About Us

St. Gabriel Catholic School opened in 1958 with a kindergarten class held in the church sacristy. The current St. Gabriel School and Parish Center building was dedicated on December 8, 1992. Our beautiful building houses kindergarten through 5th grades and also contains a media center, computer lab, a dedicated enrichment classroom (LEAP), gymnasium, cafeteria, teacher resource center and an art room.

St. Gabriel Catholic School strives to offer our students a challenging and balanced curriculum that will offer a strong academic foundation with opportunities for success in each subject area. In addition, we provide a sound Catholic religion program that will deepen each student's relationship with God through participation in the sacraments, personal prayer, liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations. We encourage parental involvement in school functions and activities and see this involvement as a way to strengthen our families. The St. Gabriel PTO is made up entirely of volunteers.  The PTO coordinates numerous events and programs that enrich our school and make it a vibrant community. All parent volunteers, school staff, and faculty must participate in an important program called Protecting God’s Children.

The school day begins at 7:55 AM with prayers and announcements. First dismissal of grades K-2 is at 2:20 PM with announcements and prayers. Second dismissal for grades 3-5 is at 2:40 PM. Before school care is available (at no charge) beginning at 7:00 AM daily. An after-school enrichment program is offered from 2:50 PM to 6:00 PM on school days for a fee.

Facts about our Faculty and Staff:

  • 71% of our faculty has a Master’s Degree
  • 69% of our faculty & staff have children that currently attend or have graduated from the MACS system
  • 4 of our current teachers are alumni of St. Gabriel and graduated from CCHS
    15 of our current faculty have been awarded a MACS Foundation grant during their career at St. Gabriel
  • Both of our full time Learning Support teachers are trained in Orton Gillingham

  
Faculty/Staff Profile:
Classroom Teachers: 23
Specials Teachers:  8
Learning Support & Counselors:  6
Assistant Teachers:    19
Full-Time Faculty:  39
Student Faculty Ratio:  15:1
Average Years Teaching:  13
Percent holding Advanced Degrees:  71
Percent from Foreign Countries:  7
Staff:  6
Part-Time Nurses:  2
Administrators:  2
 
Grants for Educational Excellence
At St. Gabriel, our faculty and staff are the backbone of the education we provide.  Many of our staff have received grants to enhance the education in our classrooms. These grants are a part of the Grants for Educational Excellence which is a program for teachers sponsored by the MACS Education Foundation to recognize and support creative initiatives in the classroom.  

These grants include:
Science to the Letter
Resource Center K-2
Resource Center 3-5
Authors and Illustrators
School Yard Habitat; "...And Justice for All"
Illustory Books
Book Clubs
Building Common Ground
Cameras used as Tools for Language, Arts, and Science
Think-Pair-Share Literature Circle
Mathematics in Action
Ancient Cultures and the Early Church
Write Brain Computer Program
Broadcast/Communications Center
Picture This
Hear See & Do Math
The Just Right Leveled Class



Faculty and Staff
Meet our principal and assistant principal, see our faculty and staff profile, and learn about some of the classroom Grants for Education Excellence we have received.

Faith
Learn about the ways we integrate our Catholic faith into our curriculum.

Community Service
Find information on some of the ways we serve our community.

MACS
Access information on our regional Catholic school system and services it provides for St. Gabriel, including After School Care and bus service.