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Global Programs

As the largest private International Baccalaureate high school located in the metropolitan Washington DC area, Good Counsel has a long history in helping students to launch impressive careers since 1958.

Our international students have won seats in student government; achieved perfect scores on AP exams; become star players at the various sports and more (athletic eligibility or participation is not guaranteed). Through Model UN, Travel Learning and International Student admissions, Good Counsel's Global Programs strives to help our students to make an even deeper impact in the world.

Our class of 2018 is getting into Yale, Columbia, Cornell, U Penn, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and more. In addition, 100% of our graduating international students are attending top 100 universities in the US, plus Chinese University of Hong Kong, a top ranking university in Asia.

Only 12-20 seats will be available each school year. Start your application today for consideration.

Notable Alumni

  • United States Ambassador to Australia John Berry ’77
  • The youngest Olympic Wrestling Champion in the US History Kyle Snyder '15
  • Vice Chair of Ernst & Young Richard Jeanneret '79
  • Commanding Officer of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman Ryan Scholl '83
  • Lockheed Martin executive Martin T. Stanislav '82
  • Hollywood movie star Rick Yune '89

Ideal Location

A 45-minute drive from American's capital, Olney was ranked as the 17th best place to live by Money Magazine in 2007 and as the 22nd "top-earning Town" in America in 2013. Safe and prosperous, Olney is conveniently located near three international airports and several renowned universities including:

  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • George Washington University

School Achievements

Good Counsel has won twice the prestigious Blue Ribbon Awards given by the US Secretary of Education. Our college acceptance rate is nearly 100% every year. 2018 is our first year having graduating international students, early admissions include;

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Hong Kong University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Recent College Admittance

Brown University
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
The George Washington University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University

Northwestern University
Notre Dame University
Princeton University
Stanford University
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania
Wake Forest University
Yale University

Global Programs Features

Global Programs was established in 2014 and now serves 34 international students from 8 countries, about 3% of the school population of 1240 students, featuring:

  • Dedicated counselors
  • Peer mentors
  • ESL courses
  • 24/7 parent portal
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SEPT - OCT, 2019 | Spain, Germany, Vietnam

JAN - FEB, 2020 | China, Japan, Korea

MAR - April, 2020 | Brazil, Turkey

GC Fast Facts

  • Top colleges admittance, including Princeton, Harvard and Yale
  • Small number of international students: less than 4% (only 15-20 seats each year)
  • Small student-to-teacher ratio: 13:1
  • Teachers with advanced degrees: 75%
  • iPad Ratio: 1:1 | Entire campus is wifi enabled
  • Within 45 minute drive from the US Capitol and three International Airports
  • Named Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by US Department of Education.
  • Located in Olney, ranked the 17th Best Place to live in the US by Money Magazine.
  • Providing host families for housing.

Yihung Mohs
Director of Global Programs

Office: 240-283-3272
Cell: 240-515-8983
Gina McBean-Linton
International Student Life Coordinator

Office: 240-283-3341
Cell: 240-393-9872


SEP 11: Shadow visits begin

OCT 8: Parent information night

OCT 27: Open House

DEC 7: HSPT Exam

DEC 13: STEM / IB / Early Decision deadline

DEC 16 - 17: Agent Tours (registration required)

JUNE 1, 2020: Online training begins

AUG 2, 2020: Orientation begins

AUG 25, 2020: First day of school

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