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The essence of our mission as a Catholic school in the Xaverian tradition is to see each person as an expression of God's love.

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Become who you want to be at Good Counsel. We offer the broadest academic and extracurricular opportunities in the region, led by a caring and invested faculty.

Good Counsel is more than just a high school. For families looking for the best-fit high school for their child, we are a Catholic, co-educational community that inspires each student to excel, serve, and love in his or her unique way.

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“Being a GC student comes with an expectation of excellence, but also humility. They expect a mature student that holds strong Catholic values.”

"The friends that I made here are very uplifting and supportive, and there is just such a sense of community here that I really like.”

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"I transferred to Good Counsel in my junior year. When I first came I was blown away that I had all these great teachers and staff that were all willing to help me. Especially the teachers. They just come together to help us become better as students and as human beings. ”

Become a member of our community where we promote an inclusive environment that embodies the Xaverian values of simplicity, humility, compassion, zeal, and trust.

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$36.5 million

in scholarships awarded to the class of 2017

73%

of 2017 grads received academic scholarships

37%

of 2017 grads were accepted into 113 Collegiate Honors Programs

41%

of 2017 grads are attending one of US News' Top 100 Colleges and Universities

32,500

hours of community service performed by 2017 grads

99%

of 2017 grads were accepted into a four-year university

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Our Lady of Good Counsel High School was founded by Xaverian Brothers as a college-preparatory school for boys in 1958. Thirty years later, we opened our doors to young women. Today, we educate over 1,200 students each year in the Xaverian tradition of academic excellence and caring.

Good Counsel's program of study prepares each student for success in college. Our curriculum is defined, yet flexible. Students may choose to take all courses within one academic program or select courses from different programs according to their aptitude, interest, and ability.

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BECOME INSPIRED BY WHAT WE OFFER. Our teachers foster lasting relationships and provide rigorous academic programs for all levels of learning. Good Counsel’s faith formation and service opportunities, as well as more than 30 cultural and academic clubs, cultivate students’ interests.

In accordance with the Xaverian Philosophy of education, we hold a sacred responsibility to develop and encourage our students to experience, express, and create the extraordinary in their everyday lives. Our Fine Arts curriculum inspires our students to read, interpret, and create things that express what cannot be experienced through any other means.

Good Counsel offers students extracurricular and co-curricular activities through the Club Program. The goal of the Club Program is to foster students' exploration of their areas of interest, and build social and leadership skills. Particular focus is given to teaching students how to use their gifts and talents to serve others. Some clubs participate in interscholastic competitions, like Robotics and Speech and Debate.

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Become a leader and a champion.
Good Counsel has a well-known reputation of top level athletics. We believe that a truly comprehensive education challenges the whole person. Our student-athletes learn self-respect, self-discipline, and self-esteem. They learn how to win with dignity, handle defeat, and acknowledge their mistakes. But most importantly, they understand themselves better as they strive to live the Xaverian values on and off the field.

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