Instructional Spaces

Designed for Learning

At St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, we believe that design influences the learning process for our students. In designing our learning spaces—from our classrooms to our hallways—our intention was to make them student-centered, experiential, and connection seeking. We believe that our spaces encourage learning, collaboration, community, working, playing, creating, and growing. Welcome to the St. Gabriel’s Catholic School campus.

Start Up Spaces

The Start-Up Spaces at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School represent our commitment to differentiated learning. Modeled after spaces in leading high-tech companies, the Start-Up Spaces allow students a space for collaboration, one-on-one instruction, and quiet after-school tutoring. All Start-Up Spaces are wired with TVs that allow for a tele-presence in learning. These light, airy, and private spaces provide students and teachers flexibility in educational models.

The d.lab for Making

The d.lab for Making at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School is the first makerspace of its kind in Central Texas that serves Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade students. The d.lab for Making is a collaborative learning environment that brings together people, ideas, and tools to foster a sense of community through creation. This “fab lab” is home to basic hand and power tools, laser cutters, and 3D printers for use by the School community. We believe that providing this unique space for Making challenges the imaginations of our students, builds confidence and creativity, and teaches an important lesson about accepting failure … as long as the students keep trying. We know that if our students can imagine it, they can make it in the d.lab for Making!


Because Christ is at the center of all we do at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, The Incarnate Word Chapel is the heart of our School. The Chapel features hand-painted and stained glass from Florence, Italy; hand-carved statues of Mary Undoer of Knots, Joseph, and a gentle-faced Crucifix from Ortisei, Italy; and mosaics on the façade of the altar from Pietrasanta, Italy. All images in the Chapel are designed to invoke curiosity in our students. The hand-painted saints on canvas are either children themselves, or are saints who served children. The space is designed to reflect our values of prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. The statue of Joseph features him holding the baby Jesus—a symbol of our committed and involved Saber Dads. The Incarnate Word Chapel is a child-centered sacred space for our students, faculty, staff, parents, and entire community, and is celebrated with reflection, renewal, prayer, and liturgy.

The Library

The Library at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School is designed to encourage students to become self-directed lifelong learners and active, independent, effective users of information and literature. The Library showcases a diverse collection of both print and non-print materials that are maintained to support the curriculum, interests, and needs of the St. Gabriel’s community. Additionally, the Library is designed with reading nooks and a gathering space for students to participate in story time or work on group projects together.

The Learning Stairs

The Learning Stairs at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School are a unique space for students to gather for both formal and informal purposes. Surrounded by windows and facing the Incarnate Word Chapel, the students congregate on the Learning Stairs before and after school for social time, as well as for morning prayer, assemblies, and guest speakers. The Learning Stairs are wired with outlets so that students can use their computers and laptops easily in that space.

The Learning Stairs

St. Gabriel's Catholic School

2500 Wimberly Lane  |  Austin, TX 78735  |  512.327.7755  |

Accreditations & Recognitions
St. Gabriel's Catholic School is an Independent Catholic school in Austin TX, educating children in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school.
Schools within the Diocese of Austin do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or 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.