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.

Student Life

In our efforts to develop the whole child, OLGC School not only provides an excellent academic program but also offers after school clubs and extra-curricular activities to further enrich our students' experience. We also offer after school classes taught by vendors who contract with our school.

Altar Servers

Visit the Liturgical Ministries webpage for info.

Athletics

Visit Athletics webpages for info.

Band

Band

Participates in the Diocesan Band Program and is available for grades 4-8. Lessons are given on a rotating basis during school hours. Full band practice is held after school for one hour each week. There is a separate fee charged for this program and is independently managed by the instructor. For more information contact, the school office.

Choir

Choir

The OLGC Student Choir is open to all students grades 1-8. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 3-4 PM; the choir is responsible for singing the music at our weekly Wednesday Masses, and cantors are selected each week from this group. For more information contact Michael Sparrow, the music teacher, at msparrow@olgcschool.org

Community Service - Our Faith In Action

Community Service-Faith In Action

Community Service is one way our students put their faith into action. Our service projects vary from year to year based upon the needs of our local community and availability of projects with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales both nationally and internationally. We incorporate community service into some of our school events, like the collection of

canned food at our Halloween Trunk or Treat night, as well as Out of Uniform Day donations and direct participation in projects such as Share-A-Meal. Projects we have completed thus far in this school year include:

  • Share-A-Meal Thanksgiving Dinner Boxes for Clearview ES
  • Christmas Giving Tree sponsored by grades K - 5
  • Christmas Adopt-a-Family sponsored by Middle School grades
  • Donation to American Cancer
  • Society
  • Halloween candy for the military
  • Donation to Children's
  • Hospital Medical Center
  • Collection of canned food for local food banks at Trunk or Treat
  • Participation in the Food for Others Power Packs program for FCPS students

Faith in Action News

Examples of Past Community Service Projects:

  • Sponsor students at Ecole Modern School in Haiti http://www.lahaiti.org
  • Philippine Typhoon Relief
  • Collection of Books for Nativity Prep
  • Donations to SuperStorm Sandy Victims
  • Adopt-a-Family Program for NY families whose houses were destroyed on Long Island
  • Baby Bottle Drive to provide funds for the Alexandria Pregnancy Help Center (Sanctity of Life Ministries) to be used for the training of staff, the purchase of ultrasound equipment, and renovations to the clinic as needed.
  • Support of the Banica Mission
  • Heavenly Hats Foundation

Scouting

Visit the Parish Fellowship webpage for more info.

Yearbook Club

Yearbook

The Yearbook Club is open to 7th & 8th graders.

  • Students are involved with photography, proofreading, sales, layout and other items that go into creating a yearbook.
  • Students are trained on the yearbook software and receive some basic photography instruction.
  • The Yearbook Club meets on an as-needed basis with email dialogue between meetings.
  • Staffer assignments will include both in school and at home activities.
  • Send photos to OLGC Yearbook.

Youth Ministry - Jr. High

Visit the Jr. High Youth Ministry webpage for more info.

Vendor Sponsored After School Activities

MONDAYS

SILVER KNIGHTS CHESS (Grades K-6)
Location:  SCIENCE LAB
Sep 30 – Jan 13   (No class Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 23) 3:05 -4:05 PM
$234 for 13 weeks
Contact:  Ashley Smurthwaite, ashley@skenrichment.com  Register at https://skenrichment.com/

YOGA, Mindfulness & Movement for Kids    Fall Session (K- Gr 2)
Location:  Gym Lobby
Sep 16 - Nov 25 (No Oct 7, 14 & Nov 11) 3-3:50 pm
$180 for 8 weeks (make check payable to Deanna Busteed)
Contact:  Deanna Busteed, deannaconte@yahoo.com    Registration due Sep 13

POWER U is available 5 days a week (max of 20 students per session)
Location:  OLGC Grounds & Music Rm 
Camp is held on days when OLGC School is in session 3-5 pm
1 day/wk $99 per month, 2 days/wk $199 per month, 3 days/wk $299 per month, 5 days/wk $399 per month
Contact:  Ken Tyrrell  Register at https://www.powerukids.com

TUESDAYS

SILVER KNIGHTS ROBOTICS - Critters & Creatures (Grades 1-6)
Location:  SCIENCE LAB 
Oct 1 – Nov 19   3:05 -4:05 PM
$204 for 8 weeks
Contact:  Ashley Smurthwaite   ashley@skenrichment.com  Register at https://skenrichment.com/

DANCE & THEATER (Boys & Girls Grades K-2)
Location:  Gym Lobby
Sep 17- Nov 5    3-4 pm
$135
A combination class of Jazz dance, theater, and storytelling fun! In the dance portion, children will learn the basic steps of Jazz dance including a choreographed routine. They will also learn about the importance of warming up your muscles and will practice different stretching exercises. In the theater portion, children will play various acting games using movement, sound, and their imaginations. They will also act out favorite fairytales through movement and improvisation.
Contact:  Nikki Stezin  nikkistezin@yahoo.com

CANCELLED due to lack of participation
VIP KIDS IMMERSION PROGRAM Level 1 Beginners (Grades 1-8)
Location:  Spanish Room Upstairs 
Sep 17 -Dec 3 (class missed due to weather made up on Dec 10) 3-4 pm 
$250 for 10 sessions       
Contact:  Maritza Sosaya, viennaimmersionprogram@gmail.com

POWER U (See description above)

WEDNESDAYS

CANCELLED due to lack of participation
VIP KIDS IMMERSION PROGRAM Level II Intermediate to Advanced (Grades 1-8)
Location:  Spanish Room Upstairs
Sep 18 -Dec 4 (if class missed due to weather made up on Dec 11)  3-4 pm                
$250 for 10 weeks
Contact:  Maritza Sosaya, viennaimmersionprogram@gmail.com

MAPLE ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCING – Introduction to Irish Dancing (Grades K-5)
Location:  Gym Lobby
Oct 2 – Dec 11 (No class on Oct 23, Nov 17, Dec 4) 3-4 pm                
$200 for 8 weeks
Website:  www.mapleirishdance.com Contact:  mapleirishdancing@gmail.com

POWER U (See description above)

THURSDAYS

SILVER KNIGHTS CODING - Mazes & Monsters   (Grades 2-6)
Location:  SCIENCE LAB
Oct 3 – Nov 21   (No class Oct 24) 3:05 -4:05 PM   
$204 for 8 weeks
Register at www.skenrichment.com
Contact:  Ashley Smurthwaite, ashley@skenrichment.com  Register at https://skenrichment.com/

POWER U (See description above)

FRIDAYS

POWER U (See description above)