Good counsel students heading into school

Transportation

Getting to Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is easy. Quickly accessible from the Inter-county Connector (Rt. 200), with easy access to both Interstate 270, I-70, and I-95.

Any questions or concerns about your transportation needs to the school please contact John Poulos at poulos@olgchs.org or Maureen Myers at mmyers@olgchs.org. *If you have an transportation related emergency, please call 240.283.3200 during school hours or contact Transportation Coordinator John Poulos at 301.704.5760 or email coughlinbus@aol.com after hours.

Getting To and From GC

Directions to GC

Address: 17301 Old Vic Blvd | Olney, Maryland 20832

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Public Transportation

Ride On Bus Services:

The number 52 Buses serve Rockville, Silver Spring, and Olney.

Students will be able to use the RIDE ON Bus for FREE from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays year-round using the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Cards. The RIDE ON Bus will now be stopping on campus to pick up and drop off students. Students may purchase SmarTrip Cards at the Good Counsel Book Store for $2.00.

Alternatively, Students can purchase monthly passes that cost $11 for an unlimited number of rides. It costs $18 to purchase a summer pass, which allows student to ride an unlimited number of times in June, July and August.

Bus Schedule and Map: Number 52 Bus and Number 53 Bus
FAQs: SmarTrip


Dear Members of the Good Counsel community:

UPDATE: Changes in Bus Transportation

We apologize for any confusion arising from earlier communication about this year's bus transportation schedule. After listening to the community’s concerns, we have made some changes. Please refer to this document for updated and accurate information about bus transportation in the Rockville area.

This year, the Good Counsel Transportation Department is pleased to announce an initiative that will affect bus riders from the west of campus, primarily those who live in the greater Rockville area.

For the first time ever, the Montgomery County Ride-On Bus will offer stops on the Good Counsel campus at the traffic circle at the main entrance, adjacent to the Maryland flagpole. By partnering with Montgomery County Government to pilot this program, we are able to offer families a no-hassle option that saves both time and expense.

The Ride-On Bus is a FREE service for students. To ride the Ride-On Bus, students must have a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card; after that, they ride for free. Students may obtain SmarTrip Cards at Good Counsel's school store, The Falcon's Nest.

Please note: The schedule below lists transportation options available through Coughlin Transportation (a pay-to-ride bus service that we offer through Good Counsel), as well as the free options available through the new Ride-On bus initiative.

Rockville Morning Bus Stops and Times
Coughlin Bus #5 (pay-to-ride bus service through GC)

Rte. 28 and Quince Orchard Rd. 6:55 am

Rte. 28 and Dufief Mill Rd. 7:00 am

Fleet St. and Monroe Ave. 7:15 am

Rockville Morning Bus Stops
Ride-On Bus (free with a SmarTrip card) :

Rockville Metro Station 6:22 am & 6:52 am

Corner of Norbeck Rd. and Bauer Dr. 7:01 am & 7:31 am

4100 Norbeck Rd. across the street from St. Patrick's Catholic Church 6:55 am & 7:30 am

Every 1000 ft. on Georgia Ave., from Olney Manor Park to the corner of Georgia Ave and Rte. 10 please estimate

Corner of Prince Philip Dr. and Georgia Ave 7:10 am & 7:40 am

Corner of Georgia Ave. and Rte. 108 7:16 am & 7:46 am

Afternoon Departures from Good Counsel (ALL FREE)

Ride-On Bus: 4:25 pm, 5:05 pm, and 5:35 pm

Coughlin Bus #5 (free to ride to St. Patrick’s, where students can connect with the Ride-On Bus service): 3:30 pm

Due to these improved offerings through the Montgomery County Ride-On Bus Program, Good Counsel will no longer provide transportation through our in-house bus service at the following stops:

  • Corner of Muncaster Rd. and St. Patrick’s Church (morning)
  • Rte. 200 Park & Ride (morning and afternoon)

Metro Bus Transportation:

The Y2-Y8 Georgia Avenue-Maryland Lines serve Georgia Ave, Glenmont, Wheaton, Forest Glen and Silver Spring stations.

The Z2 Colesville-Ashton line serves New Hampshire Ave, Cloverly, Colesville, White Oak, Four Corners and Silver Spring Station.

Route Map: Y2-Y8 Georgia Avenue-Maryland and Z2 Colesville-Ashton Lines
Bus Schedule: Z2 Colesville-Ashton line

Red Line Metrorail:

The Red Line Metro Rail travels to the Glenmont Station every 15 minutes in the morning. Good Counsel Private Bus Service stops at the Glenmont Station every regular school day at 7:10 am for morning pick up and at 4:00 pm for afternoon drop off. The Metro Bus runs every 20 minutes from the Glenmont Station north to Olney. View Metrorail Map.

