Our Approach

Service Learning

As a Catholic school, we are called to serve with compassion and love. At St. Gabriel’s, we answer this call with a commitment to developing enduring, authentic community connections that allow us to integrate meaningful service with innovative instruction and thoughtful reflection.

At St. Gabriel’s, love and compassion for others lies at the heart of all we do.

Throughout their time at St. Gabriel’s, our students engage in service learning that emphasizes reciprocity and deep respect for all people. Our students maintain lasting partnerships with local organizations and work collaboratively to solve real-world problems. They are involved with direct and indirect service that includes research, advocacy, and hands-on projects. At every level, our students explore the impacts of their actions using a progressive model as it applies to self, school, community, and global connections. They work independently and partner with fellow classmates, non-profits, schools, government officials, and other community members in an effort to care for God’s creation and His people. 
 
From Pre-K 3 through 8th grade, our students promote and protect biodiversity and our natural habitats, raise awareness for issues that include clean water, food insecurity, quality education, and social justice. Through these experiences, our students further develop and strengthen valuable skills like self-awareness, social awareness, responsible decision making, and empathy; these social emotional learning (SEL) skills are integral to student success. SEL serves as the foundation for all learning at St. Gabriel’s, but is especially significant to service learning as it cultivates the skills necessary to make, form, and deepen relationships.
 
Beyond service learning, our students, faculty, staff, and parents regularly participate in community service. This philanthropic work includes donation drives, fundraisers, and opportunities to volunteer in order to further serve, support, and strengthen our local and global communities.
 
We strive to live and model the Cardinal Virtues as they frame how we serve. We are inspired by Saint Teresa of Calcutta: “Faith in action is love, and love in action is service.”

St. Gabriel's Catholic School

2500 Wimberly Lane, Austin, TX 78735
Phone 512-327-7755
Fax 512-732-0420
School Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pre-K3 – 8th Grade
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.