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,

Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin the Liturgical season on Lent. As we all know, Lent was the time that Jesus retreated into the desert for forty days to prepare for His ministry. It was for Him a time of reflection and contemplation.

For us, Lent is time to find occasions when we create a little emptiness and silence around us, rediscover the road to our heart, remove ourselves from the noise of external distractions, enter into contact with the deepest source of our being and faith.


Throughout these forty days of Lent, our faculty and students will focus on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Our goal is to get our students to think beyond themselves and to focus on kindness and mercy.


In Pope Francis’ words, here are a few things we can fast from and things we can feast on during this Lenten season:

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

Fast from worries and trust in god.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

Now that’s a pretty full menu! Thank you for entrusting your children to our care. Have a great week.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


  • The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools is pleased to invite students enrolled at St. Rita School to apply for the Dynia Endowed Scholarship for Academic Year 2024-2025:


The due date is March 8, 2024


An electronically fillable scholarship form is avilable below (please note that you must be using Adobe Acrobat in order to use the fillable feature). Once the application is complete, please return it electronically or directly to Mrs. Tiezzi through the school office. 


Copies of the most recent tax returns, which should be 2023 Federal Tax Forms 1040 only (2 pages) should be included. Do not include other schedules from tax returns. If your family has not yet prepared 2023 taxes, please submit 2023 W-2 forms or other documentation supporting income. 


A student may receive more than one FACS scholarship per year. You are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which you are eligible. 


Guidelines and Criteria for the available scholarships are also attached. 


Be sure that all completed applications (including all supporting documentation) are received by FACS by Monday, March 4, 2024. Applications can be submitted electronically or in hard copy form.


Finally, be advised that those students who are currently receiving renewable FACS scholarships need not make applications for renewals. However, they are encouraged to apply for additional new scholarships, if they meet the criteria.

Dynia Scholarship Guidelines
Click HERE to Download the FACS Application

We’ve got good news!

St. Rita School has been entered for the

Catholic Schools Week promotion from

Tiny Saints and 4 Marks Printing.

We are one step closer to helping our

school win a free Tiny Saint for every student,

and t-shirt of St. Rita for every staff member -

a prize valued up to $10,000.

We would be honored if you’d take a moment

to vote and try to help us win!

The more votes we get the better our

chances of winning.

Voting closes the evening of February 22nd.

Scan the QR Code or click the button below to vote for St. Rita School!

Click HERE to Vote for St. Rita School

** Please Note**

There will be no after care on Thursday, February 15, due to low attendance on previous early dismissal days.

With Open Enrollment around the corner

now is the time to spread the good news about

St. Rita School and earn a $250 tuition credit towards your 2024-2025 SRS tuition!

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

The Sweetheart Dance is coming up Friday, February 23

at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Hall

from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

This dance is open to all SRS daughters, accompanied by their fathers or male guardians. To attend this fun and memorable night, please follow the sign-up information.

The cost is $25 per family. A buffet with drinks and a souvenir photo will be provided. HSA is looking forward to seeing our young ladies dressed in their finery with their special someone on that Friday evening.

Get your dancing shoes on!!

Click HERE to Sign Up
Click HERE for Box Tops
Click HERE to Sign Up

Nurse's Corner

Please pray for 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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