Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission: At Our Lady of Good Counsel, a Catholic high school sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers, we inspire our students to excel, serve, and love.
A Good Counsel education provides young men and women the opportunity to reach beyond the merely "good" and to succeed beyond their perceived limits. Through our mission, vision, and Xaverian educational philosophy, students will learn to flourish and become the best version of themselves.
Delivering on our mission means we will have cultivated a disposition among our students that has them engaged in seeking to excel, serve, and love, both now and well beyond their days at Good Counsel.
EXCEL. Learning to excel looks different for each student. Our young men and women are encouraged to achieve their best in various contexts, including academic preparation, arts, athletics, extracurricular activities and more.
SERVE. Developing a commitment to service is central to the Good Counsel experience. Engagement in service connects powerfully to our identity as a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School and our core values of simplicity, humility, compassion, zeal, and trust.
LOVE. Our Catholic school mission is tied to the words of John's Gospel: "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." In our Christian community, we welcome and affirm the giftedness and dignity of each person, respect diversity, and create a caring atmosphere in which enduring personal relationships can grow and thrive.
The Vision of A Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School
The vision of our school is based on the charism of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier. The charism, the founding impulse of the Congregation, is a gift received by the Founder, handed on and developed throughout the history and lived experience of the Brothers, and further enriched and enlivened by the giftedness of those who collaborate in Xaverian Sponsored education. Faithful to the tradition of Xaverian education, our school is a center of growth and learning marked by:
As a Xaverian Brothers sponsored school, we embrace the spiritual values of our founders: simplicity, humility, compassion, zeal, and trust. These values define our community and call us to lives of faith and service.