Thank you for your interest in Dammam, a fully accredited American Curriculum School.
ISG Admissions Policy
It is the policy of the Board to accommodate students of many nationalities. English proficiency is not an entrance requirement at Dammam.
ISG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EVALUATE EACH APPLICANT TO DETERMINE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROPRIATE PLACEMENT. PREVIOUS SCHOOL RECORDS WILL BE REVIEWED AND CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING GRADE PLACEMENT.
Dammam will not accept students who, because of severe cognitive or physical disabilities require special education classes or services. If upon receipt of school records or present observations and testing, it becomes apparent that a student requires special services that Dammam does not provide, parents will be notified. The school reserves the right to exclude a child for failure to satisfy entrance requirements of this policy.
New enrollees without previous school records will be placed according to chronological age and/or testing. The school reserves the right to reassign students upon receipt of previous school records and/or test results. The principal or designee shall make the decisions pertaining to grade placement.
Applications for the 2018-2019 school year is open. Please contact the registrar for details regarding available places.
Admission decisions are always made in the best interests of the student and the existing student population.
Dammam is currently taking new enrolments and we anticipate that your child will qualify for admission. We welcome applications from students of all nationalities who are able to meet the demands of an academically challenging curriculum. Students are selected based upon past school records, teacher recommendations, standardized test scores and an applicant questionnaire.
We offer places to those students whose experiences and records indicate they will succeed in the school’s academic programs. The school gives priority to applicants who have siblings already enrolled at Dammam, while also considering the school’s gender mix, which helps achieve a diverse student body. Classes are created with the appropriate balance and mixture of learners.
Admission of students with learning difficulties is limited by the availability of services that will meet their educational needs. The Board of Trustees, with the support of the Superintendent, has authorized Dammam to expand learning support programs in order to accept students with mild learning differences. Your child may be invited to the school or the ISG District Office for further assessment. The Learning Support team, alongside the Admissions team, assesses each prospective student on a case by case basis to determine if Dammam is suitable to meet the child’s academic, social and emotional needs.
All applications received, reviewed, and assessed during February and March will be notified of the admissions decision starting April 30.
Dammam continues accepting applications through the year. Assessments and review will be based on seat availability only.
- 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 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.
To read further about the ISG Admissions process, required documentation please visit the ISG Admissions page. Here you may access the Admissions portal to enroll your child in Dammam.
- The status and listing of uploaded documents in the site dashboard should show you whether or not an application has been created successfully and is complete as per the requirements listed here.
As soon as the admissions team has reviewed the application and documents, the status of the application will be updated and you will receive an email from the school.
Please be patient, as the processing of admissions takes some time. If the application and documents are showing as complete, they have been received and the team is busy with them.