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Overall
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Gesu School
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsPreK-8
  • Waiting List Size42 students.
  • Enrollment460
  • PrincipalSister Ellen Convey
  • Phone Number215-763-3660
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (2, 33, 61) Trolley (15)
  • Address 1700 West Thompson Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
  • NeighborhoodNorth Central
  • Tuition$8,500 plus $150 registration fee
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Mission

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...

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.

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Points of Pride

Academics * Graduates are accepted to many of the finest private, archdiocesan, charter and magnet high schools in the region, e.g. St. Joseph’s Prep, Shipley School, Merion Mercy Academy, Baldwin School, Springside Chestnut Hill, Germantown...

Academics * Graduates are accepted to many of the finest private, archdiocesan, charter and magnet high schools in the region, e.g. St. Joseph’s Prep, Shipley School, Merion Mercy Academy, Baldwin School, Springside Chestnut Hill, Germantown Friends School, Friends Central, Cristo Rey High School, Roman Catholic, LaSalle College High School, Mercy Career & Technical School, Carver Engineering and Science, Central, Milton Hershey School, The Haverford School, Valley Forge Military Academy, Archbishop Carroll, Archbishop Wood, Roman Catholic, Little Flower School for Girls, etc. Special Classes * The well-rounded curriculum includes advanced math, advanced writing, Spanish language instruction, art, music, science lab, gym, library, standard academic subjects, as well as remedial instruction for those requiring additional attention in math and English language arts. Technology: *1:1 Chromebook devices for grades 3-8 * 2:1 iPad devices for Kindergarten through 2nd grade * Computer lab * Interactive whiteboard and projector in every classroom and the library *Microsoft Surface Pro tablets for faculty - used for classroom instruction Fine Arts and After School Clubs: * After School Program: primary after school program * Gesu Extra Mile (GEM): secondary after school program * Gospel Choir * Forensics Club * Yearbook Club *Health Cooking/Eating Club Faculty * Twenty-nine full-time faculty members * PhD instructor in Advanced Writing * >50% of the faculty have a Master’s in Education degree or working on completion of Master’s in Education degree. Athletics: * Basketball - varsity boys and girls; junior varsity boys and girls * Track - boys and girls * Soccer – started soccer program in 2012-2013 academic year. * Baseball - started in 2013-2014 academic year. Memberships/Partnerships * Steppingstone Scholars member school * Saint Joseph’s University * Philadelphia Orchestra Educational Partnership Program * Rock School of Dance – Rock Reach Program * Dancing with the Students * Jump Start – Temple University * Mann Center * Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

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Admissions Policy

Registration is, typically, in March for new students, while preference is given and registration is completed earlier for returning students. At the time of registration, the following material is required: birth certificate, Social Security Card,...

Registration is, typically, in March for new students, while preference is given and registration is completed earlier for returning students. At the time of registration, the following material is required: birth certificate, Social Security Card, baptismal certificate (if applicable), immunization record (updated), current report card (if applicable), registration fee of $150 (non-refundable) for new students or $75 (non-refundable) for returning student, verification of family income (W-2 and 1040).

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Safety & Culture

External video cameras (3) in place; as well as a buzzer/video/audio system for admission to school building. Sign-in/sign-out process with visitor badges. Internal video cameras throughout the building. School safety committee is in place.

External video cameras (3) in place; as well as a buzzer/video/audio system for admission to school building. Sign-in/sign-out process with visitor badges. Internal video cameras throughout the building. School safety committee is in place.

Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Accreditation (2015); Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Sponsorship Agreement (2015)

Middle States Accreditation (2015); Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Sponsorship Agreement (2015)

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 98.8%
White 0.5%
Hispanic 0.7%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 49.9%
Male Students 50.1%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
36
Kindergarten Students
47
1st Grade Students
48
2nd Grade Students
47
3rd Grade Students
47
4th Grade Students
48
5th Grade Students
48
6th Grade Students
48
7th Grade Students
46
8th Grade Students
45
Total Students
460

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
1.5

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Choir,
  • Dance,
  • School Plays,
  • Theater Group,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Tennis,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Girls Track and Field

Other Activities

* Please note Gesu School has two classes per grade. For example, there are 47 kindergarten students; however, there are 23 children in one class and 24 in the other class.

* Please note Gesu School has two classes per grade. For example, there are 47 kindergarten students; however, there are 23 children in one class and 24 in the other class.

Language Programs

  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

Parent Involvement

Home and School Association (HSA) is very active and meets monthly. HSA has sponsored family activities, e.g. bingo, family fun night, etc. Parents volunteer during the school day in the morning car line, classrooms, on the playground and in the...

Home and School Association (HSA) is very active and meets monthly. HSA has sponsored family activities, e.g. bingo, family fun night, etc. Parents volunteer during the school day in the morning car line, classrooms, on the playground and in the cafeteria.

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Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

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