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Gesu Open Houses for Prospective Families are January 31, February 28, and March 28!

Considering a new Philadelphia school for your child in grades Pre-K – 8? You’re invited to Gesu School’s Open Houses! Gesu is an independent Catholic school offering a caring community and tuition assistance for those who qualify.  

Open Houses offer an opportunity to:     

  • Tour Gesu School
  • Learn about academics and activities
  • Ask questions
  • Register on-site

Open Houses are walk-in. Visitors must check in at the main office with a state or government ID. We look forward to meeting you!


Gesu School Partners with St. Joseph’s Prep, Saint Joseph's University and Interfaith Philadelphia for MLK Day of Service Celebration


U.S. Senator Bob Casey showed his support to volunteers at the MLK Day of Service at Gesu School. 

This MLK Day, Gesu School, St. Joseph’s Prep School, Saint Joseph's University and Interfaith Philadelphia joined forces to organize an MLK Day of Service where over 275 of their community members, as well as U.S. Senator Bob Casey, came to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gesu Gospel Choir to Perform Christmas Concert December 15, 2022 in the Church of the Gesu

A beloved Gesu tradition returns! Join us to hear the beautiful voices of the Gesu Gospel Choir and to share Christmas joy. As our gift to the community, Gesu School presents our annual Christmas concert in the Church of the Gesu on Thursday, December 15, 2022. All are welcome!

To RSVP, contact Kimberly Brennan, Senior Director of Advancement, at 215-543-6176 or

We hope you can join us for this festive performance!

Thursday, December 15, 2022 
Christmas concert begins at 6:30 pm.

Church of the Gesu
N. 18th & W. Stiles Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19121

North Philadelphia Schools Collaborate to Combat Gun Violence

Gesu School, Girard College, and St. Joseph’s Preparatory School sponsored a gun buyback event on October 29.
Guns were collected by the Philadelphia Police Department.

Three historic schools in North Philadelphia have formed a new partnership to develop programming and enact change amidst the ongoing gun violence epidemic that is gripping Philadelphia and the nation. Leadership at Girard College, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, and Gesu School have pledged to combine efforts and resources to create safer communities for their students and neighbors.


Gesu School and St. Joseph’s Prep Announce Howley Scholars Program

The Howley Foundation is partnering with Gesu School and St. Joseph’s Prep to create groundbreaking opportunities for continued access to Catholic education in North Philadelphia. Gesu School and the Prep have shared the same Catholic, Jesuit mission over several decades, a mission that directly aligns with that of the Howley Foundation.

The 2022 Gesu Symposium is November 2 at 5pm ET with Rob Evans, Ed.D. Register today!

You're invited to Gesu’s 25th Symposium on Education. This year’s topic is Surviving and Thriving: Supporting Our Teachers in These Challenging Times.

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

Gesu welcomes our community to the 2022-23 school year! We wish all of our families, students, teachers, and staff blessings as we begin a new year of growing and learning together.

Follow us to see more photos from our first days back and to keep current on Gesu School happenings! #GesuWorks






Congratulations to the Gesu School Class of 2022!

Congratulations to the Gesu School Class of 2022! We are proud of all that these students have accomplished, and especially their grit and heart. These confident, compassionate, and talented students bring us hope for the future. The Class of 2022 will attend the top high schools listed below.

Special thanks to commencement speaker Dr. Ala Stanford for sharing her story and inspiring our students to achieve their greatness: “When I see you, I see promise, possibility, change, and better days.” Dr. Stanford is a Top 10 CNN Hero and Region 3 Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services overseeing Children Youth and Families, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Office of Disabilities and Early Childhood Education.

Gesu President and CEO Honored

On February 12, Gesu President and CEO Bryan Carter was honored with the Trailblazer Award from Saint Ignatius Cleveland. The award is presented to Saint Ignatius alumni of color who have made history, forging new ground as innovators and pioneers, both at Saint Ignatius and beyond.

Read more about the award ceremony on the Saint Ignatius website.

Read a profile of Bryan Carter in the Saint Ignatius Winter 2022 Magazine (pg. 26).

Congratulations to Mr. Carter '76 on this recognition for his service and leadership in education.

Gesu sets a One Day Challenge Record!

 Thanks to more than 800 donors, Gesu exceeded our One Day Challenge goals and set a new record! Our community is filled with gratitude.

Gesu raised more than $108,000!
Students donated $910.00 with their “change for change” initiative.

Special thanks to our supporters who contributed matching gifts: