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Over 90% of our graduates complete high school within four years, in a city with an on-time high school graduation rate that hovers around 65%.

Gesu School Celebrates 25th Anniversary Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to the Gesu Class of 2019, who graduated on June 12 in the Church of the Gesu. We are proud of our 8th graders' accomplishments in academics, soft skills, and service. Our Gesu graduates earned $465,488 in scholarships and financial aid! Thank you to Gesu teachers and staff, families, board members, and friends for supporting our students and making this milestone possible. We look forward to learning of our students’ future achievements.

Students celebrated earning their diplomas and special scholarships, expressing their joy through prayer and song. To demonstrate their gratitude, the Class of 2019 presented a donation to the Haitian missions and shared roses with their families.

Gesu School board members, teachers, and staff celebrated with the Class of 2019. 

Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock, a Gesu School Board Member, inspired students with her commencement address on service.

Gesu School 8th grader Rachael receives the John C. Bogle Award for a student who has demonstrated a strong work ethic, determination, and achievement in the subject of math. The inaugural award was established by the Gesu Board of Trustees in memory of John C. Bogle. Aso pictured are Gesu President and CEO Bryan H. Carter (left) and Gesu Vice Principal Alana Lee (right). 

Class of 2019 graduate Adrian offers a reflection on the Gesu School experience and the importance of Gesu’s MAGIS: motivation, awareness, grit, independence, and social competence. Gesu School intentionally teaches these soft skills, “a set of standards for success.”

Gesu graduates Simran (left center) and Adrian (right center) receive the Jesuit Schools Network Award for exemplifying the ideal graduate of a Jesuit education by being open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to justice. Aso pictured are Gesu President and CEO Bryan H. Carter (left) and Gesu Vice Principal Alana Lee (right). 

Special thanks to 8th Grade Teachers Mrs. Annette Pickett (center) and Mr. Kevin Price (left) for their commitment, leadership, and hard work.

Photos by David DeBalko

Gesu School’s Class of 2019 will attend top high schools:

Archbishop John Carroll High School

Archbishop Ryan High School

Archbishop Wood High School

Bishop McDevitt High School

Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School

The City School

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

Eastern High School (NJ)

The Episcopal Academy

Franklin Learning Center

Germantown Friends School

George Washington Carver Engineering and Science High School

Girard College

The Haverford School

Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls

Maritime Academy Charter School

Mercy Career & Technical High School

Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School

Roman Catholic High School

The Shipley School

Ss. John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School

*High school decisions as of June 11, 2019

 

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