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.
in scholarships to the class of 2020
Average SAT score among top 25% of students
of 2020 grads received academic scholarships
hours of community service performed by members of the class of 2020
international students and 6+ student exchange opportunities
of faculty members hold advanced degrees
Become a member of our community where we promote an inclusive environment that embodies the Xaverian values of simplicity, humility, compassion, zeal, and trust.
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 through the values of simplicity, humility, compassion, zeal, and trust.
Good Counsel's program of study prepares each student for success in college. Students may choose to take all courses within one academic program or select courses from different programs according to their aptitude, interest, and ability.
Good Counsel's Fine Arts curriculum inspires our students to read, interpret, and express themselves in a way that promotes an ongoing appreciation for the arts.
The goal of the Club Program is to foster students' exploration of their areas of interest, and build social and leadership skills.
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.
first female recipient of the Br. Bob Arrowsmith '63 Distinguished Alumnus Award
"I'm excited to help them grow and reach their potential. For the girls who want to perform after high school, I look forward to providing them with the tools to continue dancing."
Today on Day of Giving, let's unite as a Good Counsel community to show what a difference one day can make.
Good Counsel wins the DC/Virginia State Speech Championship at the WACFL MetroFinal Tournament