GC Bus Pass Information

Bus Pass Registration and Fee Information

2019-2020 Bus Pass Fees

  • $5 single ride (non-pass holder)
  • $525 per semester round trip
  • $263 per semester one way

* Free Bus Service Now Offered for Students who Live Nearby

Please help GC add more bus riders! Our goal is to transport 245 students per day by bus to help decrease the amount of traffic on roads surrounding GC.

For more information regarding bus service, please contact John Poulos at 301-704-5760 and Maureen Myers at 240-283-3238.

Catch a Ride



Please complete the rydz Family Registration Form and email to info@catchrydz.com

GC Bus Service

GC bus routes image

2019-2020 Bus Pass Fees

  • $5 single ride (non-pass holder)
  • $525 per semester round trip
  • $263 per semester one way


Morning routes, schedules, and an online form to purchase bus passes are listed below. Please note that students take the same routes home.

Morning pick-up schedule is the same everyday of the week, unless we have a weather delay. Weather delays are determined by the Montgomery County School System. (See Twitter feed to the right.)

ALL busses depart Good Counsel at 3:30 PM on full school days. Early release will be announced in the weekly news and daily announcements.


Routes, Schedules, and Registration

Bus Route 1: St. Jane de Chantal | Holy Redeemer | St. John the Evangelist | Glenmont Metro

  1. St. Jane de Chantal | Pick up: 6:40 AM Drop off: 4:20 PM
  2. Holy Redeemer | Pick up: 6:55 AM Drop off: 4:15 PM
  3. St. John the Evangelist | Pick up: 7:10 AM Drop off: 4:00 PM
  4. Glenmont Metro | Pick up: 7:20 AM Drop off: 3:50 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 1:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 2: St. Bernadette School | Powder Mill and New Hampshire Ave. | St. John the Baptist | Plaza Del Mercado

  1. St. Bernadette School | Pick up: 6:40 AM Drop off: 4:20 PM
  2. Safeway at Powder Mill and New Hampshire Ave. | Pick up: 6:50 AM Drop off: 4:05 PM
  3. St. John the Baptist | Pick up: 7:05 AM Drop Off: 4:05 PM
  4. Plaza Del Mercado | Pick up: 7:20 AM Drop Off: 3:55 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 2:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 3: Quince Orchard Plaza | Montgomery Village | Woodfield Rd at Muncaster Mill

  1. Quince Orchard Plaza - Buffalo Wild Wings | Pick up: 6:48 AM Drop off: 4:10 PM
  2. Montgomery Village - Furniture Rug Depot | Pick up: 6:58 AM Drop off: 4:00 PM
  3. Pizza Hut on Woodfield Rd at Muncaster Mill | Pick up: 7:08 AM Drop off: 3:50 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 3:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Ride on Bus Route #52

For more information, please click on "Ride On Bus Route #52" tab above.

Dear Members of the Good Counsel community:

UPDATE: Changes in Bus Transportation

We apologize for any confusion arising from earlier communication about this year's bus transportation schedule. After listening to the community’s concerns, we have made some changes. Please refer to this document for updated and accurate information about bus transportation in the Rockville area.

This year, the Good Counsel Transportation Department is pleased to announce an initiative that will affect bus riders from the west of campus, primarily those who live in the greater Rockville area.

For the first time ever, the Montgomery County Ride-On Bus will offer stops on the Good Counsel campus at the traffic circle at the main entrance, adjacent to the Maryland flagpole. By partnering with Montgomery County Government to pilot this program, we are able to offer families a no-hassle option that saves both time and expense.

The Ride-On Bus is a FREE service for students. To ride the Ride-On Bus, students must have a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card; after that, they ride for free. Students may obtain SmarTrip Cards at Good Counsel's school store, The Falcon's Nest.

Please note: The schedule below lists transportation options available through Coughlin Transportation (a pay-to-ride bus service that we offer through Good Counsel), as well as the free options available through the new Ride-On bus initiative.

Rockville Morning Bus Stops and Times
Coughlin Bus #5 (pay-to-ride bus service through GC)

Rte. 28 and Quince Orchard Rd. 6:55 am

Rte. 28 and Dufief Mill Rd. 7:00 am

Fleet St. and Monroe Ave. 7:15 am

Rockville Morning Bus Stops
Ride-On Bus (free with a SmarTrip card) :

Rockville Metro Station 6:22 am & 6:52 am

Corner of Norbeck Rd. and Bauer Dr. 7:01 am & 7:31 am

4100 Norbeck Rd. across the street from St. Patrick's Catholic Church 6:55 am & 7:30 am

Every 1000 ft. on Georgia Ave., from Olney Manor Park to the corner of Georgia Ave and Rte. 10 please estimate

