Good counsel students heading into school


A visit to our school will allow you to witness the true essence of Good Counsel; however, these facts and figures will give you a glimpse of the GC experience.


GC Facts
and Figures

Location: 51-acre campus in Olney, MD, opened in 2007; located 15 miles north of Washington, D.C., and 30 miles south of Baltimore

Academic facilities: 11 science and technology labs, 150 seat chapel, 650+ seat state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center including dance studio, library

Athletic facilities: two indoor gyms, a new turf field, new running track, baseball stadium with batting cages, five practice fields, two weight rooms, comprehensive athletic training room

Enrollment: 1,200+ young men and women, grades 9-12

Tuition 2021-2022 : $26,700 – tuition includes lunch and most textbooks

Tuition Assistance: We provide over $4 million in tuition assistance

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13/1

Average class size: 19

Faculty: 89% of faculty hold Master's or other advanced degrees

College matriculation: 100% acceptance to a four-year college or university (reported)

College admissions: 49% of graduates go on to attend US News Top 100 National Universities and Top 50 Liberal Arts Colleges

Advanced Placement: 19 courses, 95% of AP courses have an average exam score of 3 or higher

International Baccalaureate Program: oldest IB Diploma program among all Catholic schools in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia

STEM Program: recognized as top 3% nationally by Project Lead The Way; 40 students accepted each year

Ryken Studies Program: college preparatory program designed for highly motivated students diagnosed with mild learning differences

Athletics: about 75% of students participate in interscholastics athletics; member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference with 71 championship titles in last 10 years

Alumni: 13,599 graduates since 1958

Faith: 57% of GC students are Catholic; however, all faiths find a home at GC

Technology: 1:1 iPad program; digital citizenship curriculum; wireless campus with student access to over 100 work stations; every classroom equipped with 3 televisions for Zoom room technology

Co-curricular activities: Students participate in more than 50 clubs and organizations

Service: Service and cultural immersion opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally