Gesu Update blog posts

Gesu Symposium on Transforming Inner-City Education Is Nov. 3. Register today!

Join us for the 20th Annual Symposium featuring Keynote Speaker, Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., on Our Kids Are Not Broken: Empowering Traumatized Youth. 

Tickets are free! Registration is required. 

Friday, November 3, 2017
Gesu School Sherred Gymnasium
1:00pm - 3:30pm
Refreshments to follow 
Please RSVP by October 27, 2017. 

Gesu School’s Junior Board to Host Rooftop Fundraiser on Oct. 6!

Help Gesu School provide quality education in North Philadelphia! Spend a fall evening in the city on the Gesu rooftop with skyline views, outdoor games, appetizers and more! Young professionals and friends will enjoy $25 per person beer & wine open bar with appetizers donated by Farmer's Keep.

Online purchases are closed, but you can still purchase tickets at the door. See you tonight!

Friday October 6, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Age 21 and above 

Gesu School Rooftop
(Top of St. Joe's Prep Kelly Field House)
1700 West Thompson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121


This is a Junior Board sponsored event.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Gesu School students and faculty are all smiles on the first day of school, September 6, 2017. Welcome back to all Gesu School students and families. We are ready for a year of growth through learning, community, service, and prayer!

2017 Gesu Gala: Students and Alumni Share “Gesu Through Our Eyes” with 350 Attendees!

Thank you to all who supported the 2017 Gesu Gala! Enjoy these photos and videos from the evening. We are so grateful for your prayer, time, and generosity, which enable Gesu School to deliver the highest quality education and to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential.

The gala drew 350 attendees! We raised more than $396,000 in total, including $80,000 through our auctions and $62,000 for "Raise Your Hand for Technology at Gesu," which will support replacement of SMART Boards in 13 classrooms. 

March 30 is Gesu School’s One Day Giving Challenge!

Gesu School is delighted to announce that we have met our 2017 One Day Challenge goal, thanks to YOU! We've secured more than 750 donations. The Z Foundation will generously donate $15,000 to Gesu School! Stay tuned for final results from our 2017 One Day Challenge on Monday, April 3.

Our heartfelt thanks to donors, from coast to coast, who have supported Gesu students' education! Your gift enables Gesu School to live our mission.

Mission Statement: Inspired by the Jesuit and IHM traditions of social justice, faith, hope and love, Gesu School strives, without selective admissions, to provide a quality, innovative education for its neighbor children to empower them to break the cycle of poverty and violence.

The 2017 Gesu Gala is May 11 at Vie!

The 2017 Gesu Gala promises to be our most celebratory evening of the year! Join us at Vie in Center City on May 11, 6-9pm to support the children of Gesu School. This memorable evening includes:

2017 Gesu Spirit Medalists Announced!

Gesu School is honored to announce James F. Higgins ’45 and H. Chase Lenfest as our 2017 Gesu Spirit Medalists, Gesu’s highest honor. James F. Higgins ’45 and H. Chase Lenfest will be recognized at the 2017 Gesu Gala on May 11, 2017, for their extraordinary dedication to Gesu School.

James F. Higgins ’45  

Anti-Defamation League Presents Gesu School with 4th Consecutive “No Place for Hate” Designation

Gesu is a place where all are welcome and respected and where character formation is central. On September 15, the Anti-Defamation League presented Gesu School with our 2016 No Place for Hate designation and banner.

Gesu Gospel Choir to Perform at Annual Christmas Concert on December 15, 2016

Gesu School presents its annual Christmas Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Church of the Gesu on Thursday, December 15, 2016. All are welcome to hear the angelic voices of the choir warm your hearts and spread joy for the Christmas season! This is our gift to the community.

6:00 p.m. Pre-concert reception with light refreshments

7:00 p.m. Christmas concert begins

We hope you can join us for this festive performance!

To RSVP, click here. Or, contact Sarah Stirzel Cuzzolina at 215-763-9077 or sarah.cuzzolina@gesuschool.org.

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

Gesu Academic Summer Camp: Curbing Summer Learning Loss

Under the leadership of Eighth Grade Teacher, Laura Weatherly, Gesu School’s summer curriculum balances academics with fun to help curb summer learning loss. Ms. Weatherly has been actively involved in Gesu’s Academic Summer Camp for over 15 years, as a Teacher and as Director.

The 2016 camp provided programming for 60 students, ranging from those who have completed Pre-K through rising 8th graders. The camp is open to not only Gesu School students, but also students from the surrounding community.

Ms. Weatherly describes the camp’s overarching objective: “The main goal is to keep children academically challenged, so they don’t have the ‘summer slide.’ We’re able to combat that for five weeks—half of the summer.” In addition to classroom instruction, the camp also provides books and materials for students’ use at home.