About Us

Our Mission

The mission of Our Lady of Good Counsel School is to create a Christ centered environment that offers a firm foundation in basic education, and emphasizes the dignity and self worth of the person in relation to God, family, school, and community.

Motto

Together with Christ, what we Believe, we can Achieve!

Philosophy

The philosophy of Our Lady of Good Counsel School is based on the Gospel principles of message, community, worship, and service. The school views itself as a living faith community committed to the goals of a Roman Catholic education.

Our Lady of Good Counsel School supports the Declaration on Christian Education which states that parents are the primary educators of their children. The faculty and staff are privileged to assist the parents in their tremendous responsibility of providing an education in the Roman Catholic tradition.

History

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.

Our most recent accreditation was in March 2011, and Our Lady received its third 6 year term.