• Programs




To reflect the school’s aim to provide a truly international curriculum, a diverse program of studies has been introduced. The school teaches from Toddler 1 – 12th Grade with both Dominican and International staff offering a wide range of curriculum opportunities to students

Common Core State Standard curriculum is followed for Language Arts and Math classes. While Science classes follow the Next Generation Science Standards curriculum.

Pre-School (Toddler I – Kinder)

Pre-School (Toddler I – Kinder)

The Preschool program at Puntacana International School is for students in or below the kindergarten grade. This program focuses on students’ physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. We encourage students to solve problems, initiate activities, and learn through active exploration.

Classes taught in the Preschool program include Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and more. The school year is divided into three trimesters and grades are given based on development in each area.

Elementary School  (Grades 1st – 6th)

Elementary School (Grades 1st – 6th)

Each class has a homeroom teacher who instructs core subjects in English. Art, Music, Physical Education, some having multiple classes in a single grade. Information Technology classes are supported by the rest of our staff. Lengua Española and Ciencias Sociales are instructed in Spanish

The Elementary School utilizes standards-based assessments to evaluate student knowledge and mastery. Students are assessed through various academic indicators including participation, classwork, homework, and projects. Throughout the year Parent-Teacher conferences maintain an open line of communication for our educational community

Senior School  (Grades 7th – 12th)

Senior School (Grades 7th – 12th)

In the Senior School program students follow a bilingual curriculum for core subjects as well as Expressive Arts, Lengua Española, Ciencias Sociales, Ciencias Naturales, Values, and IIT (Interactive Innovative Technology). The program also offers co-curricular and extracurricular activities like Coding, Robotics, Model UN, Student Council, and more. Our main goal is to develop students' social, emotional, physical, and intellectual potential.

NWEA- Map growth

NWEA- Map growth

MAP® Growth™ measures what students know and inform what they’re ready to learn next. By dynamically adjusting to each student’s responses, MAP Growth creates a personalized assessment experience that accurately measures performance. Educators can use this data to inform instruction and track growth over time. The school uses MAP Growth in grades Kinder-11th.

Daily Schedule

Students should arrive by 7:30 a.m. for the start of daily morning registration at 7:40 a.m. reporting directly to their homeroom. At 7:50 a.m. the bell rings for the flag ceremony. Students are expected to stand and show respect during this time. Assemblies take place after the flag ceremony on Wednesdays. Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. The end of the school day is 2:30 p.m. after afternoon registration. In preschool, regular days begin at 8:00am and ends at 1:30pm.

Senior School

  • 7:40 – 7:50 am Registration
  • 7:50 – 8:00 am Flag Ceremony and Assembly: Wednesday
  • 8:00 – 8:40 am Lesson 1
  • 8:40 – 9:20 am Lesson 2
  • 9:20 – 9:35 am 1st Recess
  • 9:35 – 10:15 am Lesson 3
  • 10:15 – 10:55 am Lesson 4
  • 10:55 – 11 10 am 2nd Recess
  • 11:10 – 11:50 am Lesson 5
  • 11:50 – 12:30 pm Lesson 6
  • 12:30 – 1:00 pm 3rd Recess (Lunch)
  • 1:00 – 1:40 pm Lesson 7
  • 1:40 – 2:20 pm Lesson 8
  • 2:20 – 2:30 pm Registration

Elementary School

  • 7:40 – 7:50 am Registration
  • 7:50 – 8:05 am Flag Ceremony and Assembly: Wednesday
  • 8:05 – 8:20 am Reading/ Writing Time (RWT)
  • 8:20 – 9:05 am Lesson 1
  • 9:05 – 9:35 am Lesson 2
  • 9:35 – 9:50 am 1st Recess
  • 9:50 – 10:20 am Lesson 3
  • 10:20 – 10:50 am Lesson 4
  • 10:50-11:20 am Lesson 5
  • 11:20 – 11:35 am 2nd Recess
  • 11:35 – 12:05 pm Lesson 6
  • 12:05 – 12:35 pm Lesson 7
  • 12:35 – 1:00 pm Lesson 8
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm 3rd Recess (Lunch)
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm Lesson 9
  • 2:00 – 2:25 pm Lesson 10
  • 2:25 – 2:30 pm Registration
Student Council

Student Council

The PCIS Student Council gives students a chance to help make decisions about our school. Their purpose is to serve as a liaison between the student body and the administration and cultivate school spirit and pride. This program is a positive learning experience and shows students that the staff values their voice and input. Elections are held at the beginning of each year and those elected are expected to act as role models in all aspects of school.

Co-curricular Activities

Co-curricular Activities

Junior Achievement

PCIS has participated in the Junior Achievement Program for many years. The program allows students to develop aspects of their personal and intellectual knowledge and has been very successful in past years. Every year about 20 parents and members of the local community volunteer by sharing their knowledge and expertise with our students. The programs are taught in both the Elementary and Senior schools and allow students to practice what they have learned in the classroom and be prepared for their future.

Model U.N.

The Model United Nations program engages students with current issues and prepares them to be better global citizens. Students and faculty work together to propose resolutions addressing global concerns. Through the program, students build an understanding of building diplomacy, compromise, negotiation, and debate skills. Students often participate in an annual international conference in the United States. The FUNDGLODE sponsors the international conference (CILA) and develops other activities during the year for young people to be a part of actions that affect society positively.

Extra-Curricular activities

Extra-Curricular activities

The extracurricular activities program's main objective is encouraging the proper use of leisure time after the end of classes by allowing students valuable time to interact with each other and with teachers in a more informal setting.

Each semester students can choose from a wide range of activities that are linked by cultural, sporting and social themes. For example, Environmental Club, Soccer, Volleyball, Yoga, Math Club, Reading Club, Violin, Chess and Jewelry Design, amongst others.