The Dominican education system faces serious challenges to train and educate the country’s future generations. Grupo Puntacana Foundation has prioritized education as a means to enhance the competitiveness of the Dominican tourism sector as well as improving the livelihoods of Dominicans in the future.
The Grupo Puntacana Foundation has created two schools, The Puntacana International School as well as The Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic High School, and provides support for the Public Elementary Schools in the area by improving building infrastructure (adding classrooms, bathrooms, sport facilities, offices, and playgrounds) as well donating school supplies and furniture and providing training activities.
- PUNTACANA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
- THE ANN & TED KHEEL POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL
Puntacana International School (PCIS) is a bilingual private school built and operated by Grupo Puntacana Foundation. The International School offers an outstanding education to the children and young adults living the region. PCIS also has a unique program to subsidize the education of Grupo Puntacana employees unable to pay the full tuition. The School is internationally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) as well as by the Council of International Schools and is fully equipped with modern facilities and technologies. The International school currently holds over 500 students that represent over 20 countries. The Foundation is proud to have created and maintained an institution that prepares its students for success with the cooperation of dedicated professionals teachers and supportive parents.
The Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic High School was built and equipped by the Grupo Puntacana Foundation in 2004 in the nearby community of Veron. It is the only technical high school in Punta Cana and caters to the youth of low-income households. There are currently more than 300 students who receive a basic high school education as well as technical training in areas such as computer science, hospitality, electricity, plumbing, and refrigeration. Students are also taught language through World Link which aims to significantly improve their understanding of the English language.