Corner of Prince Philip Dr. and Georgia Ave 7:10 am & 7:40 am

Corner of Georgia Ave. and Rte. 108 7:16 am & 7:46 am

Afternoon Departures from Good Counsel (ALL FREE)

Ride-On Bus: 4:25 pm, 5:05 pm, and 5:35 pm

Coughlin Bus #5 (free to ride to St. Patrick’s, where students can connect with the Ride-On Bus service): 3:30 pm

Due to these improved offerings through the Montgomery County Ride-On Bus Program, Good Counsel will no longer provide transportation through our in-house bus service at the following stops:

  • Corner of Muncaster Rd. and St. Patrick’s Church (morning)
  • Rte. 200 Park & Ride (morning and afternoon)



Bus Route 5: Rte. 28 Quince Orchard | Rte. 28 Dufief Mill Rd. | Fleet St. and Monroe Ave. | St. Patrick's (Drop off only)

  1. Rte. 28 Quince Orchard Road | Pick up: 6:55 AM Drop off: 4:17 PM
  2. Rte. 28 and Dufief Mill | Pick up 7:00 AM Drop off: 4:20 PM
  3. Fleet St. and Monroe Ave | Pick up 7:15 AM Drop off: 4:05 PM
  4. St. Patrick's Rockville | Drop off only: 3:40 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 5:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 6: Rte. 27 and 355, Neelesville Rd. | Potomac Valley Church, Rte. 27 | St. Paul's Church, Damascus | Rte. 108, Laytonsville

  1. McDonald's at Milestone, Rte. 27 and 355, Neelesville Rd. | Pick up: 6:45 AM Drop off: 4:15 PM
  2. Potomac Valley Church, Rte. 27 | Pick up: 6:50 AM Drop off: 4:10 PM
  3. St. Paul's Church, Damascus | Pick up: 7:00 AM Drop off at Damascus Library: 4:00 PM
  4. 7-11 on Rte. 108, Laytonsville | Pick up: 7:20 AM Drop off: 3:45 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 6:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 7: Security Square Mall | Triangle Shopping Center | St. John the Evangelist Church at Wild Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia | St. Louis School, Clarksville | Rte. 216 and Rte. 108

  1. Security Square Mall - McDonald's | Pick-up: 6:10 AM Drop-off: 5:05 PM
  2. Triangle Shopping Center | Pick-up: 6:35 AM Drop-off: 4:35 PM
  3. St. John the Evangelist Church at Wild Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia | Pick-up: 6:50 AM Drop-off: 4:05
  4. St. Louis School, Clarksville | Pick-up: 7:10 AM Drop-off: 3:48 PM
  5. Rte. 216 and Rte. 108 | Pick-up: 7:13 AM Drop-off: 3:40 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 7:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 8: Chrysler Dr, Upper Marlboro | McDonald's, Rte. 197 and 450 | Laurel, Intersection Rte. 198 and 197 | Rte. 198 and 7th St. | Rte. 198 and Old Columbia Pike


  1. Home Depot, Chrysler Dr, Upper Marlboro | Pick up: 6:05 AM Drop off: 4:45 PM
  2. McDonald's, Rte. 197 and 450 | Pick Up: 6:30 AM Drop off: 4:20 PM
  3. Home Depot, Laurel, Intersection Rte. 198 and 197 | Pick up: 6:55 AM Drop off: 4:07 PM
  4. Library 507 Seventh Street | Pick up: 7:00 AM Drop off: 3:58 PM
  5. Starbucks at the Burtonsville Town Square (new location), Rte. 198 and Old Columbia Pike | Pick up: 7:15 AM Drop off: 3:45 PM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 8:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Bus Route 9: Urbana, Giant | Ijamsville, At. Ignatius of Loyola Church | Poplar Springs/Woodbine, St. Michael Catholic Church | Glenwood, Gary J. Arthur Community Center | Longwood Community Center

  1. Urbana, Giant | 6:20 AM
  2. Ijamsville, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church | 6:30 AM
  3. Poplar Springs/Woodbine, St. Michael Catholic Church | 6:55 AM
  4. Glenwood, Gary J. Arthur Community Center | 7:10 AM
  5. Longwood Community Center | 7:30 AM

PURCHASE PASSES FOR ROUTE 9:

  • Single Day Pass
  • Semester Pass
  • Buddy Program Pass

Carpool Information

Carpool picture

Information about carpool can be found on the parent portal.


