Gesu is a special place where children learn and grow, in academics and in character. Discover all that we do for our students and our community.
In one of Philadelphia’s most marginalized neighborhoods, Gesu is a work of faith in action. An independent school rooted in the Catholic tradition, Gesu is the collaboration of people of all faiths – donors, volunteers, parents, teachers, mentors, and people like you – who recognize the impact of quality education on children’s lives. Learn the story of how a struggling parochial school became a national model for inner-city education, and how deserving children achieve bright futures.
From the President
Welcome to our Gesu School community! We educate the whole person and believe that every child can learn. Read More
Mission & Core Values
Inspired by the Jesuit and IHM traditions of social justice, faith, creative hope, and love, Gesu School helps students to transcend all forms of poverty by providing a comprehensive, innovative education. Read More
Tour Our School
State-of-the-art technology and a colorful, inviting environment are just some of what makes our space so special. Read More
From remedial and advanced coursework to integrating soft skills into the curriculum, Gesu nurtures academic, social, and spiritual growth and character development. Read More
The 2023-24 academic year commemorates Gesu School’s 30th anniversary as an independent Catholic school and our 150th anniversary educating children in North Philadelphia. These events will celebrate this special year. Check back for finalized... Read More
The Gesu Gospel Choir has been selected as a semi-finalist in the WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise Gospel competition and participated in filming at WHYY on September 9 at the regional competition. Congratulations to these 5th - 8th graders for their... Read More
Gesu welcomes our community to the 2023-24 school year! We're filled with hope for this new year of learning together. This year, Gesu celebrates our 30th anniversary as an independent Catholic school and our 150th anniversary educating... Read More