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/Guardians,

It was so great to see all the smiling faces of our students, both new and returning, over the past few days! Despite a few bus issues and a few tears from our youngest ones, the past few days have gone really well. Welcome to all our new students and their families. We also welcome our new staff members: Mrs. Eileen Riley, kindergarten teacher; Mr. Tyler Ferrara, 4th grade teacher; Mr. Donald Fay, science teacher; , Ms. Deborah Keyes, art teacher; Ms. Laura McKay, administrative assistant; Mr. Tyler Coffey, custodian, and Mr. Joe Palowski , substitute PE teacher. We are currently looking for a permanent PE teacher as well as workers for our afterschool program which is open on school days from 3:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M. If you know of anyone who might be interested please have them contact me.

Our school-wide theme for the year is Love in Action-The St. Rita Way. God’s greatest commandments –“Love the Lord your God with all you heart, with all your soul and with all your mind“ and “Love your neighbor as yourself” are the premise for our theme ”Love in Action.” Together with the St. Rita Way, our students will make a positive difference in our school community, their families, and in our world. What is the St. Rita Way you ask? It is to be a respectful, responsible, kind, helpful, honest, loving, and faith-filled student. We expect all our students to follow the rules in the classroom, in the lunchroom, and out at recess. Working together (parents, teachers and students) we will continue to keep St. Rita School the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.

We will have two Back to School/Meet the Teacher Nights this year. The date for parents with students in grades PreK 3-Grade 3, is next Thursday, September 7 beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the gym and for parents with students in grades 4-8, the date is Tuesday, September 12 beginning at 6:00 P.M. in the gym. The presentations are in-person only and will include a welcome from our Pastor, Fr. Tiano and overview of the upcoming HSA events. This is a parent event; please leave your children at home.

Beginning the week of September 11 our students in grades 1-8 will be taking the NWEA MAP assessments. These growth assessments are technology based and the results will be shared with you during Parent-Teacher conferences in October. We began using these growth assessments last year and will use the data to identify students who need intervention or determine instructional strategies that will generate the most academic growth for our students. These assessments will be given three times a year (Sept., Jan. and May).

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Just a reminder that Friday is an early dismissal day for our students and teachers as Monday is Labor Day. I hope you all have a relaxing and rejuvenating Labor Day weekend with your family. Stay safe and be well.


God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


We are currently looking for a full or part-time physical education teacher, and after care workers (Monday - Friday, 2:45 to 5:30 on school days). If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact the school office at 203-248-3114.

Before care will start on the first day of school,

Tuesday, August 30, at 7 am.

Please take note that after care will start on Tuesday, September 5, and run from 2:45 to 5:30 pm.

Before and After Care Charges

Pre-K - Before Care - $8/day

Pre-K - After Care - $21/day

K-8 - Before Care - $6/day

K-8 - After Care - $18/day

Early Dismissal Days

Pre-K $40

K-8 - $40

Delayed Opening

Pre-K - $24

K-8 - $10

Click HERE to sign up for Before/After Care

Click HERE to download the Hot Lunch Instructions


If you would like your child to receive white or chocolate milk daily, please sign up via this Google form.

The deadline for the milk program is Friday, September 1. 

The $40 milk cost will be posted on your October Blackbaud tuition account.

Uniform Swap

In the gym - before and after school every day.

Click HERE to download the 2023-2024 St. Rita School Calendar


Home/School Association

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