Ann and Ted Kheel Polytechnic School

Built by FPC in 2004, the Polytechnic School is the only public high school within 50 square miles of the Punta Cana International Airport. It offers quality secondary education with an emphasis on technical skills to 300 students a year from the nearby towns of Verón, Bávaro, Cortecito and Cabeza de Toro.

The school is dedicated to Theodore W. Kheel, a legendary New York labor mediator and co-founder of Grupo PUNTACANA, and his late wife, Mrs. Ann S. Kheel, who served on numerous educational commissions and was instrumental in the civil rights movement in the United States.

Facts:
  • The school has eight classrooms equipped with computers as well as physics, chemistry and biology labs.
  • Students take general computing classes and are also trained on software applications commonly used in the workplace.
  • The school is developing new programs in plumbing, electrical wiring, informatics and hospitality and tourism.
  • Through a unique alliance with INFOTEP, the Institute for Technical Professional Development, the school offers hands-on training in refrigeration maintenance and repair.
  • In addition to academic facilities, the school has basketball and volleyball courts, a cafeteria and administrative offices.
  • Construction of a library began in 2006.
  • Total investment thus far exceeds $785,000 US.
  • Admission is merit based and tuition is nominal, in accordance with FPC’s commitment to sustainability and its desire to make education accessible to all local youth, regardless of family income.
  • The Catholic Church, Altagracia Diocese, operates the school with the cooperation of the Dominican Secretary of Education.
PUNTACANA International School

The PUNTACANA International School was built in 2000 to provide quality, bilingual education to students of the growing Punta Cana community. It is a private school with over 400 students. All students pay a scaled tuition based on the parents earnings, allowing for a wide socio-economic range. In this unique setting, children of CEO’s learn side by side with children of gardeners. The cultural makeup of the school is equally diverse, with over 20 nationalities represented.