St. Gabriel’s is an independent Catholic school, which means that the school is financially independent of the Diocese of Austin and operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Because we are not affiliated with a particular Catholic parish, we are not part of any parish operating budget.
Gifts of Financial Support and Involvement are vital to ensure St. Gabriel’s ability to fulfill its mission.
Like most private schools, St. Gabriel’s cannot operate on tuition alone. Our school follows a century-old financial model used by thousands of America’s best private schools that combines tuition and charitable donations to balance the school’s operating budget.
St. Gabriel's Funding Model
Tuition + Donations = Cost of Education
This funding model specifies that 80-90 percent of operating costs be covered by tuition and fees and 10-20 percent be covered by donations. St. Gabriel’s has embraced this historically successful model of tuition + donations for two reasons:
1. It allows St. Gabriel’s to maintain a healthy enrollment by keeping tuition as low as possible.
2. It enables families to receive a charitable tax deduction for a portion of the cost of their child’s education.
In addition to financial support, parent volunteer involvement is important to our mission. Through volunteerism at St. Gabriel’s, parents model service and ensure both cost savings and fundraising income for the school. Parental involvement supports the many classroom, athletic and service projects, as well as ensures the tremendous success of the annual gala and golf tournament.
When parents give the gift of their time, they provide countless opportunities to the students of St. Gabriel’s. Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to find out how you can get involved.