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
Updated November 24, 2020
Gesu School's reopening task force has released a phased reopening plan. This plan is an addendum to the full reopening plan, which is included in full below.
Updated September 3 and August 21, 2020
Developing a Plan for... Read More
The 2020 virtual Gesu Symposium drew nearly 1,800 attendees and featured a conversation with Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author, leading antiracist voice, professor, and historian. Professor Kendi was recently named one of Time's... Read More
You are invited to Gesu School’s 23rd Annual Symposium! Join us for this discussion with Ibram X. Kendi, bestselling author, leading antiracist voice, professor, and historian. Moderator Trina Gary will dialogue with Professor Kendi on antiracism in... Read More