The Xaverian Brothers are a consecrated lay Catholic order of Brothers, with Associates and Collaborators, who strive to fulfill the spiritual aspirations that our founder, Theodore James Ryken, had for his Congregation.
The Xaverian Brothers established Our Lady of Good Counsel in 1958 at the invitation of Patrick Cardinal O'Boyle, as a Catholic high school for boys. With the support of Archbishop James Hickey, Good Counsel announced in the fall of 1986 that it would become coeducational in 1988. The burgeoning student population and the need for additional space and fields, in 2007 the school moved to its current location in Olney, Maryland. Our students come from a variety of areas throughout the Metropolitan Washington Area.
The Xaverian Brothers, educators since 1839, sponsor college preparatory high schools in Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, as well as Belgium, Bolivia, England, and Zaire. The Brothers first opened schools in the United States at Louisville, Kentucky over 100 years ago.
In 2018 Our Lady of Good Counsel will celebrate it's 60th year.