St. Gabriel School
2917 Dickinson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
School: 215-468-7230
Fax: 215-468-2554



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WELCOME to St. Gabriel School!


Click the link above to visit the IMS website.


Thank You IMS board

for everything that you do for our school!


Click on the image above to view the video.



At St. Gabriel's, we enroll students without regard to religion, race, ethnicity, or neighborhood.  We believe in a values-based education rooted in the Catholic tradition. 

We provide a safe environment that respects the diversity of each and every student.

 We are proud of everything we have!

Mission Statement

St. Gabriel School is a Catholic Independence Mission School dedicated to providing a climate of academic excellence within a safe environment that respects the diversity of each and every student. The curriculum, the values and the goals of St. Gabriel School aim at developing the whole child, and are rooted in belief in God and in the Catholic Church.



7th graders LOVE THEIR SCHOOL -

Listen to their video to hear why!




*Pre-K : Full-day program -

-Our Pre-K is for 3 and 4 yr. olds.

*Kindergarten: Full-day program

*Grades 1 thru 8: Complete academic program following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

*Before and After school Cares program for the working parents.

*Convenient to public transportation/Center City

*Bus access from University of Penn, South/Southwest/West Philadelphia.

*Sacrament preparation and monthly class Masses.



***We offer Scholarships, Grants, and tuition assistance to those who qualify.


 "How we use iPads at St. Gabriel School"



Around School!

Jennifer, Grade 7, uses her Kindle to read her novel in ELA class & Gabriel does his research on the class laptop!

8th graders complete their first blog and collaborate with students in Vermont, Virginia, & Malvern.

We donate food for our parish cupboard!

We celebrate Thanksgiving!




Monthly Schedule

Hear what others have to say about us!

For a list of all school events and activities, please view our Monthly school schedule.


January Calendar


Please visit our Parish Church -

St. Gabriel Parish

2916 Dickinson Street

Philadelphia, PA  19146

This is what we're about at St. Gabriel School - A Family Joined by Love!









Shop for St. Gabriel School

1. Using the Box Tops for Education Site, you can shop online at various merchants and proceeds will benefit St. Gabriel School.  Click the dollar sign below to begin your shopping experience.  Shop by using the Marketplace link on the Box Tops page.

You can also help by:

-Saving your used printer cartridges and sending them in to school.

-Saving your Shop Rite receipts from the 24th and Oregon Ave. store and sending them in to school.







St. Gabriel School - included in the Technology in the Classroom article found in the August/September 2009 issue of Today's Catholic Teacher

Today's Catholic Teacher, The Voice of Catholic Education, is the only magazine that reaches principals and teachers in every Catholic school in the country, plus all the diocesan superintendents and supervisors in the $10.4 billion Catholic school market.

St. Gabriel School was one of the few recognized for using VLCs (Virtual Learning Communities) in the classroom.  A former Catholic school teacher and now a professional consultant and author, Susan Brooks-Young, explained to readers that the 8th grade students at St. Gabriel School used NING VLC in their Language Arts class.  The 8th graders used NING as a platform for discussing novels they were reading in class.  St. Gabriel School has been recognized nationally for being so engaged in this Web-based environment - a 21st century learning tool.



Safe Environment Education!

Article 12 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People calls for all dioceses to establish “safe environment” programs.  Our Archdiocese is called upon to cooperate with parents, civil authorities, educators and community organizations to provide education and training for children, youth, parents, ministers, educators, and others about ways to make and maintain a safe environment for children.

Clicking on the logo for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Office of Catholic Education will take you to all the information presented to our school children.  Going to this page will allow you to access the Safe Environment Education information and class lessons.


Congratulations to Sr. Deborah Abel, I.H.M. and her Art students for being highlighted in the Catholic Standard and Times.

St. Gabriel Students develop mural

St. Gabriel School's art club, consisting of 20 students from grades five through eight, met every Tuesday in the Art Room under the direction of Sr. Deborah.

This past November, St. Gabriel participated in the city's Mural Arts Program.  The "Sacred Spaces" mural, designed by Eric Okdeh, was placed on two walls located on Dickinson Street between Marston and Etting Streets.

Sr. Deborah and students stand in front of the completed mural.


Connelly Foundation Access Program (CAP)

Once again, we would like to thank the Connelly Foundation for providing the opportunity for our students in Grades 4 thru 8. Through the generosity of the Foundation, 18 arts and cultural organizations receive funding to present their outstanding programs to our students.

Admission and transportation costs are included for all excursions. Each grade (4-8) enjoys two field trips and two assemblies which come into school and all grades (PreK to 8) enjoy and actively participate in the assemblies.

We are very fortunate to be part of the CAP Program which is for three years after which it rotates to another group of schools to enjoy and participate in.

May God continue to bless the Connelly Foundation for their generous support of our students and our Catholic schools.

Comments - click on the Talk to us button to email your story.


Calling all the St. Gabriel School family, friends, and alumni!

We are interested in hearing from you.

Please email us your comments on how St. Gabriel school helped you or your children.

We would like to feature your story here. Let us know how St. Gabriel helped you or influenced you to succeed or how St. Gabriel is presently helping you to achieve your goals.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Join our school family and many, many satisfied students and Parents!


Principal's Monthly Message!

January, 2014

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools celebrate the high quality, faith based education the nation's Catholic schools provide. During the week of January 27th to the 31st, all are welcome to come and visit our school from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Inclement Weather (Snow & Ice)

Please listen to KYW radio 1060AM and all the TV stations. All will carry the school announcements for closures or late arrivals.

Listen for: All Parochial/Archdiocesan Schools are CLOSED or WILL OPEN 2 HOURS LATE.

If there is a two hour delay, school will open at 10 a.m. No students should arrive before 10 a.m.




Scholarship Winners!











Timothy Malone Altar Server Award was awarded to

Caitlin Dwyer - Grade 6.  Congratulations to Caitlin and her family.


Christopher Brinkman Award was presented to:

Joshua Smith, Grade 4.  Congratulations to Joshua and his family.






For all present and incoming students - Ask your work, business, relatives and/or family if they would like to support your child/ren by helping with tuition. 


Would you be willing to sponsor a student's tuition?  ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Please contact the school office at 215-468-7230.



Favorite Teacher's Links

For Parents of students in Grades 6-8, you can always see what your son/daughter is doing in class by visiting:

Log in with your child's Username & password to see updated grades.



Visit some of our teacher/student pages.
Please visit our upper grade collaboration pages at:

6th grade Blogs





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