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. A year-at-a-glance overview of each grade level’s and each specialty course’s curriculum is included below:

Kinder-garten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Art Band Music PE Spanish

 

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 is committed to increasing and diversifying the use of classroom technology. St. Gabriel has equipped each of its classrooms with updated SmartBoards, a Smart Table, tablet carts for kindergarten–2nd grade, and Chromebooks for grades 3–8, with 1:1 for the 5th-8th grade class. Core skills in Windows, MS Office, Google and digital citizenship are gained 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.