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,

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. Each year St. Rita School undertakes a school-wide service project during the Holy Season of Lent. For our project this year we will endeavor to raise money in support of Sacred Hearts Elementary School in Lahaina, Hawaii, which was burned to the ground during the devastating wildfires last August. This week during religion class, the students were introduced to our theme "Aloha, Helping Others In Need".


Our children at St. Rita School have the opportunity to help others as Jesus taught us, "Love one another as I have loved you." Our mascots for this service project are two adorable stuffed characters, appropriately named Milia (Hawaiian name for Mary) and Colin Chameleon. Each homeroom is working toward providing monetary funds for the Sacred Hearts Elementary School. The mascots will visit the classrooms throughout Lent to encourage the children's support. Monetary contributions, large and small, may be brought in daily throughout the weeks of Lent. We also invite and welcome families who would like to make a personal monetary donation from their own family to please send in their contribution and we will add it to our school's total. IF DONATING BY CHECK, PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE to ST. RITA SCHOOL. It is our hope that together, school and home, we will be able to serve our community and share our compassion and gifts and help another Catholic school rebuild after these catastrophic wildfires. 


Our second trimester will be ending on Thursday, March 7, and our third and final trimester will begin on Friday, March 8. Report cards will be sent home with your child on Wednesday, March 13. Optional Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for next Thursday, March 7 from 3:30 P.M.- 6:15 P.M., and on Friday, March 8 from 1:00 P.M. -3:15 P.M. Please contact your child's teacher directly to schedule a conference. 


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. 


During this holy season of Lent, let us try to pray a little more, give a little more, and complain a little less. What a great example we will be to our children when we model these behaviors. Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Have a wonderful and blessed Lenten journey.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


Saturday, February 24

East Shore Catholic Academy

62 Cedar Street, Branford

9:00 am - JV Boys

10:15 am - Varsity Boys

11:30 am - JV Girls

12:45 pm - Varsity Girls

Sunday, February 25

Sacred Heart Academy, Hamden

3:15 pm

JV Boys v. St. Mary

4:30 pm

Girls Varsity v. Assumption

(if St. Rita loses to ESCA of Saturday)

5:45 pm

St. Mary Boys 8

 v. Assumption

7:00 pm

Boys Varsity v. St. Martin

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

March 5-7, 2024!

  • 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

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

Reminder to the families that ordered pizza kits and/or

tickets to the sweetheart dance - the billing will

appear as an April charge on your Blackbaud account.

Click HERE to Participate

Ice Cream Social

- June 10 -

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

Nurse's Corner

Click HERE for Mercy Summer Programs

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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