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

Honor Roll

Trimester 2

Grade 8

High Honors

Gracie Dagliere

Persephone Delaney

Samantha Langella

Emilia Marcucci

Marianne Nable

Joseph Nagorski

Joseph Pepple

Ryan Tamani

Isla Zemba


Camila Avila-Mercado

Oscar Bolanos

Jasiah Bordeaux

Daniel Carone

Lillian Daley

Addyson Davis

Kaleb Gomez

Jacob Gray

Justin Hau

Philip Hau

Braelyn Heusser

Blake Huston

Giuliana Longo

Angelina Nicotra

Josephine Nicotra

Talin Patel

Nyla Payne

Luke Raffone

Elleddy Thony

Isabella Uy

Maya Woodward


Jayden Brennen

Gavin Eddy

Ryan Farina

Liam Kingsley

Colin Morris

Dylan Puklin

Jaxon Roy

Khloe Sackor

Jonathan Scarlett

Brayden Young

Grade 7

High Honors

Nessa Ankrah

Bridget Barnett

Leanne Berongoy

Isabelle Chacko

Hannah Colas

Jack Conklin

Beatrice Dikow

Giuliana Polinsky

Brendan Schnepf

Daniel Schnepf

Margaret Schreck

Lia Williams


Lucy Adolphe

Adriana Bonini

James Carrasco

Carina Galletti

Lev Killheffer

Michaela Madonick

Valentino Massaro

Nyla Middleton

Niko Pellegrino

Sophia Sellers

Daniel Taveras

Emely Velasco

Fabiana Velasquez

Nicholas Watts


Ryan Alvarez

Milliah Cabrera

Gabriel Cardichon

James Colon

David Holder

Michael Palowski

Valentina Quijano

Grade 6

High Honors

Marlee Adlam

Norah Burns

Milan Colon

Franciszek Grochowalski-Nowak

Eloise McPherson

JiEun Nastri

Alexia Nawrocki

Ottavio Sabino

Juliette Walsh


Maeve Barnett

Preston Barrett



Leah Carrano

Grace Evanich

Amelia Garbatini

Romeo Lopez

Nellie Mangiafico

Erik Mann

Jakson Mathews

Andrew Rossetti

Lilliana Ryan

Payton Simms

Chandler Smith

Lilliana Towle

Cody Young


Lily McGeehan

Dear St. Rita Parents/Guardians,

We are pleased to announce that our Dean of Student Life, Mrs. Joanna Robinson, has been selected as one of ten educators to receive the 2023 Light of Christ Recognition Award, which honors outstanding performance among educators in the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford. Joanna is being honored as an educator who serves as a role model for her students, a witness to Jesus, a dedicated educator, and a responsible citizen whose life is guided by Catholic principles. She, along with the other recipients, will receive their awards at Friday’s Catholic School Educators’ Faith Formation Day on March 22 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Congratulations, Mrs. Robinson!

Last year St. Rita School was awarded an education grant through GEER funds. This grant provided us with an interventionist, school counselor, and now an instructional coach. Over the next few months an educational consultant/instructional coach from Catapult Learning, Mrs. Allison Peterson, will be working with our teachers and our students. Allison will work alongside our teachers as we help our students better navigate the post-Covid world. Allison brings to St. Rita a wealth of experience working with students and teachers in shifting ownership of learning to our students so that they become more responsible, helpful, and respectful. Now more than ever, it is important to help create educational experiences that prepare our students to thrive in a world that will constantly require them to learn new skills and develop new competencies. We welcome Mrs. Peterson to our St. Rita Community.

Our Lenten service project, which will help with providing assistance to the students of Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina, Hawaii, has surpassed the $3900 mark. Many of our students are assisting at home by performing additional chores or sacrificing their lunch snack in order to help the students at Sacred Hearts who lost everything, including their school, to the wildfires last August. The wildfire left 84 Sacred Hearts students and 12 staff members without homes. After the wildfires, the Bishop of Honolulu, Most Reverend Larry Silva, shared this video with his parishioners of the Sacred Hearts community rising from the ashes, embodying hope and determination. Please watch this short, heartfelt video with your family (by clicking HERE) which demonstrates the profound faith, resilience, and aloha spirit of the community of Sacred Hearts School. We will continue to collect donations until after Easter. Thank you to our families for teaching your children the importance of sacrifice and almsgiving.

Our Lost & Found is once again overflowing with green fleeces, navy sweatshirts, green polo shirts, water bottles, pink earmuffs, winter hats, winter jackets, lunch boxes, and other assorted items. If your child has come home missing items, please have them check our lost and found. The school uniform items will be recycled and the other items will be placed in the church donation bin if they are not claimed by April break. Any item properly labeled with your child’s name will be returned to him/her.

This coming Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday, marking Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week. Next week (March 24-29) is Holy Week, a very sacred time of the year, for it is how we commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus' life on this earth. These are the days leading up to the great Easter Feast. Please take some time to take your children to the beautiful and sacred liturgies of Holy Week and Easter. Next Thursday, March 28, our 6th grade class will lead us in the Living Stations of the Cross. All are invited to attend. School will dismiss early on Holy Thursday (March 28) and will be closed on Good Friday (March 29) and Easter Monday (April 1).

Thank you for entrusting your child/ren to our care. Enjoy the early and chilly days of Spring.

God Bless,

Mrs. Tiezzi


The deadline has been extended to Thursday, March 21! Please send in your orders by tomorrow!

Click HERE to download the order form!

Re-Registration for 2024-2025

We will be transitioning to our new online student information system (FACTS) for re-registration for

the 2024-2025 school year.

Information will be sent electronically to each family. Documents and deposit will now be done online through our new system.

(Please note that each family must be current

on their 2023-2024 tuition).

If you haven't done so already, please visit FACTSMGT.COM to set up your Family Portal for the

2024-2025 school year.

Re-enrollment will take place online

through the FACTS Family Portal.

St. Paul VI Parish

Holy Week Schedule

Click HERE to Download the Holy Week Schedule

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:


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


Home/School Association

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

Saturday, May 4

9:00 am to 12 noon

Click Here to Register

Nurse's Corner

Hamden Public Schools and St. Rita School will now be following the new respiratory virus guidelines set forth by the CDC and our local health department.

COVID will now fall into the same category as the flu and RSV as a respiratory virus.

If your child develops symptoms of a respiratory virus (cough, fever, runny nose , congestion, fatigue), they should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication and their symptoms are improving. They can return to school and we would encourage the use of a mask for 5 days. 


Required physicals for PreK , Kindergarten and Grade 7:

Please remember to send in your child's physical if they are entering grade 7, PreK, and/or Kindergarten .These are required for entry into school in August. 

Medication reminder: as allergy season approaches:

Please do not send medication into school with your child. This includes any Over The Counter medication (Advil, Tylenol, Midol, cold medicine, allergy medicine, etc). Medication that needs to be taken during school hours must be brought into school by an adult along with a medication order from the physician. 

If you wish to have cough drops available to your child please send them into school with a note. The nurse will keep them in her office and administer them to your child as needed. 

Thank you for your cooperation 

Please pray for Mrs. Mary Daley (grandmother of Lillian Daley),

and 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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