St. Rita School inspires students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled Catholic environment.

We prepare students to be morally responsible, innovative thinkers who, in today’s technology-guided global community, live and share the Love of Christ.

From the Desk of Mrs. Tiezzi

Dear St. Rita Parents and Guardians,


Happy Easter! The celebration of Our Lord’s Resurrection continues in the Church for eight days, called the Octave of Easter. Each day of the Octave is ranked as a Solemnity in the Church’s liturgical calendar. The Octave of Easter ends on the Second Sunday of Easter, the Sunday of Divine Mercy. In the Jubilee Year 2000, at the Mass in which he canonized the humble religious Sister Faustina Kowalska, Blessed John Paul II declared that from then on throughout the Church the Second Sunday of Easter would also be called the Sunday of Divine Mercy. This Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 P.M., please join in the devotions and celebration to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Rita Church. We hope you will join us to proclaim the saving power of God’s “merciful love”.


There is a great deal of excitement surrounding the solar eclipse occurring this Monday, April 8, 2024. We want to make sure that our solar eclipse experience is as safe as it can be for each and every student. This is especially important given that the process will start at 2:15 p.m. and conclude by 4:30 p.m. This timeframe includes our dismissal time which poses a challenge for us. The school has purchased the specialized eye protection for all students and staff. These specialized glasses will be sent home with each child on Monday. As part of their instruction on the solar eclipse, our teachers will be reviewing safety protocol when viewing the eclipse. We need your partnership, as well. Please review the linked information from the CT State Department of Education which has a wealth of information about the solar eclipse and how to keep your child safe.

How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely

Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse



I wanted to share an update with the school community regarding the various projects we are undertaking during this school year. We are moving forward over April vacation with replacing the two air conditioning units which failed in September. Over the past few years we have been replacing units as needed and will continue to do so. The vacant house which was purchased last fall will be torn down once all the utilities have been shut off and the permit process is completed. We are continuing to receive bids for the door replacement project. This has been a rather arduous endeavor as many companies have been contacted but have not followed through with a bid. We will keep you informed as we work to complete these projects over the next few months.


Spring break is right around the corner. School will be closed the week of April 15. Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Best wishes for a Blessed Easter season, Alleluia!


God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi

Financial Aid for the

2024-2025 School Year

The financial aid portal is now open for the next school year. To apply, please sign in to your FACTS Family Portal, then click on FINANCIAL in the left-hand menu, then on APPLY FOR GRANT & AID.

Please note that you must be current on this year's tuition, and re-enrolled for the next school year in order to begin the application.

Parents of K-8 After Care Students

Please send your child/ren with a snack

each day for after care.

Re-Registration for 2024-2025

If you haven't done so already, please visit FACTSMGT.COM to set up your Family Portal for the

2024-2025 school year.

Instructions were sent to each family.

Re-enrollment will take place online

through the FACTS Family Portal.

Click HERE to Register for Crusader Camp 2024

We are currently accepting new enrollments for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year. If you know of a family who is interested in learning more about St. Rita School, please have them contact Mrs. Brunoour admissions director, to set up a tour or learn more about our wonderful school. Our parent referral program is now open and details on how to receive a $250 referral tuition credit for the upcoming school year can be found on our website.

Visit our Family Referral page for more information:


Click HERE to sign up for Before/After Care
Click HERE to sign up for Hot Lunch


Home/School Association

Click HERE to Download the Order Form
Click HERE to Sign Up

Donations for St. Rita School

Online Auction!

We are holding our annual online auction to raise money for St. Rita School starting on Mon April 29th, 2024 @ 6:00 AM EDT and ending on Mon May 6th, 2024 @ 9:00 PM EDT.

If you or someone you know would like to donate an item or service to the auction, have them follow this link:


If you have any questions, email us at hsasrs.stritaschool@gmail.com by 4/27/2024.

Please forward this email to anyone you know that may be interested in helping!

Your generosity and assistance is what keeps St. Rita School thriving. We hope that you will participate in the auction! Thank you for your continued support.


St. Rita HSA

Saturday, May 4

9:00 am to 12 noon

Click Here to Register

Nurse's Corner

Hamden Public Schools and St. Rita School will now be following the new respiratory virus guidelines set forth by the CDC and our local health department.

COVID will now fall into the same category as the flu and RSV as a respiratory virus.

If your child develops symptoms of a respiratory virus (cough, fever, runny nose , congestion, fatigue), they should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication and their symptoms are improving. They can return to school and we would encourage the use of a mask for 5 days. 


Required physicals for PreK , Kindergarten and Grade 7:

Please remember to send in your child's physical if they are entering grade 7, PreK, and/or Kindergarten .These are required for entry into school in August. 

Medication reminder: as allergy season approaches:

Please do not send medication into school with your child. This includes any Over The Counter medication (Advil, Tylenol, Midol, cold medicine, allergy medicine, etc). Medication that needs to be taken during school hours must be brought into school by an adult along with a medication order from the physician. 

If you wish to have cough drops available to your child please send them into school with a note. The nurse will keep them in her office and administer them to your child as needed. 

Thank you for your cooperation 

Please pray for Ms. Susan Gill (sister of Ms. Lori Gill), Mr. John DiPaola (grandfather of John and Juliana), and Mrs. Mary Daley (grandmother of Lillian Daley), and all the deceased members of our

St. Rita Community.

St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016
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