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St. Gabriel Elementary School

Private | K-8


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Posted April 21, 2013

Strong academic program and dedicated teachers. Wonderful science program. If you want to try it out, recommend going to 5-week summer school program, which is open to all students. Wonderful fit for my child. Grateful to be there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 20, 2011

Excellent education and parents involvement. Very traditional education. Weakness being it is very hard to change the way things being done here. Parents have lots good ideas and can provide more professional helps, but hard to get anything changed.
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Posted August 5, 2010

The teachers are very educated and hardworking, but the students are not very friendly most of the time. The students there gossips and spread rumors a lot.

Posted May 18, 2010

Good science program and hard working kids. Structured K-8 program with many nice families from the parish. Unfortunately, the principal does not lead in the manner in which she portrays to lead. Disappointed by the lack of flexibility with respect to the leadership.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 16, 2010

I discovered that St Gabe's is one of the best investments I could have ever given my boys - the opportunity to have an education in an environment full of inspiring teacher's who really do care about each of their students and want them to do exceptionally well, not just in their studies, but as they grow into young adults.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 25, 2010

Great leadership, creative and excellent teachers and staff!

Posted March 20, 2010

Probably overrated but does a good job of promoting itself. Academics are solid.
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Posted December 10, 2009

Strengths include student body and facilities such as computer lab and science lab. Weaknesses include leadership and a focus on group rather than individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 30, 2009

St. Gabriel is a great school that lays the foundation of a great education. They foster a caring and loving environment and groom contributing citizens to society. SG Knights forever!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2009

We love St. Gabriel's school for the exceptional academic programs and especially the warm christian community.
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Posted September 21, 2009

The best years of my childhood were spent at SG, I have made life long friends and appreciate all my wonderful memories!! I am proud to be a knight!!!
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Posted September 19, 2009

A top class education in a caring environment where each child matters. St. Gabe's has a great community and small town feel. The Extended Care program is a really fun place where kids love to go after school.
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Posted September 17, 2009

The joy of seeing my grandchildren receiving a great education as well as thier participation in numerous school activities. The challenge of seeing all my grandchildren on grandparents day. And who has a better CRAB FEED than St Gabs.....

Posted September 17, 2009

St. Gabriel is a warm, comfortable community, and the school provides our kids with a first-rate education.
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Posted September 16, 2009

I love the community of St. Gabriels. The parents all work together to make it the best school possible.
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Posted September 16, 2009

great kids, great parents and great teachers & staff
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Posted September 16, 2009

Fantastic school. Great kids, great families, great teachers, great community.
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Posted September 16, 2009

This school has a very caring and extremely educated staff. The curriculum is outstanding and the community is great.
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Posted September 16, 2009

St Gabe's provides a value based, excellent education and is also the center of a caring, committed, and family oriented community.
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Posted August 23, 2009

Where do I begin in what my child has gone though with this school. Overall this school has a very tigh community. However, it has alot of issues. I am all for a great academic program. The problem is even the honor roll students have to have extra help from tutors. The school is good up until middle school. The middle school teachers do not make school fun. They treat the kids like as if they were in college. Here's the material now learn it. It's the sink or swim approach. If your child has any learing differences... Forget it! They will weed you out! The school only wants cream of the crop kids to feed the ego. If your child does not fit their 'profile' then you are not welcomed to the school.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school
White 51%
Asian 24%
Two or more races 22%
Hispanic 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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2550 41st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
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