At the April 17, 2019 Public Board Meeting, the Edmonton Catholic School District (ECSD) Board of Trustees voted to close St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School as of June 30, 2019. As a result, the Kindergarten to Grade 6 students from St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School will be designated to the St. Brendan Catholic Elementary/Junior High School for school opening September 2019.
The decision to close St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School was made based on several factors including:
- the current and projected declining enrolment
- low utilization
- the proximity of a school within 3.2 kilometers and capacity to accommodate additional students
- the cost of operating the facility
The Board of Trustees carefully reviewed data submitted by Administration, feedback and letters provided by parents/guardians and interested community members before making their final decision.
Administration at St. Brendan Catholic Elementary/Junior High School is committed to working with St. Gabriel’s students and their families to ensure a successful transition to the new school. Further information will be provided by St. Brendan Catholic Elementary/Junior High School regarding student registration, the student transition and the School Council groups.
Information about the St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School closure process, including information about the school, reports and a summary of the feedback collected from the public consultation meeting, is available at http://www.stgabriel.ecsd.net.
Thank you for your commitment to St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School and support of Edmonton Catholic Schools. If you have any additional questions, you may contact me at 780.441.6112 at your earliest convenience.
Letter to Parents of St. Gabriel - April 17 2019.pdf
School Closure - Community Impact Statement
St. Margaret and St. Gabriel Schools - Click here for final Impact Statement (pdf)
Parent Consultation Meeting - January 30th, 2019
The compilation of feedback received from the St. Gabriel School’s Consideration for Closure meeting will be posted on the school’s website early next week (February 19-22, 2019).
OVERALL FEEDBACK - St. Gabriel Consideration for Closure Mtg updated.pdf
St. Gabriel School Report - PDF
Letter to Parents of St. Gabriel - Jan 14, 2019
Letter to Parents - St. Gabriel - Dec 11, 2018
Board Policy 14 - School and Program Closure
St. Gabriel Community Consultation Meeting Presentation - Jan 30th, 2019.pdf