GC Transportation

Getting to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is easy. Quickly accessible from the Intercounty Connector (Rt. 200), with easy access to both Interstate 270, I-70, and I-95.

We provide several ways to travel to and from our school, so please be sure to check out the following tabs:

Getting To and From GC

Directions to GC

Address: 17301 Old Vic Blvd | Olney, Maryland 20832

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Driving | Traffic Circulation

Traffic Circulation

Student Drop Off/Pick Up


Entering School

All drivers enter the school parking lot from the South entrance on Old Vic Boulevard (adjacent to the baseball field)

Exiting School

Heading EAST (toward Sandy Spring)

  • Drop off students at the curb in front of the dining hall
  • Exit the school property by way of Xaverian Way (the service driveway)

Heading WEST (toward Olney)

  • Drop off students at the curb in front of the school
  • Exit the school property at the North entrance on Old Vic Boulevard



Faculty, Staff, and Visitors - North Lot Parking


Please note: the North Parking Lot is assigned parking located on the Dining Hall side of the school

Entering School

Traveling EAST on Route 108 to GC (toward Sandy Spring)

  • Travel one block past Old Vic Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Xaverian Way (service entrance)
  • Turn right into the correct parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

Traveling WEST on Route 108 to GC (toward Olney)

  • Make a U-turn* at the light at Route 108 and Old Vic Boulevard
  • Travel one block East of Old Vic Boulevard, and turn right onto Xaverian Way (service entrance)
  • Turn right into the correct parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

* Any driver uneasy about making a U-turn at the intersection of Route 108 and Old Vic Boulevard should contact the School Traffic Coordinator John Poulos for adjustments to assigned parking.

Students, Faculty, and Staff - South Lot Parking


Please note: the South Parking lot is located on the Kane Center side of the school

Entering School

Traveling EAST (toward Sandy Spring)

  • Turn right on Old Vic Boulevard
  • Proceed past the first entrance and turn left at the second entrance, the South entrance (adjacent to the baseball field)
  • Drivers should make a right turn into the parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

Traveling WEST (toward Olney)

  • Turn left onto Old Vic Boulevard
  • Proceed past the first entrance and turn left at the second entrance, the South entrance (adjacent to the baseball field)
  • Drivers should make a right turn into the parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

Carpool Information



Current GC families interested in carpooling with other GC families will find contact information in the parent portal.

GC Bus Service

2016-2017 Bus Pass Fees

  • $5 single ride (non-pass holder)
  • $525 per semester round trip
  • $263 per semester one way

Morning routes, schedules, and an online form to purchase bus passes are listed below. Please note that students take the same routes home; however, routes 4 and 5 are combined for afternoon departures, and route 9 has no afternoon service.

ALL busses depart Good Counsel at 3:30 PM on full school days, and at 12:30 PM for early releases (including half days).

Current parents and students may also purchase bus passes by logging into MyBackPack.



Routes, Schedules, and Registration

Bus Route 1: St. Jane de Chantal | Holy Redeemer | St. John the Evangelist | Glenmont Metro

  1. St. Jane de Chantal | Pick up: 6:40 AM Drop off: 4:20 PM
  2. Holy Redeemer | Pick up: 6:55 AM Drop off: 4:15 PM
  3. St. John the Evangelist | Pick up: 7:10 AM Drop off: 4:00 PM
  4. Glenmont Metro | Pick up: 7:20 AM Drop off: 3:50 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 1:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 2: St. Bernadette School | Powder Mill and New Hampshire Ave. | St. John the Baptist | Plaza Del Mercado


  1. St. Bernadette School | Pick up: 6:40 AM Drop off: 4:20 PM
  2. Safeway at Powder Mill and New Hampshire Ave. | Pick up: 6:50 AM Drop off: 4:05 PM
  3. St. John the Baptist | Pick up: 7:05 AM Drop Off: 4:05 PM
  4. Plaza Del Mercado | Pick up: 7:20 AM Drop Off: 3:55 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 2:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 3: Quince Orchard Plaza | Montgomery Village | Woodfield Rd at Muncaster Mill

  1. Quince Orchard Plaza - Buffalo Wild Wings | Pick up: 6:48 AM Drop off: 4:10 PM
  2. Montgomery Village - Furniture Rug Depot | Pick up: 6:58 AM Drop off: 4:00 PM
  3. Pizza Hut on Woodfield Rd at Muncaster Mill | Pick up: 7:08 AM Drop off: 3:50 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 3:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 4: Rte. 28 at Quince Orchard Rd

  1. McDonald's on Rte. 28 at Quince Orchard Rd | Pick up: 6:55 AM Drop off: 4:25 PM

(This route is combined with Route 5 in the afternoon)

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 4:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 5: Rte. 28 and Dufief Mill Rd. | Monroe and Fleet St. | St. Patrick's School | Park and Ride Georgia Ave


  1. Rte. 28 and Dufief Mill Rd. | Pick up: 6:58 AM Drop off: 4:17 PM
  2. Monroe and Fleet St. | Pick up: 7:10 AM Drop off: 4:00 PM
  3. St. Patrick's School | Pick up: 7: 25 AM (Free Route) Drop off: 3:45 PM
  4. Park and Ride Georgia Ave | Pick up: 7:30 AM (Free Route) Drop off: 3:40 PM

(This route is combined with Route 4 in the afternoon. The Rte 28 and Quince Orchard drop off is 4:20 PM)

