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.


Grades K - 5

Ms. Laura Clark Bio

¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español!

The diocese philosophy on world languages is to "teach listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture with emphasis on communication. To expose students to the richness of other languages and civilizations, strengthen thinking skills, and support the native language of the student."


Kindergarten Spanish

Students learn basic Spanish through play, song, crafts.

Students will meet once a week with their Spanish teacher and engage in some fun learning.

1st - 5th Grades


  • Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and preferences, and exchange ideas and opinions.
  • Students understand and interpret written and spoken communication on a variety of topic.
  • Students present information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners and readers on a variety of topics.


  • Students will gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
  • Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its culture
Reading & Writing (4-5)
  • Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
  • Students in 4th grade will begin reading several short stories and answer questions related to those stories. 
  • Students in 5th grade will read their first Spanish novel La Perezosa Impaciente by Mira Canion. They will write Spanish reflections on the story and apply the new vocabulary to other lessons.