Grades: K-8 | 445 students
Our Lady of Good Counsel is a parochial school for children in Kindergarten through grade eight.
The school has a long standing reputation for excellence in academics and a caring, family environment which facilitates learning and the child's spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.
OLGC School provides a Christian education that is intended to make one's faith a living, conscious, and active one through the light of instruction.
The integration of religious truth and values with life is the focal point of the curriculum.
As part of its educational program, OLGC School strives for academic excellence, encourages appreciation of the fine arts, fosters self respect and respect for all life, and attempts to develop responsibility for the total community.
We at Our Lady of Good Counsel School have the mission to provide an excellent Catholic education primarily for the children of our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, and on a space available basis, to non-parish students willing to commit to our philosophy of education.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Awards||Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005|
|Total Students||445 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 26%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||22 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||21:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||25 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition based upon number of enrolled students per family.|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Tennis, Track and FieldBasketball, Tennis,
Track and Field
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||16 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Altar Servers, Art Club, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Computer Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, LEGO League, Literary & Art Magazine, Science Club, Spirit Store, Student Council, Wildcat Tales Newspaper, Yearbook Staff Altar Servers, Art Club, Band, Boy Scouts, Chess Club, Choir, Computer Club, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, LEGO League, Science Club, Spirit Store, Yearbook Staff, Literary & Art Magazine,
Wildcat Tales Newspaper,
The campus is located on 25 acres in a neighborhood setting in Northern Virginia.
The school includes:
The school includes:
- 19 classrooms (2 classrooms per grade and 3 kindergartens), a computer lab, science lab, library, music room, band room, art room, resource room, gymnasium, cafeteria, playground, and playing fields.
- OLGC students have access to the following technology: a computer lab with Windows 8 desktops, the school-wide network, the Internet, desktops,laptops, netbooks, Chromebooks and iPads, wireless access, and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms and specialty areas. All Middle School students use iPads which are pre-loaded with e-textbooks, software and apps required for our program.
- The curriculum is supported by and students have access to an online library catalog, Power School, the Accelerated Reader program, Discovery School streaming video, and various other online programs.
- Students attend a liturgical service such as Mass or a prayer service each week.
- Our school has 35 faculty members, many with advanced degrees. Instructional aides assist in the primary grades. Limited small group instruction for students with learning disabilities is available. Standardized testing is administered three times per year to students in grades 3-7. Students in grades 5 and 8 take the ACRE (Religion test). All students in grade 8 take the High School Placement Test which is the admissions test for Catholic high schools in the area.
- Students are transported by car, walk, and bicycle to school. Students bring their lunch to school and milk is sold on a yearly basis. A vendor-provided lunch is available for an extra charge on Thursdays throughout the school year.
- The Extra-Curricular Activities Program (ECAP) is available from 3-6pm after school. Other enrichment opportunities include Art Club, Band, Chorus, Chess Club, Computer Club, Science Club, Dance, Lego League, Wildcat Chat School Newspaper, Yearbook Club, Literary & Art Magazine, Student Council, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, House League Basketball, CYO Basketball, CYO Tennis, and CYO Track & Field.
- Community service activities vary each year but also include food drives, Christmas Giving Tree and Adopt-a-Family, performances for seasoned citizens and various fundraising activities.
- Special events include Gr 4 Colonial Day, Gr 3 State Fair Day, Gr 6 Medieval Day, band and choir concerts, Gr 1 Mother's Day Tea, Gr 5 Biography Day, Muffins for Moms, Donuts for Dads, International Day, and Health & Wellness Day.