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Academic Programs


Fast Facts

  • Student-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • 84% of faculty hold a Master’s or other advanced degree



Learning to understand others teaches us to understand ourselves.

Taking part in the Retreat Program is part of the Good Counsel tradition. Retreats allow students to form bonds with their fellow classmates and grow in their faith as individuals through experiences outside the traditional classroom.

Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Year Retreats are required, but many students find the experiences so impactful that they opt in to attend the Senior Year Retreat, too.

Founded with zeal. Driven to excel.

Our School balances two truths:
1. Success is possible for every student.
2. Every student should feel welcome and happy here.

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School’s curriculum provides each student with opportunity from day one — opportunity to expand their minds through the teachings of our highly credentialed faculty, expand their interests and talents via a breadth of extracurricular activities, and expand their worldview through guidance rooted in Catholic teachings. We’re proud to offer a curriculum designed to support personalization, with core classes as the foundation, plus eight key academic offerings.

Advanced Placement

College Preparatory Program

Global Programs

International Baccalaureate
(IB) Program

Ryken Studies Program

St. Mary's Scholars

STEM Program

Xaverian Honors Program

Graduation Requirements

(4 years)
Physical Education
(1.5 years)
Fine Arts
(1 year)
Religious Studies
(4 years)
Foreign Language
(3 years)
(3 years)
General Electives
(3-7 credits)
Social Studies
(3 years)
(4 years)
(1 year)