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
Paper windmills made from student artwork and displayed outside in the grass

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!

Paleo-Knowledge Club

What is Paleo-knowledge? It is the study of dinosaurs and early animal life during the 248,000,000–10,000 B.C. This club is open to 3rd through 6th grade students and will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. in room 15. Students will be investigating different dinosaurs and animal life from the various eras of time and discoveries by paleontologists during modern time. Please contact us for more information.


We are beginning to see many cases of the flu along with other viruses. Please help us to prevent the spread of these germs by keeping your child home if they are sick. As a reminder, if your child has a fever or vomiting, they must stay home until they are symptom free for 24 hours. 

2020 St. Rita School Auction

Save the date for the 2020 St. Rita School auction on Saturday, March 28 at Memories Golf Club. Join us for dinner, dancing, and bidding to support the school. Keep an eye out for details and tickets coming soon.

Kindergarten Open House

Join us on February 12, 2020, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. to learn more about our kindergarten program. Open to all prospective families and St. Rita School pre-kindergarten families. Please visit our Kindergarten Open House Registration page to register.

Auditions for Annie Jr.

St. Rita School proudly announces auditions for students in 4th through 8th grades for Annie Jr. on Friday, January 24 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. There is no preparation or experience necessary, and everyone will be cast in a role. Please contact MaryLee Delaney via email with questions. Come join the fun!

Sports Banquet

Mark your calendars for our sports banquet on Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Il Monticello Restaurant. There will be food, awards, and fun. Do not miss this opportunity to honor all of our athletes!

Catholic Schools Week

Please join us for our annual celebration of National Catholic Schools Week from Sunday, January 26 through Saturday, February 1. We will be kicking off Catholic Schools Week with our students leading two Masses, the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 26 at St. Stephen Church and the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 26 at St. Rita Church. We ask students to wear their school uniforms to show their school pride to either Mass.

This year’s Catholic Schools Week theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed”, highlights our focus on academic excellence, faith development, dedication to community service, and future success. We have planned a variety of events to show how we are doing as a community at St. Rita School. Stay tuned for a detailed list of events.

Visiting days for prospective families are available from January 27 through January 31. Call for an appointment!

Crusaders Corner

Our Crusaders Corner is open every Thursday during all lunch periods. We now have Crusaders Corner gift certificates. These are perfect for birthday celebrations, Valentine's Day gifts, Easter gifts, and more! For more information, check out our January 7 newsletter. Please send your child with cash or check to purchase items.

Parent Career Day

It’s undeniable that an important part of St. Rita School is our parent community. Please join us for our first annual Parent Career Day on January 29, 2020, and become a hero! We would like to invite all of our SRS parents to share their career with their child’s class. Please contact Joanne Bruno for any questions. Registration for career day will open during the week of January 13. We appreciate your support!

Pep Rally

The St. Rita School pep rally is on Sunday, January 26 at 2:45 p.m. at Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden. Details to follow!

Yearbook Orders

Order your 2019–2020 school yearbook today! Please visit the Lifetouch website and place your order online using yearbook ID 7912220. Order before March 31 to receive special pricing of $25.

Sibling Registration

Sibling registration for the upcoming school year is now open. We will give priority to current families to register a sibling until January 31, 2020. You can obtain registration information by contacting Admissions Director, Carissa Civitello by email.