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 SRS Parents and Guardians,

It’s hard to believe that we are almost to the end of July and school will be starting back up in four weeks. I hope this summer has been relaxing and rejuvenating for you and your family. We have been very busy with our summer camp program and various maintenance projects. We have also been busy hiring new staff to replace those veteran teachers who have retired or left for other opportunities. We still have a few openings for various staff and teaching positions. If you know of any qualified candidates, please have them contact me directly.

  • PT School Administrative Assistant and Aftercare Director-Hours 12:00-5:30 during the school year and flexible in the summer.

  • PT Advancement/Development Director-20 to 25 hours a week.

  • PT or FT Physical Education Teacher.

  • Beforecare and Aftercare staff-7:00-8:00/8:30 A.M. and/or 3:00-5:30PM during the school year.

We have hired a number of new staff members and have shifted a few teachers to fill in the vacancies that we have for the upcoming school year.

  • Mrs. Palowski will be taking over as the new PreK4 teacher replacing Mrs. McGrath who has retired from teaching but will be staying on as Director of the PreK program for the upcoming school year.

  • Both Mrs. Bonini and Ms. DelVecchio will be teaching grade 1. Mrs. Gertz will be the only 2nd grade teacher.

  • Mr. Tyler Ferrara has been hired as the second 4th grade teacher. He previously taught at St. Ann Academy in Bridgeport.

  • Ms. Deborah Keyes will be serving as our new art teacher. She is also employed as the art teacher at St. Theresa School in Trumbull.

  • Mrs. Eileen Riley who previously taught at St. Mary School in Waterbury will be our new kindergarten teacher replacing Mrs. McKeon who retired.

  • Mr. Donald Fay will be joining our middle school team as our science teacher. Donald taught at various Catholic and public schools throughout his career. Mrs. Grossomanides (Mrs. G.) will be taking over as the new social studies, history, and geography teacher in the middle school replacing Mr. Banas who has taken a position in the New Canaan Public Schools.

  • Mr. Halloran will now be the morning face and voice of the St. Rita School front office replacing Mrs. Barnett who left to pursue other endeavors.

  • Mrs. Bathrick has left her position as Director of our Before and After care programs to devote her time to her growing family.

  • And finally, we welcome Carmody LLC as our new cleaning service and Tyler Coffey as our new day porter.

During the month of August the school office will be closed on Fridays. The August Constant Contact will be sent out sometime in mid-August which will have information about signing up for hot lunch and before and aftercare. After care will not begin until after Labor Day, but before care and hot lunch will begin on August 29. Soft opening day is scheduled for Monday, August 28 and more information about that will be shared in the August Constant Contact.

As we are still enrolling students for the new school year our class lists will not be released until August 25.

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care for the upcoming school year. Enjoy the remainder of this beautiful and relaxing summer. Stay cool. 

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi

Save the Dates!

Back to School Parent Nights

Thursday, September 7 - 6:00 to 7:30 - Pre K to Grade 3

Tuesday, September 12 - 6:00 to 7:30 - Grades 4 to 8

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The St. Rita School Office will be open from

9 am to 1 pm

Monday through Thursday

(closed on Friday)

during the month of August.

The uniform swap will be available beginning next week, July 31, during office hours

 (Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm).

2023-2024 St. Rita School Calendar

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Please pray for all those that have suffered in

Ukraine, Turkey, & Syria,

and all those members

of our school family 

who are in need of our prayers.

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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