EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Our Lady of Good Counsel School – Moorestown, NJ

Award Year 2015

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Our Lady of Good Counsel School

23 West Prospect Avenue
Moorestown, NJ, 08057-3599

(856) 235-7885

Dr. Frank X McAneny, Principal at time of Nomination

Diocese of Trenton New Jersey

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Mission

To form young mind, hearts and hands in the image of Jesus spiritually, academically, physically, and socially through authentic Catholic teaching within a faith community of respect and compassion for others.
 

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 92%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
 

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OLGC blends strong academics with enrichment programs.

OLGC blends strong academics with enrichment programs.

Our Lady of Good Counsel School is located in Moorestown, New Jersey, a community rich in history within the state. We are part of the Diocese of Trenton and presently provide a Catholic education for 420 students in Prekindergarten 4 through Grade 8.

The Mission Statement for our school is to form young minds, hearts, and hands in the image of Jesus, spiritually, academically, physically, and socially through authentic Catholic teaching with respect and compassion for others.

Our overall focus is on blending our traditions with the demands inherent in being progressive. For example, students complete projects using Prezi presentation software, Symbaloo, and Glogster as well as learning coding skills. Cross content project-based learning combines student application of content from Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Art classes. Staff Development is focused on varied forms of Assessment, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, “Visualization and Verbalization”, and Writing Skills.

Enrichment programs provide opportunities for growth in non-academic areas. Students can participate in Student Council, Latin Club, Lego League, Art Club, Battle of the Books, Media Club, presentations on the in-school network: “W-OLGC TV” and sports scheduled for each season.

Students plan fundraising projects for local charities and food drives for community Food Banks. Our Twinning project connects us through on-site and distance contacts with students in Kingston, Jamaica.

By maintaining the blending of the traditional with 21st Century needs, we will accomplish our mission to prepare students to fulfill their responsibilities as contributing and responsible adults in our society.