Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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.
    • 2nd grade students during the Bread of Life Mass with Father Bud Roland

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.

The St. Gabriel's Vision

List of 5 frequently asked questions.

  • Flourish

    “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

    “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

    “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

    “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.
  • Calling Forth The Excellence

    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.

St. Gabriel's Core Values

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  • Integrity

    Toward Each Other (co-workers)
    We resolve conflicts early and in person.
    We fully commit our working lives to St. Gabriel’s.
    We are accountable for our choices.
    We do what we say we will do.
    We always assume best motives.

    Toward Our Students
    We do not engage in favoritism; every child is equally important.
    We do what is right.
    We rigorously protect their confidentiality.
    We embrace our responsibilities as role models.
    We embrace different styles of learning and diversity of ideas

    Toward Our Families
    We treat all families equitably.
    We keep our word.
    We do what is best for the child.
    We are always respectful.
    We always attribute best motives.
  • Caring

    For Each Other (co-workers)
    We treat each other with dignity and respect.
    We claim no special privileges with each other.
    We exhibit genuine interest in each other as human beings.
    We are kind, welcoming, and inclusive.
    We anticipate the needs of our colleagues.

    For Our Students
    We rigorously protect their safety.
    We exhibit genuine interest in them as human beings.
    We welcome them and greet them.
    We honor the uniqueness of every child.
    We have a servant’s heart.
    For Our Families
    We are empathetic to challenges parents face as children grow.
    We strive to know each family in a meaningful way.
    We respect and value their time.
    We honor and celebrate the dignity of their children.
    We greet and welcome them to campus.
  • Excellence

    For Each Other (co-workers)
    We share our experience and mentor each other.
    We hold ourselves and each other accountable.
    We give each other timely and well-considered responses.
    We constantly improve our performance through continuous learning.
    We are all personally committed to getting the job done.

    For Our Students
    We set a high bar and help them to achieve.
    We honor their work: work is returned promptly with corrections and remarks.
    We reject assigning busywork.
    We come prepared to teach and are fully present.
    We model our expectations in the way we treat students and each other.

    For Our Families
    We deliver real value.
    We exceed their expectations through extraordinary service and responsiveness.
    We give timely and well-considered responses to any request.
    We make deliberate efforts to understand their needs and concerns.
    We provide continuity through the longevity of our teachers and staff.

School Song

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  • St. Gabriel's Wings

    We are called in this life to be a strong and visible sign
    Of commitment to God’s family
    To show all the world with His love there is light
    We hear the call
    We honor His word and love one and all

    We learn sacred things
    In the fold of St. Gabriel’s Wings
    And know how to soar
    We reach for the stars and we touch them forevermore
    With these wings and Our Lord

    Under bright hill country skies
    We prepare for the best in our lives
    So determined to discover
    The powerful gifts God has given each child
    We share them all
    With courage and faith we answer His call


    We feel God’s love in all that we do each day
    We can’t thank Him enough
    For this gift of grace to know He has chosen us

    © 2001 Mary K. Shanahan & Renee French FLM Society Music, SESAC


List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM)

    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.
  • How to Report an Incident of Concern

    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.
  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    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.
St. Gabriel's Catholic School is an Independent Catholic school in Austin TX, educating children in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school.