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

Morning Drop off

Parents - if you arrive before 7:50 am for drop off, please form only 1 line in front of the entrance, or park in a parking space. The teachers/staff are having trouble entering the parking lot in the morning when both lanes are blocked. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Church Etiquette

St. Rita Church, as well as any other sacred spaces, is a place of prayer and worship. We teach our students to be respectful of these sacred spaces by following some simple rules of etiquette. We ask that our parents and grandparents do the same. Below are some respectful practices we ask you to follow when joining our students at Mass.

  • Arrive for Mass on time - genuflect when entering the pew, kneel down and say a prayer before sitting.
  • Do not talk during Mass unless you are responding to the priest
  • Do not take food, water bottles, or coffee/tea into the church. Should your young child need a snack, please be sure you clean up if they make a mess.
  • Visit the restroom before the Mass to take care of any grooming needs such as combing hair or touching up make-up.
  • Stay off your cell phone and please have it on silent mode
  • Baseball hats should not be worn during Mass.
  • Dress appropriately – such items as pajama pants, wrinkled and dirty clothing, or revealing clothing such as bare midriffs, short shorts, and strapless tops, are not church appropriate.
  • Please work with your children on being attentive during Mass. Allowing them to talk loudly, kick the back of the seat, lay on the pew, eat and drink food or candy, play with toys or electronic devices, mistreat hymnals, and bother others is not allowed when they are in school and should not be allowed when they are with parents.

Thank you so much for helping us model for our students’ proper church etiquette.

  • 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 (Please note that this scholarship is only available to parishioners of St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven):


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 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:



The St. Paul VI Knights of Columbus are again selling blessed Palm Crosses for Easter beginning this weekend at all churches. These beautiful crosses measure 24” high by 12” across, include a variety of colored ribbons and feature an artificial lily, suitable to adorn your yard or respectfully placed at gravesites of beloved family members.

           The crosses are $13.00 each and 2 for $25. Order forms are at the exits through the weekend of March 16-17, 2024 or on the parish website. Order forms with payment can be deposited into collection boxes located at all churches. Crosses will be available for pickup on Palm Sunday weekend, March 23~24, 2024 from all churches at the times designated on the order form. Spanish order forms will be available at Blessed Sacrament church. Thank you for your support!

Click HERE to Download the Palm Cross Order Form
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

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

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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