38 Parent Reviews for St. Gabriel's Catholic School
We had a very bad experience with St. Gabriel s Catholic School. In relocating 1,500 miles to Austin, we had every indication our son would be accepted. We even specifically bought a house nearby and informed the school of that. The admissions counselor told us our son had a very good day on his
... Read more Shadow Day and a great half-hour conversation with her. He also has a stellar gifted academic record. After months of being strung along, we finally were told our son was not accepted. That was two days before our movers arrived. Apparently his shadow day at the school didn t go well, contrary to what we were told. I don t mind that our son was not a good fit for the school, but I am still appalled by how we were treated. The school blindsided us and left us without any school at all. There was no compassion, apology, or warning. Thank God the public school was so welcoming. Oh, what a contrast! We are very disappointed in how St. Gabriel s conducted itself. This is not how a school that claims to be Catholic should act. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/22/15
My daughter has been a student at St. Gabriel's for over three years. We just love the curriculum, the atmosphere and the happy children. I highly recommend this school!
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Posted by a parent on 08/26/14
We have 1 Junior Kindergarten and 1 Kindergarten student at St. Gabriel's, wrapping up their 1st and 2nd years there. We had toured various private schools in town a couple years ago and were the most impressed with the thought St. Gabriel's put into the sub-curriculums for their students, and how happy
... Read more all the kids seemed to be when we saw them in the hallways. We had high expectations before school began, and now that we have been there for two years we can confidently say that the school has surpassed our already high expectations in pretty much every regard. Both of our kids love it, they have grown so much academically and socially, we love the other kids, parents, teachers and administrators. It is truly a community of people with a community feel. We can't imagine our kids going anywhere else! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/22/14
St. Gabriel s is an amazing school and we feel bless to be a part of this community. Our daughters are seen as individuals with great talents and potential to excel in whatever it is that they are interested it in. St. Gabriel s tailors to the overall character building and spiritual growth of each student,
... Read more while allowing them the freedom to express themselves. SG does not just teach values and faith they live and model it every day. The community is wonderful and very supportive to all students. Small size classes, rich art and athletic program, community services and the use of cutting edge technology in class are just some of the reasons that make St Gabriel s a one-of-a-kind school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/14/14
St. Gabriel's is a wonderful school! Great community involving the students and the families. Builds the students into leaders by offering numerous opportunities to develop confidence. World class integration of technology into the classrooms and educational instruction. Top notch teachers. All
... Read more faiths welcome. Tremendous differentiation inside the classroom so that all kids can thrive at their own pace. 8th graders are learning Geometry which is two years ahead of most schools at this point. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/09/14
We have had an amazing experience at St. Gabriel's. Our children are very unique in their learning styles and interests. I have been impressed by the teacher's abilities to modify and support the learning process to meet both accelerated and remedial needs. The parent community is welcoming and
... Read more supportive. There is a very strong feeling of community amongst the parents and the students. There were administrative changes this year and I have had nothing but positive interactions at that level. The only negative is lower school language program which is lacking in depth. However, I believe the school is cutting in edge in the use of technology in the classroom. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/09/14
St. Gabriel's Catholic School has transformed our family in a way I never knew possible. This community has been so warm and welcoming. There is a real sense of appreciation for our different gifts, and as parents we always feel comfortable getting involved or just visiting our children at lunch. Our
... Read more children are flourishing academically and spiritually. Our oldest child came to the school a bit shy, but through public speaking in the classroom and during group prayer, he's really found a confidence I didn't know he had. I know we will be a part of this community for many years to come. Our prayers for our children, and for our family have been answered with the discovery of St. Gabriel's. I'm sure you'll feel the same! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/08/14
St. Gabriel Catholic School is a wonderful learning environment for anyone wishing to provide a solid academic and Catholic education for their child or grandchild. We moved to St. Gabriel's this year from another local school. We came from a good Catholic school in town, but were looking for something
... Read more more. What we found was a loving environment, where each child is taught respect (because it is modeled for them by the administration and teachers), and where each child's learning differences and abilities are taken into account. Children are given the opportunity to serve their community, and it is not "for show". These children love giving and are truly empathetic. The school also has opportunities for parents to become better Christians and better parents. We are blessed to be a part of this amazing community. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/05/14
The only reason I did not give SGCS one star is because of the beautiful grounds and good cafeteria food. Admin fired some very good folks last year for no apparent reason and the behind closed doors decisions are disturbing. It was a better school before all the changes last year that made things more
... Read more conservative. The diocese has many schools in trouble and it is their fault for handing things the way they do. Time to replace the folks at the top and fill schools with teachers who actually care and not just play the game to keep their jobs. "Train and retain" would be my advice to those who act like the teachers with such arbitrary disrespect. The students who do best are the ones who have parents with deep pockets, but it is still a closed circle. I would advise any parent to look at some of the elite public school offerings. And teachers beware. It is not a safe environment. And that is not good for anyone! Read less
Posted by a other on 01/26/14
SGCS is a beautiful place with a great athletics program and super kids with fabulous parents and hard working teachers, but it suffers under the weight of bureaucracy and politics and bad HR policies. I had expected more from a Catholic institution.
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Austin schools — St. Gabriel's Catholic School is located at 2500 Wimberly Ln, Austin TX 78735. 2500 Wimberly Ln is in the 78735 ZIP code in Austin, TX The school district for St. Gabriel's Catholic School is the Diocese Of Austin. St. Gabriel's Catholic School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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