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St. Gabriel Elementary School5
Posted December 29, 2014
- a parent
My son started Kindergarten this year at Saint Gabriel's, and we have been extremely happy with our choice. We were drawn to the traditional curriculum and feel of the school they've been doing things right there for the past fifty years, and I hope they continue to do so for many years. The environment is wonderful, the teachers and principal are great, and our son is excited to go to school each morning. The class size is small, and the academics seem to be rigorous. I am thankful every day that we chose St. Gabriel's.
I graduated from St. Gabriel's in 2007 and currently attend the University at Albany, and I must admit that I learned more at this elementary school than I did in high school. There is such a rigorous and rewarding academic curriculum that is also paired with a caring and committed faculty. The unique combination is ideal for enriching and inspiring young students. This school definitely inspired me to achieve more and I am very glad to have learned here.
This was a great school to go to when I was child. It was a tight community of parents and teachers that really cared about academic excellence. I graduated in a class of 22 children and most I had known since I was 6yrs old (and still keep in contact with today almost 20 years later). I know that some teachers are still there from when I attended SGS like Mr. McCarthy. He's probably the most dedicated teacher I've ever had.
I can't say enough good things about the quality of this school. I have a child in kindergarten and another in the upper grades; they both just love the school. The older one consistently receives very top scores in standardized tests each year and this is completely due to the quality of the teaching. One small downside: as the neighborhood has gentrified, we have seen a growing number of 'helicopter' parents who are overinvolved with their kids' education and who unreasonably expect the school to adapt its curriculum and practices to their individual preferences. Those parents can be a drag to be around, but they're in the minority and I think you'll find them in every school in this neighborhood now.
This is the third year for my kid at this school.All I can say is good things,the Principal is excellent, very approachable and ready to listen.The office staff is also very dedicated and polite.The teachers are excellent in terms of quality of education.I would definately recommend this school .
St. Gabriel School provides an excellent education, preparing students for the demands of high school. Beyond that, the nurturing environment and sense of community set the school apart from others in the area. We love being part of the St. Gabriel School family.
St. Gabriel's School is a wonderful school. The teachers are fantastic. They make learning fun. My children love going to school everyday. I thought my daughter would struggle in school as she is the youngest in the class, however, to my surprise, she is doing fabulously. Thanks to the wonderful teachers, she has an understanding of the work and is doing great. St. Gabriel's is a wonderful academic school and I am confident that my children are receiving the best education possible.
St. Gabriels is not just a school it's a community! I have two girls, one who graduated last year and one in the second grade. St. Gabe's has been a second family to them. My oldest is attending a terrific high school and was so well prepared by the middle school teachers. The Principal is superb and is very dedicated to the children. The parents are friendly and supportive and I am very proud to be a part of this school.