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!

Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of students to speak at Mass about St. Rita School. If interested, please email Carissa Civitello. The dates needed are:

  • Divine Mercy Parish - St. Rita location
    • Sunday, November 3 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, January 26 - 11:30 p.m.

  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
    • Saturday, October 19 -5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 20 - 10:00 a.m.
    • Sunday, October 20 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, January 11 - 5:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, January 12 - 10:00 a.m.
    • Sunday, January 12 - 11:30 a.m.

Virtus Training Information

At St. Rita School there are endless opportunities to get involved as a parent/grandparent. We welcome your ideas, insight, and knowledge to help strengthen our SRS community. All volunteers must become certified in the Virtus Training and complete a background check. 

Please visit the Virtus Training website for upcoming training dates, locations, and registration.

  • Upcoming Dates:
    • Monday, September 30 - St. Rita Church at 6:00 p.m.

Save the Date!

Join us for our Outdoor Mass on Friday, October 4 at 8:45 a.m. at St. Rita School. We will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and bless our new outdoor classroom and makerspace. All are welcome. Please bring a lawn chair!

Open House

We invite prospective families to join us for our open house on Sunday, November 3 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. During the open house, you will have the opportunity to learn more about what our school has to offer and what it means to be a part of the St. Rita community. Please visit our Open House Registration page to register, and we will see you soon!

Annual Walk-A-Thon

The Home and School Association (HSA) welcomes all of our students and families to the 2019–2020 school year! The HSA is kicking off our school-wide events with our annual walk-a-thon on Sunday, September 29, 2019. The walk will start between 12:45 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. from the SRS parking lot. Please save the date and join the school community as we celebrate the start of the school year.

Wanted - Robotics Club Advisor

St. Rita School received an invitation to join other schools in the Archdiocese to participate in a robotics competition. However, we are in need of someone to lead this club! Please call Mrs. Tiezzi at (203) 248.3114 if you have an interest in assisting.

Crusaders Corner Store

The Crusaders Corner Store will now be open every Thursday from 11:15 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Please send your child with cash or check to purchase items. We have new items available! We invite you to come check out our fun assortment of pencils, mood bracelets, key chains, and more! 

Annual High School Night

Our annual high school night is coming soon! High school night is open to all students (SRS and non-SRS) in grades sixth through eighth. Please share the news and bring a friend! The Catholic High School Showcase is on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. The showcase will be at St. Rita School. We hope to see you there!

New Communication at St. Rita School

This year we will be sending out two weekly newsletters to keep all families up to date on all of the exciting happenings at St. Rita School. We will continue with our weekly Tuesday Newsletter. We will be adding a "Week at a Glance" email that will focus on just the week ahead. We will send this out on Sunday evenings. Please be sure to read both newsletters each week.

School Handbooks

The beginning of the new school year is the perfect time to review our school handbooks. Please see our handbooks below, and contact us with any questions or concerns.