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St. Rita School
...the place to be where the love of Christ is lived and shared.
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Academic Life

"We are so incredibly thankful for your wonderful faculty and staff that help guide our child academically and spiritually. Your love and devotion to the children and families of St. Rita School is a tremendous blessing."

From pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, our educational approach takes into account the academic, spiritual, social, and physical needs of each student. Our highly qualified teachers are personally interested in the success of each student who attends our school.


St. Rita School follows the recommended curriculum guidelines of the Archdiocese of Hartford in all subject areas. We offer a challenging curriculum that promotes interdependence and a love for learning. The administration and faculty are dedicated to maintaining excellence in each grade and subject area and have established a regular review and assessment of curriculum and textbooks. Students receive well-rounded instruction in physical education, health, art, technology skills, library skills, and music. Graduates of St. Rita continue with great success in their high schools of choice, often placing in the most challenging academic levels.

Our middle school curriculum prepares our students for the future! Not only do our graduates easily transition into high school, but our alumni as freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors consistently dominate the honor rolls at Catholic, private, and public high schools. We maintain strong relationships with Sacred Heart Academy and Notre Dame High School West Haven, along with Xavier, Mercy, Fairfield Prep, and Lauralton. St. Rita alumni are respectful and do what's right because it's the right thing to do.

Learning Environment

At St. Rita School, students feel a real family spirit. It is a place where everyone cares about each other and a place where we give students room to grow academically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Students make friends for a lifetime, create special memories, strengthen their faith, and discover untapped talents and interests. Teachers and staff work together to provide a nurturing atmosphere where they recognize each student as an individual who is valued and treasured.

MakerSpace Learning Hub

St. Rita School made a promise to our parents and students that our school is an environment that focuses on educational, spiritual, and personal growth. This year we furthered that promise with the enrichment of learning in our new MakerSpace Learning Hub, which offers unlimited learning possibilities for our students. To learn more about this wonderful program, please take a moment to read our MakerSpace Learning Hub flyer.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Children are learning everywhere and all the time, and they need a variety of learning experiences to fully develop. In our outside classroom, our students are growing in many areas such as gross and fine motor development, social-emotional development, and creative expression. Please take a moment to read our beyond the classroom flyer to learn the vast benefits of learning outside the classroom.