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
Read an interview with Andre’a ’18, a self-described Gesu “lifer.” Here, she details how Gesu inspired her writing and cultivated soft skills in motivation and grit. The new Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate reflects on her hopes for the future—... Read More
Gesu celebrated the graduation of 46 students on June 9 in North Philadelphia. Students earned more than $424,000 in scholarship and financial aid offers. The Class of 2021 will attend top high schools such as Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School,... Read More
The auction supports Gesu School's mission to provide innovative, holistic education for 450 students in North Philadelphia. Visit the 2021 Gesu Gala Auction to: sponsor educational opportunities like art supplies and technology; bid on... Read More