“The academic knowledge and interpersonal skills I acquired at Gesu set me up for all of my future success. I built meaningful relationships with fellow students, past teachers, and mentors. All of the faculty and staff at Gesu remain invested in their students’ success, even after graduation. That is what makes Gesu such an amazing school. I know if there’s anything I ever need, whether it be exposure to resources, networking opportunities, or mentorship, Gesu’s doors are always open. I am forever grateful to be a member of the Gesu School family.”
Amira Class of 2015
Medical Student, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine ’27
Saint Joseph’s University ’23, Cum Laude, Full Scholarship
“Gesu is the school that continually looks out for its students. The administration will use its resources to find a way to help current students and alumni reach both personal and professional goals. I was able to secure my first internship in college because of Gesu. Why wouldn’t I want to give back and return the gifts that were given to me?”Desmond ’02Gesu Trustee
Underwriting Specialist, Liberty Mutual
Saint Joseph’s University B.S., Actuarial Science and M.S., Elementary Education
“The Gesu difference is grit, endurance, spirit, unity.”H.L. Ratliff Music Teacher and Gesu Gospel Choir Director
"I believe that all children are entitled to a quality education in a safe, loving, and consistent environment. I hope that my students are excited to come to school every day. I hope to help shape them into hardworking, compassionate, and confident citizens of the world. Gesu is a uniquely welcoming and supportive place to work. People are passionate about what they do and committed to helping each other succeed."Amanda Kane 1st Grade Teacher
“For me, I didn't think that Mya would get the education that I wanted her to receive from our neighborhood school. Gesu was always my choice for her. The education that Mya received from Gesu has prepared her for high school and beyond. I am in awe of how she maneuvers herself during important conversations and situations. She takes initiative for her education and things that are important to her. If I had to choose again, I would choose Gesu every time. I appreciate the love and support that she has received since being there.”Ms. Henrietta Gary Gesu Parent ‘24
“Gesu gave my daughters the unique support they needed to grow into their own and reach their full potential. Gesu is the one place where I have always been at home. Gesu has helped me learn the value of love, generosity, and service. While my daughters were students, I accepted the support that people offered me. Now, I give back to the community as a Gesu Trustee and as the owner and publisher of a community paper, Scoop USA.”Sherri Darden Gesu Parent ’03, ’20, Gesu Trustee
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