Good Counsel Academy Elementary, in the spirit of compassion
and guided by its Catholic heritage, educates, inspires, and
empowers each child, promoting life-long spiritual growth and
personal development while embracing diversity in partnership
with family and community.
Good Counsel Academy Elementary is a private Catholic school located in Southern Westchester County and sponsored by the
Sisters of the Divine Compassion.
It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges
and Schools and offers a quality education for children Pre-kindergarten through grade 8.
“It helps to get up in the morning and not have to think about what you’re going to wear,” said Maria, a ninth-grader who swims, plays soccer, and wears exactly what everybody else does at her high school in Washington, DC. Each school day, Maria dons an all-white oxford shirt, brown shoes, and a gray/maroon plaid skirt that has to be long enough to the touch the ground when she kneels. After school and on weekends, of course, all bets are off. Maria has a simple yet effective strategy: she borrows her friends’ clothes, typically baggy jeans.