A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

Be who you are and be that well

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.


Co-Director: Mrs. Valerie Harnisch - Bio
Co-Director: Mrs. Laura Wood - Bio

For general questions, issues and feedback please send an e-mail to Preschool Directors.

Our Lady of Good Counsel offers a balanced approach to education, developing faith-filled, life-long learners, through a play-based and developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Our Program

Our preschool staff will have full access to the resources of both our school and church communities. Each class will have a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher with a maximum of 13-15 students.

A typical day will include activities that foster pre-reading, writing and math readiness skills in a play-based environment. Open-ended art activities, faith formation, outdoor play and rest time will also be included. Our preschoolers will enjoy music and movement activities and hands-on science experiences. We will participate in Chapel times, and visit the elementary school for library time and other designated activities.

Preschool Location

Our preschool classrooms will be located in the lower level of DeSales Hall. This area consists of four large classrooms, a music room, restrooms, and a large lobby area. It offers a private entrance, plenty of indoor space to move and play and a dedicated outdoor playground. The adjacent parking lot allows for convenient and safe drop-off and pick-up.

Snacks and Lunch

Daily snacks, including juice and water, will be provided to all students. Lunch, including a beverage, will be provided to full-day students, Dietary restrictions and food allergies will be taken into consideration.

Extended Care Hours

Arrangements for the Fall semester must be made by August 1, 2018. OLGC will provide two options for those families who need extended care. Early drop-off will be available beginning at 7:30 am each morning for an additional cost of $15 per day. After school care will be available until 5:00 pm for an additional cost of $20 per day. All extended care will be reserved on a semester basis. Drop-in options will not be available unless in case of emergencies.


Students will be required to wear a uniform consisting of shorts and a gym shirt for the fall and spring, and sweatpants and sweatshirt for the winter months. This is consistent with our elementary school P.E. uniforms. Shoes should be closed-toe athletic shoes appropriate for play indoors and outdoors.

OLGC School At-A-Glance