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March 1 is Gesu School’s One Day Giving Challenge!

On March 1, Gesu School is striving to meet three challenges to raise critical funds for 450 children in North Philadelphia. You can help! 

Challenge #1: If 650 friends make a donation, in any amount, The Z Foundation will contribute $15,000 to Gesu School! 

Challenge #2: If we receive 50 donations of $100 - $499, Tim & Ellen Foster will donate $5,000 to Gesu School.

Challenge #3If we receive 10 donations of $500 or more, a generous supporter will donate $5,000 to Gesu School.

Will you join us today to make a difference in children's lives? 

Highlights from Catholic Schools Week 2018!

Brimming with unique activities, prayer, and service, the Gesu community celebrated Catholic Schools Week from January 23-February 3. Catch a glimpse of these special days and how Gesu embraced this year’s theme from the National Catholic Educational Association: “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” Gesu School is proud of our Catholic identity as a Jesuit and IHM school that educates the whole child—from academics to character development.

During Catholic Schools Week, Gesu School students celebrate the community by donating more than 500 packaged food items to the Nutritional Development Services (NDS) Community Food Program. We are proud of them for being young “men and women for others." Thanks to student council for collecting and organizing all of the donations.

Announcing Gesu School's 2018 Spirit Medalists!

Gesu School is honored to announce J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., Esq. and Steve Piltch, Ed.D. as our 2018 Gesu Spirit Medalists, Gesu’s highest honor. J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., and Steve Piltch will be recognized at the 2018 Gesu Gala on May 10, 2018, for their extraordinary dedication to Gesu School.

J. Gordon Cooney, Jr., Esq.
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Gesu Gospel Choir to Perform Annual Christmas Concert on December 14, 2017

As our gift to the community, Gesu School presents our annual Christmas concert in the Church of the Gesu at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Join us to hear the angelic voices of the choir and share Christmas joy! All are welcome.

6:00 pm      Pre-concert reception with cocoa and light refreshments

7:00 pm      Christmas concert begins

We hope you can join us for this festive performance!

To RSVP, click here. Or, contact Sarah Stirzel Cuzzolina at 215-763-9077 or

A Synopsis of the 20th Annual Gesu Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education

On November 3, 2017, Gesu School held its 20th Annual Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education. As a national model for inner-city education, Gesu School remains at the forefront of identifying new ways to better serve students across the country and sharing these key learnings. The symposium has been a time-honored tradition for that purpose.

Gesu School’s 2017 Symposium, Our Kids Are Not Broken: Empowering Traumatized Youth, examined best practices surrounding the impact of trauma on our students. This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a nationally recognized expert in the field of child development, presented on his extensive research and practice in utilizing strength and resilience to confront the underlying effects of stress and trauma on youth.

Read the Latest Edition of Gesu Magazine!

In this issue of Gesu Magazine, we recognize how the Gesu community provides the building blocks for lifelong success.

Many of our 450 students face challenges stemming from an existence of poverty and exposure to violence in Gesu’s surrounding neighborhoods. Despite these circumstances, our students excel.

In the pages that follow, we hope you enjoy reading about how Gesu enables children to persevere and to soar: 

Gesu Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education Is Nov. 3. Register today!

Join us for the 20th Annual Symposium featuring Keynote Speaker, Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., on Our Kids Are Not Broken: Empowering Traumatized Youth. 

Tickets are free! Registration is required. 

Friday, November 3, 2017
Gesu School Sherred Gymnasium
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Refreshments to follow 
Please RSVP by October 27, 2017. 

Gesu School’s Junior Board to Host Rooftop Fundraiser on Oct. 6!

Help Gesu School provide quality education in North Philadelphia! Spend a fall evening in the city on the Gesu rooftop with skyline views, outdoor games, appetizers and more! Young professionals and friends will enjoy $25 per person beer & wine open bar with appetizers donated by Farmer's Keep.

Online purchases are closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the door. See you tonight!

Friday October 6, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Age 21 and above 

Gesu School Rooftop
(Top of St. Joe's Prep Kelly Field House)
1700 West Thompson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121


This is a Junior Board sponsored event.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Gesu School students and faculty are all smiles on the first day of school, September 6, 2017. Welcome back to all Gesu School students and families. We are ready for a year of growth through learning, community, service, and prayer!

2017 Gesu Gala: Students and Alumni Share “Gesu Through Our Eyes” with 350 Attendees!

Thank you to all who supported the 2017 Gesu Gala! Enjoy these photos and videos from the evening. We are so grateful for your prayer, time, and generosity, which enable Gesu School to deliver the highest quality education and to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential.

The gala drew 350 attendees! We raised more than $396,000 in total, including $80,000 through our auctions and $62,000 for "Raise Your Hand for Technology at Gesu," which will support replacement of SMART Boards in 13 classrooms.