Elementary

Nurturing Every Child

Children in grades 1-5 thrive in a nurturing environment designed to leverage their natural curiosity and joy of learning. Empowered problem solvers and collaborators are encouraged to think big, synthesize and test ideas, and celebrate the learning process.  Academics integrated with movement, fine arts, service to others, and faith formation are woven together into a seamless experience of personalized growth.

Elementary Academic Program

Students’ day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m.  Courses of study include religious education, literacy, grammar, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, penmanship (cursive handwriting starts in 2nd grade), foreign language (Spanish), music, visual arts, physical education, library media, and educational technology. 

In the primary grades, literacy development focuses on phonics and fluency.  In intermediate grades, the shift of literacy is from “learning to read” to “reading to learn”.  Students become more independent and focus on comprehension and vocabulary development.

Saint Gabriel School follows the Archdiocese of Louisville Curriculum Framework.

Grades K-2 are self-contained.  Grade 3 is a hybrid schedule- students stay with their homeroom teacher for core subjects, then switch classes for science, social studies, and English.  In grades 4-5, each teacher teaches two subjects.  Students change classes three times per day.

Experiential Learning

Elementary students are introduced to robotics through BeeBots and Spheros.  They also learn to create designs using Tinkercad software and print them on our school’s 3D printers.   See our Instructional Technology page to learn more.

Students tend to the school garden, learning about soil composition, companion planting and harvesting the produce they have grown to support our Farm to Fork program

Beyond the Classroom: Co-Curricular Activities

SGS creates many memories for our elementary children as well!  Special events include spirit days, themed uniform break days, Walk-a-thon, Adopt a First Responder, Fall into Reading Night (K-2), Living Rosary (led by 3rd grade), Advent nativity program (1st grade), pep rallies, All Saints Day (5th grade), visit from St. Nick, Catholic Schools Week, Penny Challenge, STREAM Showcase, (K-8), Derby Days, Spring into Math Night (K-2) and more!

We value the experience that in-person and virtual field trips provide as well.  Previous field trips include: Sunny Acres Farm, Louisville Slugger Museum, Cathedral of the Assumption, Safety City, Stage One, Derby Museum, Locust Grove, Frankfort Capitol Building, Squire Boone Caverns, and more!

For a complete list of Co-Curricular Activities, view our Clubs and Activities page.

Beyond the School Day: Supervised Extracurriculars 

Clubs

From Kids in the Kitchen to Robotics Club, Saint Gabriel School currently offers 25 extracurricular clubs for students to choose from to continue their education beyond the school day. Learn More

Youth Athletics

The kindergarten to eighth grade athletic program is run by Saint Gabriel Parish and gives students an opportunity to learn about a variety of sports.  Learn More

After School Enrichment and Summer Camp

Extended care is offered daily until 6 p.m. for grades K-6. Learn More

Academy of Music

Students may participate in piano, guitar, and voice lessons here on SGS campus. Learn More

Meet the Teachers

Highly-trained faculty, state-of-the-art resources and innovative curriculum make Saint Gabriel School's opportunities unique.

Our teachers average 15 years of experience, many with advanced degrees.  Our student to teacher ratio is 17:1.  This allows us to create a personalized learning experience for your child.

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