Named a distinguished school for STEM curriculum and career readiness.
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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 2022
Average SAT score among top 25% of students
attending US News Top 100 National Universities and Top 50 Liberal Arts Colleges
National Merit Finalist
accepted into Honors Programs across 29 colleges and universities
of faculty hold Master’s or advanced degrees
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
News & Events
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education Announces 2023 Maryland Green School Awards
Luke Suko ’23 is one of 17 Montgomery County Students to Earn a Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship.
John brings years of experience having served as the President of Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy for the past 14 years.
2022-2023 WCAC CHAMPIONS
Leah Stephens named 2022-23 Gatorade Maryland Girls Cross Country Player of the Year
Congratulations to our GC CyberPatriot teams for another impressive performance
The Washington Post writes about these inseparable soccer twins who hope to lead Good Counsel to a WCAC title.
Purchase your tickets for the Fund for Good Counsel Raffle for a chance to win big while supporting our Falcons.
Sarah Bagheri '23 started MoCo Scientists for Kids at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.