Saint Gabriel's College

Saint Gabriel's College (Thai: โรงเรียนเซนต์คาเบรียล) is a private Catholic all-boys school in Bangkok, Thailand. The school was founded by the Brothers of Saint Gabriel in 1920.

The school educates students from grade 1 through grade 12 (K–12). Admitting only approximately 400 students per year, matriculation, especially in first grade, is highly competitive. Enrollment is roughly 5,000 students.[1] The school is known for its intensive English program.

Saint Gabriel's College
Saint Gabriel's College logo
Dusit, Bangkok

TypePrivate, Day
MottoLabor omnia vincit
("Labor conquers all things")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
DirectorBro. Monthon Patumraj
Grades1–12 (Primary 1–6 and secondary 1–6)
Medium of languageThai
Other languages taught: English, French, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese
Colour(s)Blue and White


In 1918, after the First World War ended, the demand for schools and education in Bangkok sharply increased. At that time, the Brothers of Saint Gabriel had established only one school in Bangkok, Assumption College. As a response to increasing demand, Brother Martin de Tours proposed opening a new school in Bangkok. He accepted a plot of land offered by Father Brozat of the nearby Saint Francis Xavier Church as the site for his vision.

Construction began in 1920, the chief engineer being Mr. Be'quelin. The main building was designed entirely by Brother Martin de Tours. The building, which cost approximately 100,000 Thai baht, was completed in February 1922. Due to the building being painted light red, it has since been referred to as "tuk-daeng" (Thai: ตึกแดง) ('the red building').

In 1920, while construction was still taking place, Brother Martin de Tours and his teaching staff began teaching temporarily at Mr. Berli's house. There were 141 students enrolled in the first year.


The symbol of Saint Gabriel's College is a coat of arms. The middle part is an escutcheon divided into four parts which are:

  • A.M and white bouquet of tuberose: A.M means 'Ave Marie' which means the mother of Christ. The white bouquet of tuberose represent a purity that all the students in Saint Gabriel's College aspire to.
  • Boat and Polaris: the boat represents life's struggle. Polaris represents hope.
  • DS and crosses: DS stands for 'Dieu Seul' in French. Crossed is a sign of love and sacrifice that Jesus Christ gave his life with love.
  • The flower around the coat of arm is an ornament of honor that will remind every student to do good to themselves and other.


Saint Gabriel's College has 12 buildings[1] and one stadium:

  • Martin De Tours (ตึกมาร์ติน เดอ ตูร์) or Tuk-Daeng (ตึกแดง ตึกอำนวยการ) was the first Saint Gabriel building, constructed in the age of Brother Martin De Tours. Tuk-Daeng since then has become the most significant emblem of the school. It can be seen first when entering the school. It was no longer used as a classroom for students, but it was used as the room of the chief manager and principal's office. Today, Tuk-Daeng is renovated and preserved as a memorial of the school.
  • 90th Anniversary (ตึก 90 ปี) is a five storey building which was built for celebrating 90 years of Saint Gabriel's College.
  • De Montfort (ตึกเดอ มงฟอร์ต) is a four storey building. On first and second floor are cafeterias for students, an auditorium and a library.
  • John Mary (ตึกจอห์น แมรี่) is a dormitory for foreign teachers and staffs. This building also houses the roof top John Mary Center for the Performing Arts which was funded and conceptualized by noted philanthropist Devin DiCristofaro and constructed by architect John McLaughlin.
  • Greg Gymnasium (ตึกเกรก ยิมเนเซี่ยม)is a five storey building which was constructed in 1971. It has a basketball court for primary 5 students
  • Fatima (ตึกฟาติมา รศ 200) is a seven storey building which constructed in 1980. It was the building for primary 1 and 2.
  • Hubert (ตึกฮิวเบิร์ต) Contains facilities such as a fitness center, swimming pool and car park.
  • Andrew (ตึกแอนดรู) is a six storey building which was constructed in 2001. It was the building for secondary 1 and 2 students.
  • Mae-Phra (ตึกแม่พระ) is a six storey building (including basement). It was constructed in 2007. Mae-Phra has a basketball court, swimming pool for secondary students, auditorium, and laboratory. It was the building for secondary 3–6 students.
  • Annunciation (ตึกแม่พระรับสาส์น) is the newest building of Saint Gabriel's College. It was constructed in 2012. It was the building for primary 3 and 4 students.
  • Martin De Tours Stadium (มาร์ติน เดอ ตูร์ สเตเดี้ยม) is the artificial turf football field with metal bleachers.


Years in office Name
1920–1926 Bro. Martin De Tours
1926–1932 Bro. Frederic Jean (1)
1932–1938 Bro. Hubert (1)
1938–1941 Bro. Frederic Jean (2)
1941–1944 Bro. Theophane Venard
1944–1947 Bro. Aloysius
1947–1953 Bro. Monfort Del Rosario (1)
1953–1955 Bro. John Mary
1955–1961 Bro. Hubert (2)
1961–1966 Bro. Monfort Del Rosario (2)
1966–1968 Bro. Alphonsus De Liquori
1968–1974 Bro. Pratheep Martin Komolmas
1975–1977 Bro. Fillip Amnuay Pinrat (1)
1977–1983 Bro. Meesak Wongprachanukul
1983–1985 Bro. Fillip Amnuay Pinrat (2)
1985–1991 Bro. Buncha Saenghirun
1991–1997 Bro. Arun Metthaseth
1997–2003 Bro. Wisit Sriwichairut
2003–2013 Bro. Anusak Nidhibhadrabhorn
2013–2018 Bro. Vinai Viriyavidhayavongs
2018–Present Bro. Monthon Patumraj

Notable alumni

  • M.R. Adulakit Kitiyakara (1930–2004), brother of Queen Sirikit, former President of the Supreme Court, former Privy Councillor
  • Samak Sundaravej (1935–2009), former Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Yuthasak Sasiprapha (born 1937), general, former Minister of Defence, former President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand
  • Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya (born 1943), former Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household and former Director-General of the Crown Property Bureau
  • Kosit Panpiemras (born 1943), executive chairman of Bangkok Bank, former Minister of Industry and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Surayud Chulanont (born 1943), general, former Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, former Prime Minister of Thailand
  • Prawit Wongsuwan (born 1945), general, former Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, former Minister of Defence, former Deputy Prime Minister
  • Supachai Panitchpakdi (born 1946), former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), former Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula (born 1947), former Governor of the Bank of Thailand, former Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister
  • Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala (born 1951), former Minister of Finance
  • Pornchai Mongkhonvanit (born 1958), President of Siam University
  • Kobsak Sabhavasu (born 1949), former Deputy Prime Minister
  • Max Nattapol (born 1994), popular BL drama actor


  1. ^ a b Treerutkuarkul, Apiradee (26 May 2018). "School leads charge to energy efficiency". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 26 May 2018.

Coordinates: 13°46′33″N 100°30′23″E / 13.77583°N 100.50639°E

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