A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

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Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School which has a long standing reputation for academic excellence and a caring environment which facilitates learning and spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.

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Life After OLGC

Faith Drives Mother-Daughter Special Ed Duo

Chris and Mary Desmarais (Class of 2002) are dedicated to helping students with intellectual disabilities thrive. They interrupt one another and finish each other's sentences. They laugh easily and cry every now and then. Chris and Mary Desmarais have the unmistakable dynamic of a strong mother-daughter relationship — one built on a common passion for special education and, most importantly, their Catholic faith.

A Journey Not Yet Finished  - 2015 PTO Essay Winner

As a curious young child, I was always very mindful and aware of my surroundings. I would study the color of the trees in the fall, observe the unique snowflakes that fell onto the window in the winter, and listen to the singing birds in the spring. Now that I am older, it is much more difficult to spend the time to notice all of these little things that surround me; it feels as if I'm only skimming a book instead of taking in every detail.

OLGC Class of 2013 & 2014 raise funds for Nativity Prep

Great things happen when students & families care. Fr. Brian Zumbrum (aka Deacon Brian) spent a short 6 months at OLGC, but his impact on OLGC students was much greater. The Class of 2013 & 2014 missed him and wanted to help his new school Nativity Prep.


Video Testimonial from Corinne, OLGC School Alumna

Video Testimonial from Christian, OLGC School Alumnus

A Dinner of Hope - 2016 PTO Essay Winner

If I had the opportunity to take Pope Francis out to dinner, there is no doubt where we would go. It is a special place, casually known as KHS. They do not take reservations, yet there are often long lines waiting for the chance to be there. KHS, you see, is not the monogram of a famous chef or celebrity. KHS stands for the Katherine Hanley Shelter.


I graduated from OLGC in June in 2014, and I am now attending Paul VI Catholic High School as a freshman. The transition was challenging at first because I was used to the friendly atmosphere of OLGC and how things worked there, and I didn't want to leave that behind. However, I soon became comfortable in my new home at Paul VI because of how well OLGC prepared me for the years to follow eighth grade.

Video Testimonial from Grace, OLGC School Alumna