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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%.

First Week of School Launches 25th Anniversary Celebrations!

The 2018-2019 academic year marks Gesu School’s 25th Anniversary as an independent Catholic school and a national model of inner-city education.

We are delighted to welcome back our 450 students in Pre-K through 8th grade. Enjoy a glimpse of Gesu’s first week! 

Gesu School is in the news for our 25th Anniversary! Read these articles: 

Gesu School Kicks Off 2018-19 School Year with 25th Anniversary Rooftop Celebration
9/21/2018 – The Philadelphia Sunday Sun – Philadelphia Sun Staff

Gesu School Celebrates 25th Anniversary
9/28/2018 – The Philadelphia Tribune – Tribune Staff Report

Mr. de Santos greets his new class of 6th grade boys. 

Starting the day with prayer in Ms. Liva's 3rd grade girls class. 

Third grade boys enjoy personal reading time in Mr. Meyers' class. 


The first week of school culminated in a back-to-school picnic to launch the celebrations for the year.

A highlight included a proclamation issued by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Councilman Darrell Clarke, presented by Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock, Gesu School Board Member and parent. The citation honors Gesu’s leadership team for their dedicated service to Gesu School and children in Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania State Representative Donna Bullock (3rd from right) presents the proclamation to (from left to right): President and CEO Bryan Carter, Vice President of Development Robert Weinstein, Principal Sr. Ellen Convey, IHM, Vice Principal/Chaplain Rev. Neil Ver'Schneider, S.J., and Vice Principal Alana Lee.

Students, families, teachers, and staff enjoyed a picnic lunch, face painting, bounce houses, and time to build community.

Second grade teacher Mrs. Ryder connects with her former students at the Gesu School 25th Anniversary back-to-school picnic. 

First graders picnic together to celebrate Gesu's 25th Anniversary. 


Gesu School's upcoming 25th Anniversary celebrations: 

Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday, October 27
11:30am in the Church of the Gesu.
All are welcome!

25th Anniversary Gesu Gala honoring Winston J. Churchill, Esq.
Chairman Emeritus, Gesu School Board of Directors
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
Thursday, May 9, 2019


Learn more about Gesu School's history of service to our North Philadelphia community and our role as a national model for inner-city education.


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