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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

Program Highlights

From remedial and advanced coursework to integrating soft skills into the curriculum, Gesu nurtures academic, social, and spiritual growth and character development. Read More