Our mission: We will support all students in a place based learning environment to develop literacy, numeracy, and social skills.
Gabriola Elementary is a K-7 school located on a one of the beautiful Southern Gulf Islands and is part of the Nanaimo/Ladysmith School District. We currently have 151 students in 7 divisions.
Our present school was built in 1954 and has a long and rich history. Originally built as a one room school, it has gradually expanded through-out the years.
Gabriola Elementary is a “child-centered” school in which children, teachers, parents and the community share in the joy and responsibility of the life-long process of education. The students are involved in many environmental initiatives: gardening, recycling, and nature study. Many of our classes engage in place based and land based learning with nature focused activities and inquiry projects.
Please take the time to read our school story for 2022-2023.