Sarah Bagheri '23 started MoCo Scientists for Kids at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
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.
Steve Ballance, one of the most successful baseball coaches in Maryland, has been named head baseball coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.
Former Bullis Coach and Good Counsel Alum, Andrew Shirdon '12, Named Good Counsel High School Ice Hockey Coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.
Karl Heineman, who has played and coached rugby for more than 40 years, has been named head rugby coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.
For the fourth straight year, Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is represented at the Super Bowl.
Max Snider has been named interim head boys lacrosse coach. He will coach the team before Dane Smith takes the reins the following school year.
Dane Smith, head boys lacrosse coach at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, has been hired to the same position at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.
Dane Smith, head boys lacrosse coach at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, has been hired to the same position at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.
Our Falcons raised over $8,000 in Ida relief for our visitors Catholic High School from Baton Rouge, LA