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
You are invited to Gesu’s Virtual 24th Symposium: Working Together to Manage Pandemic Stress in Our School Communities. Speakers Marsha Richardson, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and... Read More
Gesu alumni have returned to their alma mater's teaching team, administration, and counseling department to share their wisdom and experience. Our community is blessed to have these role models and advocates. Alumni on staff for the 2021-2022... Read More
Click to see photos from Gesu’s first days back to full in-person learning! Read media coverage of our back-to-school community event.
Gesu students and staff are brimming with hope for this new school year. The excitement was palpable as we... Read More