positive and nurturing environment.

Our qualified and experienced multinational staff ensure that our students receive the very best in academic instruction. In addition to core classes, all elementary students participate in Music, Physical Education, Arabic and Art classes. Middle School students may select Art, Concert Band, Choir and other electives developed based on the expertise and experience of our middle school faculty. Outside of the regular classroom, we are pleased to offer excellent after school activities. 

We are fortunate to share facilities with DHS and DBGS, meaning that we have access to excellent facilities that enhance our program. For example, our library is one of the best in the Middle East. Added to that is the vibrancy and stimulation of being part of a thriving educational community, making our students confident and outgoing.

At DEMS, creativity is nurtured, academic achievement is supported and physical activity is valued.

Please note that DEMS will be moving to a new, purpose-built campus for August 2021. For more information, click here.