Gesu School is an independent, Catholic school primarily serving the children of North Philadelphia. Our school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origins in the administration of its educational policies, its admission policies, or in any school administered programs.
Priority in admissions will be given to children of alumni and siblings of current students.
Priority in admissions will be given to moderate- and low-income families.
Gesu is committed to providing a quality education at an affordable price. Tuition for the 2020-21 school year is $8,500 per student. Gesu School provides generous financial aid with the maximum standard financial aid award being $6,100 per student. To be eligible for additional aid, all families must complete a financial aid application. There is a $35 fee (per family) to submit the financial aid application. The website is: https://smartaidforparents.com. Use School ID 12738.
Returning students receive preference and complete re-registration before we begin accepting new students. Acceptance letters will be mailed within four weeks of application. Upper grades are typically notified in April.
Materials required at time of registration:
- Birth certificate (original)
- Social security card (original)
- Photo ID of parent/guardian
- Immunization records
- Physical exam form
- Dental form
- Proof of residency
- Baptism record (if applicable)
- Report cards for grades 1-8
- $150 registration fee for new students
- $150 registration for returning students with a *possibility of $75 discount before the deadline. *Please check with the school for the deadline date.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Requirements:
- Pre-kindergarten children must be four years old by September 1.
- Kindergarten children must be five years old by September 1.
First Grade Admission Requirements:
- Students must be six years old by September 1 and have completed a Kindergarten program.