St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
1601 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Business Office: (203) 248.5513
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International Student

St. Rita School accepts international students!

St. Rita School is an F-1 approved school. We invite students from around the world to study in our safe and nurturing Catholic environment. We immerse students into our English-speaking community and participate in all aspects of our school community. 

Admissions Requirements

  • Student must apply to St. Rita School. Please submit application form, copy of passport, copy of birth certificate, copy of current school records (both in English and current language), and a $25.00 fee (checks payable to St. Rita School).
  • Our school will conduct an interview with the student and take part in an academic assessment (once student arrives in the U.S.)

Once we accept the student to St. Rita School, please follow these steps:

  • I-20 Application - after the student has applied and we accept the student at the school, the I-20 application is the document needed to begin the process of obtaining an F-1 Visa so that the student may legally study in the United States.
    • Quick guide to I-20 application process
      1. Student applies and the school accepts the student. We then send a letter of acceptance.
      2. Our school works with the student/family to complete the I-20 application form. The principal then signs the form. 
      3. The student/family pays the $250 I-20 application fee (per student), made payable to the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis.
      4. Our school sends the following to OEEC: the original I-20 application form, the $250 fee, a copy of passport, and a copy of acceptance letter.
      5. OEEC processes the I-20 in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) database and sends the student’s official I-20 form to the school. Student obtains the I-20 document from school, agent, or family member. This is the documentation necessary for the student to obtain an F-1 Visa, allowing him/her to study in the U.S.
  • As part of the process of obtaining the F-1 Visa, the student must make an appointment at the U.S. Consulate in their home country. They must also pay an I-901 fee to the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Government. The student must pay this online prior to entry into the U.S. for the purpose of studying in the country.
  • Students must pay the international student tuition in full along with the international student fee prior to the start of school year.

    St. Rita School does not have room and board options.