St. Rita School inspires students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade eight to achieve academic excellence in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled Catholic environment.

We prepare students to be morally responsible, innovative thinkers who, in today’s technology-guided global community, live and share the Love of Christ.

From the Desk of Father Tiano

Dear Friends,

Above all, let us not forget to thank: if we are bearers of gratitude, the world itself will become better, even if only a little bit, but that is enough to transmit a bit of hope.

The world needs hope. And with gratitude, with this habit of saying thank you, we transmit a bit of hope. Everything is united and everything is connected, and everyone needs to do his or her part wherever we are. (Pope Francis, December 30, 2020)

Gratitude is a way of life. During this Thanksgiving month it is a good thing to be grateful to God for the blessings in our life. Our lives can be difficult and challenging, yet if we are honest there are so many gifts that we are given each and every day.

A grateful heart is always turned toward others; if we are grateful we cannot help wanting to share our lives and our gifts with those around us. We are united one to another and gratitude is the bridge that connects us.

We live in a world that is separated and divided; we live in a world where anger and rancor rear their ugly heads all so often. Our hearts are darkened by a sense that we are not given our due, or not given what we think we deserve or desire. That darkness pervades us and we cease to be builders of God’s kingdom, rather we tear down and destroy. Hope is the casualty in all of us. The darkness obscures the hope that we are called to live our lives.

Gratitude is the simple solution. A grateful heart means we are connected to God and to others. A grateful heart helps make the world better. I am grateful for each and every one of you and for

all you do for our parish. I am grateful that my own life journey has brought me to Hamden and I am grateful for all that our new parish can do.

Father Tiano


Tuesday, December 13

Christmas Pageant

Kindergarten - Grade 3

1:15 pm at St. Rita Church

Christmas Concert

Grades 4 & 5, Band, and Choir

6:00 pm at St. Rita Church

Inclement Weather

With the winter season quickly approaching, our thoughts turn to snow days. We have 5 inclement weather days built into our school calendar so we will be taking snow days this winter. Snow days are a childhood tradition and are meant to be a day children can sleep in and then go outside to play in the snow. Should we have a more severe winter and exceed our 5 snow days, we are required to consult with our Archdiocesan superintendent to develop a plan moving forward.

St. Rita School follows the Hamden Public School system regarding snow days. If Hamden Public School are closed, St. Rita School will be closed. Closings will be listed on WTNH Channel 8, WFSB Channel 3, WVIT Channel 30.

You will also be notified via School Messenger in a text,

phone call, and email.

Click HERE to Register!
Home/School Association

Use our


HSA Upcoming Events


 Advent Wreath Kit Fundraiser

November 20

APEX Fundraiser

November 28 - December 9

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

December 10

N.U.T. Coupons

Middle School Event

Nurse's Corner

Have you checked our

lost & found?

We are in need of after care coverage -

21 years or older

$15/hour - 2:45 to 5:30 pm 

1 to 2 days per week.

Please contact Mrs. Bathrick.

Before and After Care Charges

Pre-K - Before Care - $7/day

Pre-K - After Care - $20/day

K-8 - Before Care - $5/day

K-8 - After Care - $17/day

We are in need of after care coverage - 21 years or older,

$15/hour - 2:45 to 5:30 pm - 1 to 2 days per week.

Please contact Mrs. Bathrick.

Click HERE to sign up for After Care
Click HERE to sign up for Hot Lunch

Come see Disney's DESCENDANTS in the New Haven area premiere at the Shubert Theatre!

Sacred Heart Academy is proud to present this show, featuring so many SRS Alum and directed by Mrs. ML Delaney!

Click below for tickets 

and more information

Tickets & Info

Notre Dame High School Open House

Tuesday, December 6th, at 6:00 p.m.

For more information or to pre-register for open house, visit www.notredamehs.com

Please pray for all those that have suffered in Ukraine,

and all those members

of our school family 

who are in need of our prayers.

Please pray for the Banas, Schreck, and Satchwell families, and all the

deceased members of our

St. Rita Community.

St. Rita School
1601 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517
Phone: (203) 248.3114
Fax: (203) 248.1016
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