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!

Summer Reading Challenge

Did you participate in the summer reading challenge? If so, don’t forget to hand in your forms to Mrs. Schreck to be entered into the drawing for an Amazon Gift Card. The drawing will take place next week. For more info click here.

A Letter From Our Alumnae

Dear St. Rita School,

My senior year of high school starts Thursday so I decided to take a little time to look back on how I got here. I remember my SRS days like it was yesterday. The sounds of the lockers in the hallways or the various bells we had over the years will forever be ingrained in my memory. I remember sitting in ELA with Mrs. Doucette when she told us high school was going to be difficult. I never believed her. I should have. My freshman year was a rough one. But that was no one's fault but my own. I thought everything needed to go my way but quickly realized that's not how the world works. Again I should have listened. After a few terrible months, I fell back on my roots. Started volunteering at low-income special needs schools in Bridgeport. Something I would have never done if SRS did not give me the opportunity to work with kindergarten so closely. I skipped a grade in math purely thanks to the one and only Mrs. Brennan and now I will not be taking math because I maxed out my credits. Academics were never a problem for me and I thank all of you for that. I maintained a 4.0 GPA in all advanced classes all 3 years so far. I am an active member of the Student Council. Again, something I would have never done had I not learned leadership skills from SRS. This year I'm taking 2 AP classes and 2 early college classes. Who would have thought? I'm very close with the Deacon at ND and I read at every school mass. I would not have known this is something I would like to do if it weren't for our First Friday Masses.

Outside of school, I teach 2 religious education hours, dance competitively, babysit full time, and have over 400 hours of lifetime community service.

I wanted to reach out and thank all of you for shaping me to be the person I am today. I would not be here if it wasn't for you. Going to Saint Rita's was the best decision I made. It's hard to believe a decision my family and I made when I was 8 years old would have such an impact on my life. I would go back to those days in a heartbeat. I had several rough days at SRS but no one ever gave up on me. I will forever be grateful for your kindness. I remember several lunches with Mrs. Robinson when she told me I "needed to stuff white envelopes" looking back I know she knew I just needed a break.

Thank you again for your dedication to students and for making me the student I am today!!

With love,
Syd Beaton
Notre Dame Fairfield 2021

Online Hot Lunch Ordering

As we get ready for another exciting year at St. Rita, it is time to get the hot lunch, before/aftercare program up and running. We will be doing online ordering for all orders to ensure accuracy with the orders, and to make the process as easy as possible for everyone. Please review our online hot lunch ordering information sheet for more information.