Academics and Programs
Lower School Pre-K to 4th Grade
St. Gabriel’s is excited to introduce Austin’s premier Preschool program!

What is Junior Kindergarten at St. Gabriel’s?

Pre-Kindergarten prepares children for the demands of a challenging, Kindergarten curriculum while focusing on the unique developmental and academic needs of each child. Academic instruction is differentiated for each child by providing opportunities for emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth. Some preschool children may be at the earliest stages of phonemic awareness, letter recognition, and number sense while others are writing letters, exploring word formation, and solving basic math problems. In Pre-Kindergarten, each child learns academic concepts with a developmentally appropriate emphasis on process, not product.

How is the Junior Kindergarten structured?

We offer one class of Pre-K 3 and two concurrent classes of Pre-K 4. Both classes meet five days per week from 8am-1pm, with the option for students to stay until 3:30pm. Providing concurrent classes allows for two teachers per class with a small student-to-teacher ratio, increased opportunities to differentiate instruction, and grouping of sections by age, gender, and developmental or preschool academic needs. 

What is Extended-Day?

Extended-day is a full-day option available at an additional cost for Pre-Kindergarten. Children enrolled in Extended-day from three to five days per week will receive additional preschool academic enrichment from their Pre-K teachers until 3:30pm.

After 3:30pm, extended-day students will join the Saber Kids, which is a multi-grade after-care program that includes outdoor play, arts and crafts, games, and snack time for our Pre-K-Fourth Grade students.

Extended-day is open for enrollment at any point during the school year.

St. Gabriel's Catholic School

2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin, TX 78735
Phone 512-327-7755 
Fax 512-327-4334
Summer Hours June 3-July 26
Mon-Thurs 8:30am-3:30pm
Pre-K3 – 8th Grade
St. Gabriel's Catholic School is an Independent Catholic school in Austin TX, educating children in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school.