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St. Anselm’s Abbey School

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School is a Catholic, co-educational school that inspires students to excel, serve and love. Rooted in the Xaverian values of compassion and trust, Good Counsel provides a supportive environment in which students grow academically, personally and spiritually. Academics: • Advanced Placement: 18 courses • Global Programs: exchange trips, classes, clubs • International Baccalaureate: 33 courses • Ryken: for students with mild learning differences • STEM: top 3% of Project Lead the Way schools; Community: • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program • Service curriculum, local and international • Spiritual retreats and Mass offerings • Small group advisories; Excellence: • 89% of faculty hold advanced degrees • 2019 college scholarship offerings > $34.7 million • 12 consecutive DC/MD/VA Speech and Debate Team titles • 67 WCAC titles in the past decade • Award-winning instrumental and choral programs; Facilities: • 51-acre campus in Olney opened 2007 • 650+ seat Performing Arts Center opened 2016 • State-of-the-art STEM lab opened 2018 • New turf field, baseball stadium and track

Grades: 9-12

Gender: Co-ed

Total number of students: 1,200+

Average class size:  19

Student/teacher ratio: 13:1

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Average SAT score: 1431 Top 25%

Tuition: $24,215

Uniform: Yes

Bus transportation: Yes

Number of AP courses offered: 18

Number of International Baccalaureate courses offered: 33

Number of Honors courses offered: 50

Students scoring 3+ on AP exams: 100%

Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshmen sports: 54

State of the Art STEM Lab: Opened 2018

Theater productions per year: 2

Music ensembles: 11

Founded: 1958