St. Gabriel’s Catholic School
Published on: March 15, 2021
kids working on a makerspace project

St. Gabriel’s Catholic School provides an extraordinary private school experience for Pre-K 3 through 8th grade students on a beautiful 36-acre campus in Southwest Austin. With an outstanding faculty, small class sizes, and an emphasis on knowing each child, St. Gabriel’s truly offers something more for what matters most: your children.

Through a vigorous curriculum and meaningful character formation opportunities, each student is prepared to be next generation thought leaders, often becoming “problem finders”, not just “problem solvers.” Our dedicated faculty and staff is passionate about challenging our students to fulfill their potential as scholars as well as global citizens. This innovative approach to developing the whole child is something that sets St. Gabriel’s apart.

Using an evidence-based approach to teaching and learning—called Social Emotional Learning (SEL)—our highly-trained teachers help students develop healthy emotions and strong social connections. To assist in SEL skill delivery, we follow the guiding principles of a Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs, as well as the RULER program, created by the Institute for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University. Through SEL, students gain skills in five competencies that researchers agree are essential to success in school and life: social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, self-management, and self-awareness.

SEL is the guiding lens upon which we base academic, discipline and guidance decisions and the binding approach to everything we do. Our teachers work to integrate SEL practices into the curriculum seamlessly throughout the day. Through SEL, students develop skills of perseverance and resiliency to face academic or personal adversity; learn how to handle peer pressure; stand up for beliefs when challenged; form close secure relationships; and become active global citizens who make a difference in our world.

With an unparalleled STEAM program, a no-cut athletics policy, a nationally recognized foreign language program, and a commitment to service learning , our students receive a robust academic advantage and meaningful formation opportunities.

As coding is now introduced to our Pre-K 3 students, and with competitive robotics beginning in 3rd grade, this is only one example of how St. Gabriel’s students are well equipped for a successful future. They are not only strong digital citizens, they are also kind and collaborative leaders, peers, and friends.

In a world with countless influences, many children struggle to find their way. At St. Gabriel’s, we are passionate about knowing our students and work diligently to support and guide them as they explore the world around them.

Bring your children, and experience the St. Gabriel’s difference. Something more is truly possible! For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact or 512-327-7755.