St. Gabriel’s is a place where effort, problem solving and service are valued, and students are empowered to make thoughtful decisions and care for others. Our community enables students to become global citizens and leaders in the 21st century and to change the world through their faith, ideas, vision, and service.

Our Philosophy

St. Gabriel’s inspires our preschool, kindergarten, Lower School, and Middle School students to strengthen their minds and hearts in their quest for knowledge and excellence. Our school community supports and challenges students across grades and curricula to work to their full potential by:

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

    St. Gabriel's Catholic School integrates the teaching of emotional intelligence into daily life through Social Emotional Learning (SEL), which is fundamental to a child's social and emotional development, ethical development, citizenship, motivation to achieve, success and happiness.

    "SEL is a process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set, achieve, and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions." (

    All of our decisions, bot curricula and non-curricular, are made through the lens of our Catholic identity as it flows through SEL practice.
  • Differentiated Learning

    St. Gabriel's Catholic School develops each child's potential through the process of differentiated learning, where teachers use a variety of instructional strategies based on student readiness levels, interests and preferred mode of learning. Differentiation is achieved through workshop models in Language Arts and Math, as well as through Project-Based Learning and STEAM practices infused throughout all areas of curriculum.
  • Challenging and Enriched Curriculum

    Fosters scholastic achievement through a challenging and enriched curriculum in language arts, social studies, foreign language, math, history, geography, science, religion, music, fine and performing arts, and physical education.
  • Service Learning

    Provides rich, grade-level educational experiences and school-wide community service opportunities through service learning that combine academics with public service
  • Cardinal Virtues

    Models for all children the Cardinal virtues of Prudence (Sound Judgment), Justice (Responsibility), Fortitude (Personal Courage), and Temperance (Self-Mastery)
  • STEAM by Design

    Infuses STEAM by Design into the learning experience that enables students to practice problem-based, experiential learning and design thinking to create meaningful solutions for real-world problems.
  • Daily Physical Education and Inclusive Athletic Programs

    Teaches sportsmanship through daily physical education and inclusive athletic programs.
  • Health and Wellness 

    Provides a full-time counselor to meet the social and emotional needs of all children and families, as well as a full-time registered nurse to oversee the health and wellness policies and programs that ensure a healthy school environment.
  • Library Collection

    Houses a library collection of more than 25,000 books, multi-media items, resources and equipment for use by students, faculty and parents.
  • Student Support Services

    Provides support for students, teachers, and families for the learning paths of students who learn differently.
  • Technological Resources

    Provides best-in-class technological resources to support student learning, including a one-to-one laptop program, iPads, and tele-presence capabilities
  • Writing Emphasized Across the Curriculum

    Offering writing emphasized across the curriculum, which teaches children to use a higher level of thinking across subjects that challenges students to analyze and process what they read through writing.
  • After-School Programming

    Offers safe after-school care for students, Saber Kids for Junior Kindergarten through Fourth Grade students, and Saber Study for Middle School students.

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Colleen Lynch

    Colleen Lynch 

    Head of School
  • Photo of Jacqui Glenn

    Jacqui Glenn 

    Head of Lower School
  • Photo of Laura Lopez

    Laura Lopez 

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