Curriculum & Activities

Gesu School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We offer a solid, well-rounded curriculum for students of all ability levels, as well as an array of school year, afterschool and summer enrichment activities.

We believe that participation in activities encourages your child to grow spiritually, academically, physically and socially. We are also sensitive to parents’ busy schedules and offer optional programs that begin before the school day (including breakfast for your child) and last until 6 pm.


Curriculum and programs

  • Solid core curriculum follows the Core State Standards and the Archdiocesan curriculum
  • Art, music, computers, science lab, and physical education weekly
  • Advanced writing
  • Advanced math
  • Library bi-weekly
  • Resource room, learning support, Title I, speech therapy, and other academic services
  • Two school counselors, a social worker, and psychological services


School year activities and partnerships

  • Academic competitions
  • Forensics
  • Basketball, track, cheerleading, soccer, and baseball
  • Tennis at the Althea Gibson Community Education and Tennis Center and through Down the Line and Beyond Foundation 
  • Gospel choir
  • Homework club
  • Yearbook club
  • Peer mediation program
  • Student council
  • Father Neil Ver’Schneider’s Gesu Extra Mile program
  • Afterschool program
  • YET literacy program
  • WagTales
  • Advanced computer classes at Rosemont School of the Holy Child
  • Ballroom dancing for all 7th and 8th graders through Dancing with the Students
  • Ballet for all 3rd graders through The Rock School
  • The Youngest Scholars Program


Summer programs and partnerships

  • Gesu Academic Summer Camp
  • The Youngest Scholars Program
  • ESF Dream Camp at Girard College
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