CELEBRATING OVER 60 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION!

Convinced of the Church’s teaching that Jesus Christ alone fully reveals what it means to be human, our philosophy at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School is to:

• Instruct and nurture our students in their faith journey by promoting a Christian atmosphere of love, respect, personal responsibility, and social concern.
• Be a school where the life of faith is the driving force behind every activity.
• Provide a sound Catholic and academic foundation that encourages faith-based intellectual inquiry for future achievement in all areas of life.
• Challenge each student to use their God-given talents to achieve personal excellence.
• Provide a place where each child is valued for their God-given uniqueness.

CURRICULUM

STUDENT-CENTERED CLASSROOMS

OLGC Parish School is committed to academic excellence.  We offer an exceptional education that helps each student identify and foster his or her own talents.  We adhere to the rigorous and diverse curriculum requirements of the Archdiocese of Detroit which can be found here

OLGC Parish School is striving to be accessible to every student who desires a Catholic education at our school.  You may learn more about our Student Support Program here.

Core Curriculum:

  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Language Arts

Enrichment Programs:

  • Music
  • Media Center (Library/iMac Computer Lab)
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Leadership
  • Choir

Middle School and Junior High Enrichment:

  • Advanced Art
  • Advanced Team Sports
  • Advanced Technology
  • Band
  • Journalism/Yearbook
  • Study Skills

FAITH CURRICULUM

OLGC Parish School follows the AOD Catholic School Religion Curriculum which was recently formatted through the lens of the three-fold dimension of the Christian life – Encounter, Grow, Witness.   Each grade has curriculum modules.  Modules in the Encounter phase aim to evangelize the children, not merely teach the topic of evangelization.  These modules are more experiential in nature to help children encounter the risen Christ and be invited to enter into a life of discipleship.  The modules in the Grow phase are more doctrinal in nature while the Witness modules focus on how to live in faith in day-to-day life.

  • Weekly school Mass
  • Weekly chapel time
  • Monthly Adoration
  • Retreats
  • Kerygma 4 Kids lessons
  • Daily religion class
  • PK-2 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Gospel values permeate into all subjects
  • Seasonal Traditions: Advent, Lent, Easter, Christmas and Marian celebrations
  • Daily morning and afternoon prayer and reflection
  • Sacrament Preparation
  • School-wide and personal opportunities for service
  • Emphasis on Social Justice
  • *Discipleship Small Groups
  • *Crusader for Life
  • Choir
  • *Middle School and Junior High only

At OLGC Parish School, we are “proudly Catholic;” however, students of all faiths are warmly welcomed. 

LEADER IN ME

The Leader in Me process not only impacts the leadership and culture of a school, but has a positive influence on academics by activating student-led learning.

Students learn the importance of goal setting, and they regularly set and monitor personal, spiritual, and academic goals. Students maintain a leadership notebook where they gather their best work, track their leadership qualities, academic progress, goal achievements, walk with Jesus, and more. Students are empowered with responsibility and ownership for their learning, leadership, and academic performance by holding regularly scheduled conferences formally with their parents and informally with their accountability partner. During student-led conferences, students learn the process of self-evaluation, and develop organizational and oral communication skills, developing self-confidence.