Welcome! We are delighted that you have chosen to learn more about our community and look forward to hosting you on a visit.

Our School was founded in 1964 as St. Croix Country Day School, split in 1967 into two schools—The Good Hope School and St. Croix Country Day School—before merging in 2013 after the closure of the HOVENSA refinery and becoming Good Hope Country Day School.

Good Hope Country Day School graduates attend the most prestigious universities in the United States and around the world, including Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Dartmouth, New York University, the military academies, and St. Andrews.

Good Hope Country Day is a highly selective, college preparatory school with a strong commitment to developing students who will use their talents to better the island and the world. We seek hard-working, open-minded, responsible students who are eager to learn with their peers and our stellar faculty. Our student body includes all socio-economic strata, a wide mix of faiths, and representation from nearly all continents and most Caribbean nations.  Good Hope Country Day School provides nearly $1M in financial aid and tuition assistance to ensure that we attract the best students regardless of their family’s ability to pay full-tuition.

We look forward to getting to know your family.
  • For our Early Childhood Program, placement is based upon chronological age and readiness screening results. As a general rule, a student should be 3 years old and potty trained (Nursery), 4 years old (Pre-Kinder), 5 years old (Kindergarten) by September 1st of the entering year.
  • For Lower and Middle School, placement is based both on academic readiness and chronological age. A student entering grade one must be 6 years old, grade two, 7 years old, etc., by September 1st of the entering year.
  • For Upper School, admissions is based upon academic readiness and successful completion of the previous grade. Chronological age is an important consideration.

For more information, please contact:

Alma Castro-Nieves, Registrar
Email: acastronieves@ghcds.org
Call: 340-778-1974 x 2108
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Application Process

  • Interview and Placement Test

    Parents of applicants for grades Nursery-12 should call the school to arrange for an interview and placement test. The test is a general aptitude battery in reading and mathematics along with a writing sample. The test varies in length from 45 minutes (for early elementary grades) to 1 1/2 hours (for Middle and Upper School grades).
  • Application Materials and Financial Aid

    An application form, along with a fee of $35.00 for testing, interview and record review, is to be completed at the time of testing. It is important that the appropriate division head have the child’s previous school records. Please bring copies of the most current report cards and standardized testing or arrange to have these records sent to the school in advance of the interview (GHCDS fax number: 340-779-3331). If you will be applying for financial aid, please fill out the financial aid application. A completed tax return must accompany the application before it can be reviewed by the financial aid committee.
  • Admission Status, Financial Aid, Health Records

    Upon evaluation of the previous transcripts, national test scores, results of entrance testings, recommendations and interview, parents will be notified as soon as possible regarding their child’s admission status
  • Registration Fee and Tuition Payment Plans

    Once your child has been accepted, you must pay a non-refundable registration fee of $200 to the business office and select a tuition payment plan. If you applied for and received financial aid, your tuition payment plan will be adjusted based on the award amount.
  • Financial Aid

    Accepted students will be eligible to fill out a Financial Aid Application. The student must be officially enrolled, including having paid the nonrefundable enrollment fee. A completed tax return must accompany the application before it can be reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee.
  • Admissions Calendar

    Applications for admissions are viewed year-round on a rolling basis, depending on availability in each grade. Due to space constraints, Good Hope Country Day School gives preference to current families who wish to re-enroll for the following school year, provided they register by May 1.
  • Wait List

    When enrollment for a particular grade is full, a student will be placed on the wait list. The School will notify families if space becomes available and based on School needs.
  • Physical Exam Report

    All preschool students (nursery, Pre-K and Kinder) must have an annual physical exam report, including a full immunization record and lab results (stool O&P, urine analysis and Hgb/Hct) on file by the first day of school. New students in grades 1 – 12 need a recently (within 6 months) completed physical exam report and up-to-date immunization record. Students with incomplete medical records will not be allowed to attend classes until this requirement is met. We recommend the use of GHCDS Physical Exam Form.