From its beginning in 1956 to present day, St. Gabriel is a great choice for educating young minds and providing a solid foundation for high school and beyond. Here at St. Gabriel we create learning
environments that require our students to be critical thinkers across all subject areas. Together with our students' families, our teachers work diligently to provide a rigorous learning
environment where we believe that all students can and will learn. Our school follows the Kansas City-St.
Joseph Diocese curriculum standards. With the emphasis on a strong curriculum, our students
commonly score two years above grade level on standardized tests. Our small class sizes allow our
teachers to accommodate the needs of the individual student and encourages interaction
between families and staff members. Core subject areas are complimented by classes in music, art, physical education, computers, library, and
religion. During religion, students are taught Bible history, Christian values and Catholic traditions along with attending student-led Mass weekly.
Throughout the school year, students participate in service projects which provide a practical experience in learning to answer God's call to serve.
St. Gabriel provides a close knit learning and faith based community where its members feel comfortable and at home. I am so proud of this school that has served the Kansas
City Northland for over 50 years. I look forward to meeting new families, providing tours, and answering questions.
Amy Hogan, Principal
St. Gabriel Catholic School is an elementary school for Kindergarten through eighth grade children. From its beginning in 1956 to the present day, St. Gabriel is a great choice for educating young minds, providing a solid foundation for high school and beyond.
St. Gabriel School subscribes to the diocesan curriculum standards. With the emphasis on a strong traditional curriculum, our students commonly score two years above grade level on standardized tests and are among the highest scoring when compared to the national averages of public and local private schools. Our small class size allows us to accommodate the needs of the individual student and encourages interaction between families and faculty for the benefit of the child. The energetic staff of certified teachers leads classes of 15-25 students in a traditional curriculum. Traditional classroom subjects are augmented by classes in music, art, physical education, computers, library, and computer-based programs such as the STAR and Accelerated Reader.
Students are taught Bible history, Christian values and Catholic traditions through daily religion classes. Additionally, St. Gabriel students attend a student-led Mass weekly. Students have the opportunity to read scripture, serve at the altar, present gifts and sing in the choir, providing wonderful experiences to better understand the Mass and gain confidence in speaking and singing before a group.
Throughout the school year students participate in service projects and fundraisers to benefit children's hospitals or support local and national needs. Through these efforts children have practical experience in learning to answer God's call to serve.
Beyond the 8:00am to 3:00pm school day, child care is available. Early Childhood Learning Center adjoins our school and manages the before and after school care.
Students of St. Gabriel School also have the opportunity to learn and develop athletic skills in well-organized athletic programs. St. Gabriel School participates in the Diocesan leagues for boys' and girls' basketball and girls' volleyball. The teams begin in 3rd or 4th grade and are coached by parents with team practices scheduled in our school gym during evening hours. These sports programs not only engage the child in learning coordination, athletic skills and rules of play, but also promote physical fitness, equal participation, team work and school spirit.
Our traditional education offers strong Christian values and fosters academic excellence through a dedicated staff and involved parents. The school is fully accredited through the Missouri Chapter of the National Federation of Non-Public School Accrediting Association and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. Accreditation is based on leadership, school and student performance, planning, curriculum, instruction, school activities, and technology standards.