History of the Academy
St. Gabriel's Academy was established in 1962 by the Society of Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel, responding to an invitation from Bring. Mark Valladares, then commandant of BEG & Centre, Roorkee. The school had only 26 students on roll, all accommodated in the hostel, housed in Gen. William's bungalow along with the Brothers. The school continued to function in the same building till 1965 when the present three storied building was put up by the BEG with the expertise of CBRI, Roorkee, within a span of three months a remarkable achievement.
The students continued to stay in William's bungalow till 1967 after which they were shifted to the 1st floor of one of the wings of the school building.
The hostel was closed down in 1973 due to shortage of accommodation as the strength of the school increases considerably. Till the year 1975, a Academy consisted of Classes IV to IX and after 1975 classes X, XI and XII were introduced successively. In the year 1978-79 the primary classes were added.
As the world ushers into a new millennium, the Academy steps into 37th year of its prestigious existence and gears itself to meet the new changes.
Successive Principals of the Academy - Their vision and pioneering endeavour have stood in good stead during the growth and development of the Academy and we greatefully remember them and acknowledge their contribution.
Rev. Bro. Julian - (1962-66)
Rev. Bro. Ambrose - (1962-72)
Rev. Bro. Peter - (1972-73)
Rev. Bro. Joseph - (1972-78)
Rev. Bro. Antony - (1978-79)
Rev. Bro. Emmanuel - (1979-85)
Rev. Bro. Scaria - (1985-91)
Rev. Bro. Chacko - (1991-94)
Rev. Bro. Raja - (1994-95)
Rev. Bro. Mani - (1995-)
Academicians of St. Gabriel's
The staff regard it as their most sacred duty only to cultivate the mind but more specially to inculcate social and moral values while keeping in mind the necessity of developing the power of leadership, with high standard of honor and probity in public life.
Co and Extra Curricular Activities - Intra and Inter school competitions, NTSE, Maths and Science Olympiads, games and sports, exercises, NCC, Cultural programs for the parents, SUPW and normal part and parcel of a students annual routine while they actively involve in community programs like adult literacy, pulse polio program, environmental awareness program etc.
Alumni Across the World - A good number of students got selected in various competitive exams in various professional disciplines every year and are occupying respectable positions not only in India but also abroad. The Alumni of Gabrielites in the US has already placed St. Gabriel's on the Web.
Gabrielites Unite - With the communication reolution, it is time that we Gabrielites unite into a Alumni Association and keep in touch. We can keep the Gabrielite flag flying high and raise it to greater heights!.