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State

Maryland

Number of Students

1,237

Accepting Students to Grades

9-11

ESL Programs

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

Private Day School – Olney , Maryland

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is a coeducational, private Catholic secondary school in the Washington D.C. area. The top-ranked school enrolls a large student body in grades 9 to 12, including a select group of international students. They offer students a college preparatory curriculum, the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and the fine arts programs.

FACILITIES
The campus boasts a performing arts center, 52 acres of athletic fields, more than ten science labs, a dance studio, two weight rooms, two gymnasiums, a football stadium with a turf field, and 50 classrooms wired with Apple TV/Smartboards.

SPORTS AND ARTS
A superior athletic program has seen students go on to the Olympics, and is recognized for the performances by individual students in track and field, golf and baseball.
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School has an outstanding arts program that connects students with professional artists through workshops, mentorships and community-based activities.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Receiving a U.S. Blue Ribbon Educational Award from the U.S. Secretary of Education twice, Our Lady of Good Counsel has a college acceptance rate of nearly 100 percent; with 30 percent of those graduates accepted to Ivy League schools, like Harvard and MIT. It was also named one of America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post in 2017.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
In 2013, the small town of Onley was ranked the 22nd Best Place to Live in the U.S. by Money Magazine. The historic town has a population of around 34,000 residents and is located 45-minutes from Washington D.C. In D.C. students can visit iconic sites including The Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space, The Natural History Museum, the Lincoln Memorial and The White House.

Area Population: 34,000
City Website: City of Olney

Dates
Estimated Fall Start: Late August
Estimated Fall End: Mid-January
Estimated Spring Start: Mid-January
Estimated Spring End: Early June

School Facts

School Founded

1958

Student Population

Co-Educational

Number of Students

1,237

Accepting Students to Grades

9-11

Teacher/Student Ratio

1:13

Average Class Size

22

ESL Programs

Yes

IB Programs

Yes

Offers Diploma Year Program

No

School Uniform

Yes

Campus Size

50 Acres

Religious Affiliation

Catholic

SAT Average (Out of 1600)

1250

Foreign Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

University Acceptance Rate

100%

Arts

  • Choral
  • Dance
  • Music - Instrumental
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts

AP Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government and Politics
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • United States Government and Politics
  • United States History
  • World History

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Anime
  • Broadcast Technology
  • Chinese Culture
  • Computer
  • Cooking
  • Equestrian
  • Fishing
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Games Club
  • Global Development
  • Guitar
  • Hip Hop
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations
  • Philosophy
  • Ski and Snowboard
  • Speech & Debate
  • UNICEF
  • Yoga

School Location

Partial List of College and University Acceptances

Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Columbia University, Duke University, Drexel University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Villanova University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wake Forest University, Yale University

Closest International and Local Airports: Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
For Details Visit Website: Our Lady of Good Counsel High School

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