The school consists of a Nursery (ages 3-4), an Infant Department (ages 4-7) and a Junior Department (ages 7-11).
In the early stages, great emphasis is placed on creative and practical activities leading to the formation of reading skills and number concepts. Spoken language is strongly encouraged and social behaviour is given special attention with the aim of laying sound foundations.
The Junior Department is guided by the curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Education and meets the demands of the Barbados 11+ Secondary Schools' Entrance Examination, which takes place in the final year of primary school. In addition to the basic core subjects of Mathematics, Grammar, Comprehension, Reading and Creative Writing, we also teach Social Studies, Science, Religious Education, Art & Craft, Music and Choral Speaking, Drama, Spanish, Physical Education and Information Technology.
Along with the J1 to J4 mainstream classes, there are two small classes that cater to children who may need extra learning support.
Opportunities for Art and Craft using many different media are provided. Often it is linked to topic work, which involves reading, writing, number work and sometimes Science and Social Studies. Class visits to places of interest also may arise from a central theme, for e.g. a trip on the Atlantis Submarine as part of the theme 'Under The Sea' for the nursery students. Music and Movement (Infant Department), Drama and Creative Writing are also important parts of the curriculum.
All classes have Physical Education lessons in addition to outdoor games activities. Sports Days are held duringTerm II and are enjoyed by children and parents alike.
Physical Education becomes more structured in the Junior Department. Football, cricket, athletics, netball, badminton, basketball, table tennis and rounders are included with coaches attached to the National Sports Council giving part of the instruction.
The Top Infants and J1 classes also attend swimming lessons once a week at the Aquatic Centre.
Both Infant and Junior children enjoy the benefits of Teachers who give special attention to any children requiring learning support with Language Arts or Mathematics.
St. Gabriel's is by tradition an Anglican School and enjoys the benefits of a school Chaplain, who conducts special services, such as, Ash Wednesday and Ascension Day, which are held at The St. Paul Anglican Chuch.
Junior Assembly is held twice a week, Infant Assembly once a week and a joint Assembly once a week, in the Auditorium. On other days Prayers are said in the classroom.
Religious Education forms part of the Curriculum and the principles and practices of Christianity are upheld.
Children of many different religions attend the school.