Your child deserves the very best when it comes to a quality, private education. At St. Gabriel our degreed and certified teachers, along with the rigorous standards and curriculum, are designed to prepare your child for the challenges ahead in high school.

 CORE CURRICULUM

Math, Science, Language Arts (Phonics, English, Reading, and Spelling), Religion, and Social Studies round out a solid core curriculum at St. Gabriel. Additional details on grade-level academic, spiritual, social/emotional and overall curricular goals is available upon request.

ART

Exposure to a variety of media at each grade level including ceramics, wire, printmaking, charcoal, pastels, and painting. Student Art Fairs are in January (K–4) and April/May (5–8).

MUSIC

St. Gabriel’s music education program exposes students to music theory and history, fosters an appreciation of different musical genres and aims to increase cognitive development at the elementary education level. Every academic year features a new musical theme. Instrument instruction and use of classroom technology further propels St. Gabriel’s music program. Participation in the Archdiocesan Song Festival, Metro District 8, and St. Louis Symphony programs, and field trips. Classwork culminates in St. Gabriel’s standing-room only Winter and Spring vocal concert performances. Come hear what we’ve learned!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Focus on exercise, healthy living, and team games. Other activities include Jump Rope for Heart, Read/Right/Run, the Presidential Fitness Challenge, and an Annual Field Day.

SPANISH

Grades K–5 focus on vocabulary, common expressions, prayers, and Hispanic culture and celebrations while Grades 6–8 focus on more rigorous vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure and conversation.

TECHNOLOGY

St. Gabriel’s Technology Committee is committed to increasing and diversifying the use of classroom technology. St. Gabriel has equipped its classrooms with SmartBoards, a Smart Table, tablet carts for kindergarten–2nd grade, and Chromebooks for grades 3–8, with 1:1 for the 8th grade class. Core skills in Windows and MS Office are gained now through weekly class instruction.  Content-filtering and security reflect the fact that St. Gabriel believes that social maturity is needed to make good decisions in an information-rich world.