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
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!


Stay up to date with what is going on at St. Rita. We encourage you to check out our newsletter located on the left hand side of the page to make sure you don't miss a thing!

School Lunch

Eating a high-quality, nutritious meal is important for a healthy mind and body. We are happy to offer delicious hot lunch options for our students daily.

Visit our School Lunch page throughout the year to find out what’s on the menu and to get all of the information on our hot lunch program.

Future Musicians Band Program

The Future Musicians Band Director will be visiting the 4th - 8th grade classrooms on Tuesday, September 5 to demonstrate the instruments for the students, talk to the returning band members, and pass out information about the band program. There will be a band parent meeting night on Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. for all new band members as well as any returning band members that would like to come. 

Band rehearsals and lessons will be on Tuesdays this year beginning on Tuesday, September 12. For those that are eligible for the regional band, we are excited to announce that St. Rita will be hosting the rehearsals beginning on October 20 with the concert being held at Notre Dame High School on November 4. It is going to be a very fun, musical year!! To learn more visit the Future Musicians Website.

Chromebooks Are In!

Students in grades 6-8 will receive their own Chromebook this year!  

A one-time charge of $120 will be applied to your Middle School October SMART Tuition payment. 

This fee will cover the insurance and protective case that is necessary. 

Parents and students will need to come in to school to pick up the Chromebook and review all policies. A sturdy soft /shock proof carrying case will need to be purchased by parents separately.  

Days to pick up Chromebooks:

  • August 29 - 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • August 30 - 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • August 31 - 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

60th Anniversary Campaign

With several weeks left before the end of the year, we are working hard on the 60th anniversary campaign and trying to reach our goal. We are two-thirds of the way to our goal, and we are counting on your support, and the support of many to make this goal happen! To contribute to the campaign please visit our Support Us page.

Clothing Drive at the 2017 Walk-A-Thon

We will hold our 4th annual clothing drive sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut Foundation during the walk-a-thon this year. Please help us help others and raise money for our school at the same time! Please view our flyer below for more information and start filling bags to donate while you are cleaning out closets! Thank you! 

Save the Date!

Our annual Walk-A-Thon is on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Please save the date for this fun-filled event that kicks off our school year and is one of the biggest gatherings of our school community. All students are encouraged to wear their unity t-shirts to the walk-a-thon as we celebrate our school community! More information is coming.

Soft Opening

We will have a soft opening of the 2017-2018 school year on Monday, August 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stop by at your convenience to drop off schools supplies and meet the teachers. We will also post classroom assignments on this day. Tuesday, August 29 is the first full day of school. We are looking forward to a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!


Please purchase all uniforms for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 at Dennis Uniform. Additional information is available on the Dennis Uniform website.

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be open during the summer months. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Summer Learning

It may be summer, but that doesn’t mean our students should put learning on hold! Be sure to keep your child progressing by participating in our summer learning program. Please set aside some time to review the summer work posted on the Summer Learning page. We are looking forward to seeing each of our students in the new school year!

School Supply Lists

Our supply lists for the 2017-2018 school year are now available below. Take a look, and feel free to download them at your convenience.