Driving | Traffic Circulation

Traffic Circulation

Student Drop Off/Pick Up

Student Drop off and pick up map

Entering School

All drivers enter the school parking lot from the South entrance on Old Vic Boulevard (adjacent to the baseball field)

Exiting School

Heading EAST (toward Sandy Spring)

  • Drop off students at the curb in front of the dining hall
  • Exit the school property by way of Xaverian Way (the service driveway)

Heading WEST (toward Olney)

  • Drop off students at the curb in front of the school
  • Exit the school property at the North entrance on Old Vic Boulevard



Faculty, Staff, and Visitors - North Lot Parking


Faculty staff and visitors parking mapPlease note: the North Parking Lot is assigned parking located on the Dining Hall side of the school

Entering School

Traveling EAST on Route 108 to GC (toward Sandy Spring)

  • Travel one block past Old Vic Boulevard
  • Turn right onto Xaverian Way (service entrance)
  • Turn right into the correct parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

Traveling WEST on Route 108 to GC (toward Olney)

  • Make a U-turn* at the light at Route 108 and Old Vic Boulevard
  • Travel one block East of Old Vic Boulevard, and turn right onto Xaverian Way (service entrance)
  • Turn right into the correct parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

* Any driver uneasy about making a U-turn at the intersection of Route 108 and Old Vic Boulevard should contact the School Traffic Coordinator John Poulos for adjustments to assigned parking.

Students, Faculty, and Staff - South Lot Parking

Students, faculty, staff south parking map

Please note: the South Parking lot is located on the Kane Center side of the school

Entering School

Traveling EAST (toward Sandy Spring)

  • Turn right on Old Vic Boulevard
  • Proceed past the first entrance and turn left at the second entrance, the South entrance (adjacent to the baseball field)
  • Drivers should make a right turn into the parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

Traveling WEST (toward Olney)

  • Turn left onto Old Vic Boulevard
  • Proceed past the first entrance and turn left at the second entrance, the South entrance (adjacent to the baseball field)
  • Drivers should make a right turn into the parking lot and proceed to the assigned parking space

Walking and Biking

Students who live within walking or biking distance of campus are strongly encouraged to walk or bike to school. The bike rack is located outside the Stadium.

Why you should bike graphic

Walk To school graphic

Parking Permits

If you have any questions about parking permits, please contact Ana Lopez.

NEW! Ride On Bus Route #52

Dear Members of the Good Counsel community:

UPDATE: Changes in Bus Transportation

We apologize for any confusion arising from earlier communication about this year's bus transportation schedule. After listening to the community’s concerns, we have made some changes. Please refer to this document for updated and accurate information about bus transportation in the Rockville area.

This year, the Good Counsel Transportation Department is pleased to announce an initiative that will affect bus riders from the west of campus, primarily those who live in the greater Rockville area.

For the first time ever, the Montgomery County Ride-On Bus will offer stops on the Good Counsel campus at the traffic circle at the main entrance, adjacent to the Maryland flagpole. By partnering with Montgomery County Government to pilot this program, we are able to offer families a no-hassle option that saves both time and expense.

The Ride-On Bus is a FREE service for students. To ride the Ride-On Bus, students must have a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card; after that, they ride for free. Students may obtain SmarTrip Cards at Good Counsel's school store, The Falcon's Nest.

Please note: The schedule below lists transportation options available through Coughlin Transportation (a pay-to-ride bus service that we offer through Good Counsel), as well as the free options available through the new Ride-On bus initiative.

Rockville Morning Bus Stops and Times
Coughlin Bus #5 (pay-to-ride bus service through GC)

Rte. 28 and Quince Orchard Rd. 6:55 am

Rte. 28 and Dufief Mill Rd. 7:00 am

Fleet St. and Monroe Ave. 7:15 am

Rockville Morning Bus Stops
Ride-On Bus (free with a SmarTrip card) :

Rockville Metro Station 6:22 am & 6:52 am

Corner of Norbeck Rd. and Bauer Dr. 7:01 am & 7:31 am

4100 Norbeck Rd. across the street from St. Patrick's Catholic Church 6:55 am & 7:30 am

Every 1000 ft. on Georgia Ave., from Olney Manor Park to the corner of Georgia Ave and Rte. 10 please estimate

Corner of Prince Philip Dr. and Georgia Ave 7:10 am & 7:40 am

Corner of Georgia Ave. and Rte. 108 7:16 am & 7:46 am

Afternoon Departures from Good Counsel (ALL FREE)

Ride-On Bus: 4:25 pm, 5:05 pm, and 5:35 pm

Coughlin Bus #5 (free to ride to St. Patrick’s, where students can connect with the Ride-On Bus service): 3:30 pm

Due to these improved offerings through the Montgomery County Ride-On Bus Program, Good Counsel will no longer provide transportation through our in-house bus service at the following stops:

  • Corner of Muncaster Rd. and St. Patrick’s Church (morning)
  • Rte. 200 Park & Ride (morning and afternoon)