Our Lady of Good Counsel School is a Catholic Parish Elementary School which opened in September of 1964. At present, the school provides classes for Preschool 3 year olds through the eighth grade. The school had been staffed at its inception by the Franciscan Sisters, the Sisters of the Third Franciscan Order, Syracuse, New York, and is presently staffed with qualified lay teachers. The spirit of St. Francis of Assisi has been a marked element of the educational principles guiding the faculty and staff in their efforts to impart Christian education to the children of the school.
Our Preschool, Morning, and After School Programs are licensed by the State of Hawaii. In 1998 and again in 2004, our school was also accredited by two national organizations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Western Catholic Educational Association. We were blessed both times to have received a six year term of accreditation.
In July 2016, the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) has determined Our Lady of Good Counsel School meets the ACS WASC criteria for accreditation. The school is granted a Six-Year Accreditation Status through June 30, 2022.