Elijah Mondesir – Dean of Student Life and Athletics emondesir@ghcds.org

Elijah started at GHCDS this past summer as the Dean of Student Life and Athletics. As a Country Day School alumnus, Class of 2012, he is very excited to be back on island and bringing innovative ideas to his alma mater. Elijah graduated from Vassar College in 2016 and since then has been working at a charter school in New York City where he oversaw and managed its daily operations, athletics, budget, school field trips, and school events. At GHCDS he will be managing all athletics, our new health & wellness curriculum, and various aspects of student life.


Athletic Program Goals

The goal of Good Hope Country Day School’s Athletic Program is to provide a variety of individual and team sport activities which promote fitness, good sportsmanship, and a positive self-image, for as many students as possible.


To educate each student about the benefits of a school athletic interscholastic program.
To educate each student about the rules and regulations that govern the games in which he or she participates.
To foster a desire and willingness in each student to be the best that he or she can be.
To instill determination in each student to perform at his or her highest level both in the classroom and on the athletic field.
To teach each student that rules are necessary for the athletic program to be strong and well respected by our own school and schools within our community.
To strive for self-discipline, self-control and emotional maturity.
To foster pride in Good Hope Country Day School and our athletic program.
To gain an appreciation for our whole school program and foster respect for the role athletics plays.
To promote honesty and respect.
To develop a strong and healthy appreciation for competition.
To instill the understanding that winning isn’t everything, but the desire to do one’s best is extremely important.
To strive to build the confidence and self-esteem of every team member.
To instill honor in displaying good sportsmanship at all times.

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