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A national model of urban education, here in Philadelphia.

Gesu School is an independent Catholic School, Pre-K to 8th grade, primarily serving low- to moderate-income families from the Philadelphia area. Gesu educates the whole child. We provide academic, spiritual, and character development, so our 400 students can maximize their potential.

While Gesu is co-directed by two religious orders, the Jesuits and the IHM Sisters, our school is a collaboration of people of all faiths – families, teachers, mentors, volunteers, and donors. We welcome students from all faith traditions.
If you have questions or would like more information, email Adrianna Rodriguez, Director of Enrollment Management, at 

Mission Statement

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. We empower our students to develop their strengths, overcome challenges, and become positive, engaged members of the community and the world.


Why Gesu School?

“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

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