Parish School


Gesu Catholic School is an important ministry of the Church of the Gesu. The school provides a Christ-centered education with an emphasis on Jesuit ideals and traditions.  

Gesu Catholic School a “Blue Ribbon School of Excellence,” is dedicated to providing a rich and diverse curriculum that is integrated with Catholic faith values. Students are guided and supported to reach their own academic goals while discovering new strengths and interests. Helping to develop and strengthen a deeper faith as well as a passion for learning in each student is successful due to collaboration between parents, parishioners and a dedicated faculty and staff. The mission of the school is to provide a community and curriculum which meet the needs of the whole child in an atmosphere that fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning skills. For more information, visit the school website at or contact Regan Kazel, principal.


Recent renovations have created exciting new learning spaces which are designed to engage students of all ages in areas such as robotics, programming, technical design, architecture and project-based learning. The center also includes an Art Studio on the lower level, a 2nd floor science lab and a beautiful Learning Commons and Library. With these innovative renovations it is possible for Gesu School to prepare our students for a 21st century world with an increased focus on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.


The Gesu Preschool offers classes for 3, 4 and 5-year-old children. The preschool’s integrated curriculum uses a center-based approach where learning occurs through active exploration and interaction in a “hands-on” environment. Registration is held in late January. To learn more, contact Debbie Lautenbach, Preschool Director, at (216) 932-0620 (x129).


  • HAPPY TOGETHER is a parent/child class for children ages 16 - 30 months which utilizes a playgroup-like setting and meets for one hour on Monday mornings.

  • TOPS (TIME OUT for PARENTS) is a drop off class for two and three year old children (pre-preschool). We run this class 8:45 - 11:15 Tuesday through Friday. Older children may attend two days per week. 

Both classes take place during the school year in our classroom in the lower level of Gesu School. The fall session is a twelve week session and the winter/spring session is fifteen weeks. For more information, please contact Karen C. Smith.


The Building Leadership Team is composed of the school administrators, faculty representatives from various grade levels and support staff. The group meets every month in order to maintain communication in the school. Representatives are expected to represent the ideas of their colleagues and report back to them on pertinent discussions. This group helps to establish, maintain and revise school practices and policies in order to support the effective operation of the school. For more information, email Regan Kazel, Gesu School Principal.  


Gesu School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) serves as a liaison organization between the school’s parents and staff members. It promotes communication, service to the school and parent education. It also conducts fundraisers which directly support the school and its programs. Meetings are held on the second Monday evening of the month at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Nicki Abate or Emily Delaney.