Good Counsel’s curriculum provides each student with a challenging and rewarding academic experience. Our academic model offers a foundation with which our students can explore their interests and grow intellectually in preparation for college and beyond.
Our curriculum is defined, yet flexible; students can choose a path that allows them to focus on a certain field of study or explore a host of subjects, all while benefiting from a college preparatory program. Our highly skilled and caring faculty are educators who invest in the advancement of every student.
As a Catholic school, our program is based upon and inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Every effort is made to foster a spirit and sense of community supported by a belief in the dignity and uniqueness of each individual. Christian values are emphasized in all aspects of the school, but especially through religious studies, retreats, community worship and various service projects.
We strive to incorporate these Christian values and teachings throughout our entire curriculum. This curriculum offers a core of required and elective courses, including International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Honors, Ryken and College-Prep classes. Our teachers personalize the educational process and work with students at all levels of development with the goal of supporting each and every student.
A Message from the Principal
A member of the Our Lady of Good Counsel Class of 1993, I still remember the words that appeared on our senior sweatshirts, “Unity Through Diversity.” As students, we recognized the distinctive gifts, talents, interests, and backgrounds represented by our class. This awareness not only continues to exist among today’s students but has increased over the years.
Firmly rooted in the Xaverian belief that educators should meet students where they are, Good Counsel has developed a curricular and extracurricular program which welcomes learners of all types and interests. In the classroom, students have the opportunity to challenge themselves and explore subjects of personal curiosity including Aeronautical Engineering, America at the Crossroads, Latin, Bioethics, and Theater Production.
Beyond the classroom, students have the opportunity to stretch themselves in pursuit of championship caliber athletics, award-winning theater productions, or competitive speech and debate. Good Counsel also offers a wide array of clubs for those students whose passion may not lie in the realm of performance or competition. Most meaningfully, students have the opportunity to grow spiritually through participation and leadership in Campus Ministry retreats, service trips and activities.
At the heart of all that we do is our desire to encourage students to be their best possible selves, to identify their passions, and to pursue them to the fullest extent possible. Our graduates include Olympic gold medalists; a U.S. ambassador; Hollywood actors; authors; and leaders in business, industry, and public service. We invite you to explore this website and visit our campus to learn more about the academic, personal and spiritual foundation that enables students to Excel, Serve, and Love wherever life’s journey takes them.
Thomas Campbell ‘93