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
St. Rita News

What's in the News

With everything going on at St. Rita School, we always have something newsworthy to share. We enjoy letting you know about the great things our students are accomplishing and the important activities happening at school. Check back often!

Our Grandparent Connection

We encourage you to join our Grandparent Connection! This valuable resource will afford grandparents the opportunity to stay informed about the happenings at St. Rita School. Sign up now!

Last Day of School

Our last day of school is June 14, 2017. We will send home report cards on this day. Teachers will be available until June 16. 

Lunch In Classrooms

From April 20 to April 28, lunch will be in classrooms. We need volunteers for coverage during this time. If you can help, please contact your child’s teacher.

IOWA Testing

IOWA testing will take place from May 1-12 for students in grades 3-7. The IOWA assessments help determine how students are performing on nationwide standards. These assessments measure achievement in several important content areas including reading, English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Testing will take place most mornings until 10:00 a.m. Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives to school on time. Do not make any appointments for your child that will require him/her to miss out on the testing. We will send home results of your child’s performance on the IOWA tests by the end of the year.

Grandparent's/Special Person's Day

We invite all grandparents and special persons to celebrate grandparent's/special person's day with us on Friday, May 5. Please join us in church for First Friday mass and the May crowning. After returning to school we will serve refreshments, and all guests may visit their grandchildren in the classrooms to learn about all the great things our students are learning. Please return the grandparent's/special person's day RSVP form to the school by Monday, May 1. We look forward to seeing you!

Family Fun At Ashley's Ice Cream Cafe

St. Rita's School invites you to join us for a family fun afternoon at Ashley's Ice Cream Cafe on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Our fun afternoon will run from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ashley's will be donating 25% of their profit from our event to St. Rita's School. Please join us for yummy treats and good company! Please contact Kristen Geltman via e-mail with questions.

Anniversary Celebration Photos

We would like to thank all who attended our 60th anniversary celebration, liturgy, and dinner. It was a wonderful day filled with love and support from SRS Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and many friends of SRS. We are truly blessed by the SRS community. You can view and purchase photos from the celebration online directly through the Nicole Mele Photography and Design, LLC website.

Anniversary Celebration Photos

Upcoming Events April - June

As the end of the school year approaches, we have a lot going on at St. Rita. Please take a moment to check out our Calendar page, or feel free to download a copy of our upcoming events April - June.

St. Rita School 60th Anniversary Campaign

Help us reach our goal! 60th Anniversary Campaign. Visit our Support Us page to learn more!Please join us in celebrating the 60th anniversary of St. Rita School! We started a campaign to support our investment in a state-of-the-art security system and new playground equipment. Each gift – no matter the size – advances our mission to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing, and faith filled Catholic environment. We need your help to reach our goal. Please visit our Support Us page to donate today. Thank you!

St. Rita Vacation Bible School

Send your kids (grades pre-K through 5) on an imaginative and impacting adventure! Mark your calendars for our St. Rita Vacation Bible School Maker Fun Factory on Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30. We also need adult and teen volunteers to help plan, set up, manage stations, and lead small groups. Please see our recent school newsletter for more information.

School House Rock! Live! T-shirt and Ticket Orders

Get ready to rock the school house! School House Rock! Live! is coming April 27-29. T-shirts and tickets are available now.


  • Available for your entire family
  • $10 each - send cash or check along with your child's name, grade, homeroom, and shirt size.
  • If you wear your shirt to the performance, you will receive a special treat at the Conjunction Junction Concessions stand!
  • T-shirt orders are due March 31.


  • On sale now!
  • Ticket orders are processed upon submission for best available seating
  • Use our ticket order form

Mother And Son Night Of Fun

Attention, moms and sons! This year we are going outside! We are excited to announce this year's event is on Friday, May 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington. This event is for our moms, special guests, and our prek through 8th grade St. Rita School boys. Fun activities for every age group have been planned, including scavenger bingo and middle school kickball - moms vs. sons. We will serve dinner at the camp. It's an evening you don't want to miss. Please contact Joanne Bruno via e-mail should you have questions, and see our mother and son night of fun flyer for more information. See you all on May 12!

$10,000 Tuition Raffle

St. Rita School proudly presents our first annual tuition raffle! The raffle ticket sales will run from Tuesday, March 14 through Wednesday, June 7, 2017. This is an amazing fundraising opportunity for us with tremendous odds as there will only be 800 tickets available for this raffle. The winner will receive $10,000 for tuition! Please view our raffle flyer and raffle order form to learn all the details.

Mother's Day Plant Sale

It's almost that time of year, once again! It’s time to start thinking about our annual Mother's Day Plant Sale. For all the details, including due dates and pick up dates please check out the flyer below. The order form also listed below is due on Wednesday, April 5.

Summer Camp

St. Rita School summer camp is on June 19 through July 28. The cost is $225 per weekly session. Please see our Summer Camp page for full details.

2016-2017 School Year Goals

Our 2016-2017 school year goals are now available online. Please take a moment to review what we plan on accomplishing this year.