Elementary School (K-5)

The K-8 curriculum is sequential in all areas and students are exposed to a wide variety of cross-curricular learning activities. Language Arts (Reading, English, Spelling, and Phonics), Math, Science, Social Studies, Religion, Spanish, Computer Technology, Music, Physical Education, Art, Science Lab, and Library are taught in all grades.

The classroom teachers teach Religion on a daily basis with a goal of cultivating students who "Live Jesus" through both word and deed. Students attend Mass each Wednesday and on Holy Days, and celebrate the sacrament of Penance in Advent and Lent. Students prepare special programs for our liturgies and participate as servers, lectors, and vocalists.

Special events include 100th Day Celebration, Thanksgiving Prayer Service, Mother’s Day Tea, State Fair Day, Colonial Day, Biography Day, International Day, and Field Day & Wellness Day.

Students also participate in a variety of field trips that in the past have included a walking tour of Vienna, the National Zoo, performances at the Kennedy Center, Colvin Run Mill, Frying Pan Park, Jamestown and Yorktown, and Gunston Hall.

There are many other School Traditions.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Curriculum follows the guidelines set forth by the
Arlington Diocese Office of Catholic Schools.