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 5:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 6: Rte. 27 and 355, Neelesville Rd. | Potomac Valley Church, Rte. 27 | St. Paul's Church, Damascus | Rte. 108, Laytonsville

  1. McDonald's at Milestone, Rte. 27 and 355, Neelesville Rd. | Pick up: 6:45 AM Drop off: 4:15 PM
  2. Potomac Valley Church, Rte. 27 | Pick up: 6:50 AM Drop off: 4:10 PM
  3. St. Paul's Church, Damascus | Pick up: 7:00 AM Drop off: 4:00 PM
  4. 7-11 on Rte. 108, Laytonsville | Pick up: 7:20 AM Drop off: 3:45 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 6:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 7: Security Square Mall | Triangle Shopping Center | St. John the Evangelist Church at Wild Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia | St. Louis School, Clarksville | Rte. 216 and Rte. 108

  1. Security Square Mall - Best Buy | 6:20 AM
  2. Triangle Shopping Center | 6:45 AM
  3. St. John the Evangelist Church at Wild Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia | 7:00 AM
  4. St. Louis School, Clarksville | 7:20 AM
  5. Rte. 216 and Rte. 108 | 7:23 AM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 7:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 8: Bowie at Rte. 197 and 450 | Laurel, Intersection Rte. 198 and 197 | Rte. 198 and 7th St. | Rte. 198 and Old Columbia Pike

  1. McDonald's, Bowie at Rte. 197 and 450 | Pick up: 6:30 AM Drop off: 4:30 PM
  2. Home Depot, Laurel, Intersection Rte. 198 and 197 | Pick up: 6:55 AM Drop off: 4:07 PM
  3. 7-11 at Rte. 198 and 7th St. | Pick up: 7:00 AM Drop off: 3:58 PM
  4. Burtonsville Crossing Shopping Center, Rte. 198 and Old Columbia Pike | Pick up: 7:15 AM Drop off: 3:45 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 8:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 9: Urbana, Giant | Ijamsville, At. Ignatius of Loyola Church | Poplar Springs/Woodbine, St. Michael Catholic Church | Glenwood, Gary J. Arthur Community Center

  1. Urbana, Giant | 6:20 AM
  2. Ijamsville, At. Ignatius of Loyola Church | 6:30 AM
  3. Poplar Springs/Woodbine, St. Michael Catholic Church | 6:55 AM
  4. Glenwood, Gary J. Arthur Community Center | 7:10 AM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 9:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

GC Bus Pass Information

Bus Pass Registration and Fee Information

2016-2017 Bus Pass Fees

  • $5 single ride (non-pass holder)
  • $525 per semester round trip
  • $263 per semester one way

* Free Bus Service Now Offered for Students who Live Nearby

Please help GC add more bus riders! Our goal is to transport 245 students per day by bus to help decrease the amount of traffic on roads surrounding GC. You can participate by dropping off your student at one of the following locations where they will be picked up in buses supplied by Coughlin Transportation:

  • Bus #224 Parking Lot of St. Patrick's Church, Rte. 28/Norbeck Road and Muncaster Mill Road (7:25 AM)
  • Bus #224 Park & Ride at Rte. 97/S. Georgia Avenue, just south of the ICC/Rte. 200 (7:30 AM)

For more information regarding bus service, please contact Tamsyn Ryan at 240-283-3238.

Walking and Biking

Students who live within walking or biking distance of campus are strongly encouraged to walk or bike to school. The bike rack is located outside the Stadium.



Public Transportation

Ride On Bus Services:

The number 52 and 53 Buses serve Rockville, Silver Spring, and Olney.

Students will be able to use the RIDE ON Bus for FREE from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays year-round using the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Cards. Students may purchase SmarTrip Cards at the Good Counsel Book Store for $2.00.

Alternatively, Students can purchase monthly passes that cost $11 for an unlimited number of rides. It costs $18 to purchase a summer pass, which allows student to ride an unlimited number of times in June, July and August.

Bus Schedule and Map: Number 52 Bus and Number 53 Bus
FAQs: SmarTrip

Metro Bus Transportation:

The Y2-Y8 Georgia Avenue-Maryland Lines serve Georgia Ave, Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen and Silver Spring stations.

The Z2 Colesville-Ashton line serves New Hampshire Ave, Cloverly, Colesville, White Oak, Four Corners and Silver Spring Station.

Route Map: Y2-Y8 Georgia Avenue-Maryland and Z2 Colesville-Ashton Lines
Bus Schedule: Z2 Colesville-Ashton line

Red Line Metrorail:

The Red Line Metro Rail travels to the Glenmont Station every 15 minutes in the morning. Good Counsel Private Bus Service stops at the Glenmont Station every regular school day at 7:10 am for morning pick up and at 4:00 pm for afternoon drop off. The Metro Bus runs every 20 minutes from the Glenmont Station north to Olney. View Metrorail Map.

Parking Permits

We're sorry, but there are no parking spaces available for the rest of the school year. Please check back in August to purchase a parking permit for 2017-2018.

Hotel Accommodations

There are no hotels in the immediate Olney area, however, there are a few in the surrounding areas within a 15 - 20 minute drive.

Cambria Hotel & Suites

1 Helen Heneghan Way
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-294-2200

SpringHill Suites Gaithersburg–Marriott

9715 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-987-0900

Residence Inn–Marriott

9721 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-590-3003

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

9751 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-590-0044

Hyatt House Gaithersburg

200 Skidmore Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-527-6000

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