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,

As we close out 2023, I’d like to share with you the State of the School Address which I recently presented to our School Council at their December meeting. As per diocesan policy, each year the school leadership is required to share the “state of the school” with the school community.

We at St. Rita School have much to be proud of and grateful for — a healthy school enrollment, a very stable financial position, a dedicated and committed faculty and staff, and families supportive of our mission to provide an academically excellent, safe, nurturing, Catholic environment for our students. Please take some time to review the presentation and reach out if you have any questions.

On behalf of our Pastor, Fr. Tiano, and our St. Rita School faculty, I wish you and your family the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace that His love provides at Christmas and always. Merry Christmas to all and blessings for a healthy and happy 2024. 

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Click HERE to View the State of the School Presentation

Please visit and spread the word to vote for our Grade 5 Christmas Tree at the Blessed Father Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center. It is a great activity to do on the weekends or during Christmas Break. 

On Thursday, December 28 the center is having a free family day from 11:00 to 3:00 PM filled with activities for children

. Visit their website to register to attend this event: https://www.michaelmcgivneycenter.org/en/index.html

Christmas Mass Schedule Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24th

4:00 PM Vigil Mass 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

Saint Rita Church


7:00 PM Vigil Mass

Blessed Sacrament Church (Spanish Mass)


10:00 PM (Midnight Mass)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25th

8:00 AM Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

9:00 AM Saint Rita Church

10:00 AM Blessed Sacrament Church

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

Nurse's Corner

Interested in learning how to code? 

Girls Who Code at Quinnipiac University is an opportunity for students (5th-12th grade) to be introduced to the world of coding! No coding experience is required and the program is FREE!

It will begin in January (running until April) where students will learn languages such as Scratch, Python, and JavaScript. Students will build their coding skills and backbones of these languages through projects that will be completed throughout the program with the help of the facilitators.

Our meetings will entail a fun engineering activity, a sisterhood bonding activity, a coding lesson and snacks! At the end of the 10 week program, students will receive a certificate of completion and a T-Shirt at our graduation ceremony.

Please reach out to qugirlswhocode@gmail.com if you have any questions and make sure to scan our QR code on the poster to register. You can also register here.

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