St. Gabriel’s Catholic School educates children in a Christ-centered environment that fosters character formation through scholastic excellence and physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
The St. Gabriel’s community will flourish by providing a superior educational experience in a loving Catholic environment that calls forth excellence in the lives of our students.
“The St. Gabriel’s Community” is comprehensive. It includes students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff working together as essential practitioners within St. Gabriel’s. Our success is mutually dependent. It is essential to grow continually as individuals, as a school, and as a community. St. Gabriel’s enhances not only skills that are related to knowing how to do things, but also skills that apply to living alongside others and growing as human beings.
St. Gabriel's Oath
I will embrace the virtue of prudence; it gives me the judgment to make good choices. I will exhibit the virtue of temperance; it enables me to control my actions. I will display the virtue of justice; it teaches me to treat others fairly. I will model the virtue of fortitude; it gives me the courage to do what is right. I ask you, God, for the grace to live these virtues daily.
We watched our child's focus shift from self to others.
“Flourish” is the story of St. Gabriel's. To Flourish is to grow and develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment. It describes the vibrancy and health of our school. It is essential both as the foundation for growth and to the delivery of a superior educational experience.
“A Superior Educational Experience” is a call to excellence. It is the product of instructional expertise, outstanding teachers, staff and facilities, ethical leadership, authentic knowledge of every student, rich partnerships with parents, unparalleled service, and a vibrant community.
“Catholic Environment” recognizes Christ as the foundation of the whole educational experience at St. Gabriel’s. His revelation gives new meaning to life and helps us to direct our thoughts, actions, and will, according to the Gospel, making the beatitudes our norm of life. St. Gabriel’s embraces a wider understanding of all knowledge, offering young people an integral education as well as assistance in discovering their personal freedom, which is a gift from God.
“Loving”… charity (or love) refers to the theological virtue by which we are to love God above all things and our neighbor as ourselves. The apostle Paul tells us that love is the greatest of the theological virtues. We respect each student as an integral person and help to develop a multiplicity of skills that enrich each person. We live and model the Cardinal Virtues: Prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. We are a community whose values are communicated through the interpersonal relationships of our students, families, teachers, coaches, and staff.
We are committed to “Calling Forth The Excellence” God places in each of us, helping our students discover and grow their unique gifts and talents while opening their hearts to God’s plan for how to best use them.
Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) compliance is required of all clergy, religious, seminarians, diocesan employees, parish and Catholic school employees, and adult lay persons who volunteer in ministry with minors or vulnerable adults; or in any ministry, program or organization that serves youth or vulnerable adults in any manner, or functions at a time and place where they are typically present. To be compliant, one submits an EIM Application for Ministry (one time only) and attends an EIM Workshop every three years. Contact your parish/school EIM site administrator or go to www.austindiocese.org/eim-compliance to learn more about the EIM Application and EIM Workshop.
If you are a victim of sexual abuse and have concerns regarding your attendance at a workshop, please contact Emily Hurlimann at (512) 949-2447 to discuss an alternative workshop arrangement.
The Diocese of Austin is committed to preventing harm from happening to any of our children or vulnerable adults. Go to www.austindiocese.org/ (or call the EIM Office at 512-949-2447) to learn what to do, and how to report, if you suspect sexual or physical abuse and/or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult; and what to do if the suspected abuse is by clergy, or an employee or volunteer of any diocesan parish, school or agency.
Schools within the Diocese of Austin do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in: (i) the admission of students; (ii) the offerings of rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally made available to their students; or (iii) the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, loan programs, athletic programs, employment practices or policies, or other school-administered programs.