Dhahran Elementary/Middle School (DEMS) was founded in 1962 as a nonprofit, co-educational day school for children of the American Consulate staff. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, DEMS is one of three schools located adjacent to the American Consulate

DEMS provides a nurturing learning environment where students can gain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills which will enable them to become successful and responsible participants in the global community. This is accomplished in cooperation with the culturally diverse school community, comprised of students, staff, parents, and business representatives. 

The school provides a high quality American program with U.S. certified teachers and American textbooks supporting an American curriculum. Elementary students are in self-contained classrooms, where teachers work to facilitate a developmentally appropriate environment which will best meet the needs of each student. By utilizing the range of educational "Best Practices," staff are challenged to provide the highest quality integrated instruction program for students. 

Art, general music, instrumental music, Arab culture, physical education are taught by specialist teachers. The integration of both literature and technology throughout the curriculum is a key goal. English as an Additional Language classes are provided for students who need assistance in learning the English language. 

An extensive activities program offers additional opportunities in sports, academic programs, arts and crafts. Staff and parents are encouraged to sponsor activities and to share their interests and talents with students through these experiences. 

Dhahran Elementary/Middle School - American Division

 Geographic Area:  Arabian Gulf near Al-Khobar
 Principal:  Mrs. Jana Barnhouse
 Number of classroom teachers:  39
 Enrollment:  530 (updated 16 Jun 2015)
 Levels of education:  Elementary School - Pre-School - Grade 5
 Middle school - Grades 6 - 8
 2015/2016 Calendar:

 16 Aug - First Day of School for Staff
 17 - 21 Aug - Teacher Workdays: No Students
 22 Aug - First Day of School for Students
 31 Aug - Staff Extended Workday: Open House

 11 - 17 Sept - Eid Al Adha
 23 Sept - Saudi National Day
 25 Sept - School Holiday

 15 Oct - Teacher Workday: No Students
 19 Oct - Student Minimum Day

 3 Nov - Teacher Workday: No Students
 5 Nov - Teacher Workday: No Students
 6 Nov - ISG Virtual School Day
 9 Nov - Parent/Teacher Conferences

 20 Dec - 3 Jan - Winter Break

 14 - 15 Feb - School Holiday

 27 Mar - 7 Apr - Spring Break

 13 Jun - Last day of School for Students
 14 Jun - Last day of School for Staff

2016 - 2017 Tuition/Fees

 Pre-School (Full Day):
 27,500 SAR

 Kindergarten - Grade 5:

 58,500 SAR

 Grade 6 through 8:

 62,300 SAR
Other Fees:  7,500 SAR - Initial Registration (KG-8)
 1,000 SAR - Installment Fee
 1,000 SAR - Partial Year Enrollment Fee
 750 SAR - Late Payment Fee
 500 SAR - Testing Fee
 5,000 SAR Tuition Deposit
Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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ISG Contact Details

International Schools Group (ISG)
P. O. Box 31677
Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Phone: +966-13-330-0555

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