Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is the largest co-educational Catholic high school in Maryland. Located between Baltimore and Washington D.C., Good Counsel provides a college preparatory education rooted in the Catholic, Christian values of the Xaverian Brothers.
Serving the greater Washington metropolitan area for more than 60 years, Good Counsel--as the school is known--was founded in 1958 by the Xaverian Brothers as a Catholic high school for boys. After thirty years, the school became co-educational in 1988 and continued to serve an expanding student body at the Wheaton location. Over the decades at the Wheaton campus, enrollment continued to grow, as did the need for a larger, more modern facility. In 2007, the school relocated from Wheaton to its current, cutting-edge campus in Olney.
The school is fully accredited by the State of Maryland and dually accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools (AIMS) and the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. Good Counsel has twice been named a "Blue Ribbon School of Excellence" by the U.S. Department of Education. It is a member of the College Entrance Examination Board, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA),and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
Today, Good Counsel has a diverse student body with 51% students of color and an enrollment of over 1200 students. The school has an exceptional faculty with 89% holding advanced degrees. For the 2022-23 school year, tuition is set at $27,900.
Following a successful, 12-year tenure of President, Good Counsel begins its search for its next visionary school leader who will begin in July 2023. The President reports to a self-perpetuating Board of Directors and has key responsibilities in the areas of mission-stewardship, philanthropy, strategic vision and direction, and leadership of a high-level team of capable administrators.
While the position description and detailed search prospectus are being prepared, interested candidates can begin exploring this exciting educational leadership opportunity immediately by contacting Kyle Pietrantonio at [email protected] All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated with the highest degree of confidentiality and with the greatest respect.
Kyle M. Pietrantonio, Partner
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