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Join us for the Gesu Gala on May 18! Online auctions open May 16!

You’re invited to the 2023 Gesu Gala at Vie by Cescaphe in Philadelphia. Our newly formatted event is Thursday, May 18 at 6pm and includes:

March 16 is Gesu School's One Day Giving Challenge!

Will you join Gesu to make a difference in children's lives? On March 16, Gesu is striving to meet four challenges! You can help spread awareness and raise critical funds for 400 students in North Philadelphia. Make your donation to provide hope and limitless possibilities for children's lives. 

Gesu relies on the annual support of donors. The One Day Challenge plays a vital role in raising the funds necessary to offer an innovative learning environment and to support our community's wellness, from school counseling to after-school programs, and our graduate support program. A gift of any size makes a difference! 

The Gesu Gospel Choir and St. Joseph's Prep Concert Band perform Philadelphia Eagles fight song. Watch the news coverage!

Students from the Gesu Gospel choir joined together with the St. Joseph’s Prep Concert Band to cheer on the Super Bowl bound Philadelphia Eagles.

Watch the news coverage on CBS3 Philadelphia!

Congratulations to the students on sharing their talents and showing their support for our City!

We’re grateful to Gesu Choir Director H.L. Ratliff and St. Joseph’s Prep Band Director Gavin McCauley for their leadership and creativity.

For more, follow us on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages! Fly, Eagles, Fly!

Gesu open house for prospective families is March 28! Register today!

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:     

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