St. Rita School

3801 Russell Rd,
Alexandria, VA, 22305-0223
Tel: (703)548-1888
Saint Rita School embraces the principle that “the soul of education is the education of the soul”.
We are a small Catholic school dedicated to forming children intellectually and spiritually using the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church and the patrimony of Western Civilization.
St. Rita School believes: children are created in God’s image and therefore have great dignity; parents are the primary educators of their children and they glorify God by bringing their children closer to Him; education enhances a child’s potential to glorify God; the school is to teach a strong academic curriculum, the tenets of the Catholic Faith, and the habits of mind and traits of character that are essential for success in this world and the next; teachers are to be living models of faith, animated by love and generosity, and capable of forming young minds and hearts; and the parish supports this Catholic education of children by providing prayer, the presence of priests and volunteers, and financial subsidies.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 190 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 52%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade St. Rita School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Commonwealth Academy (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Episcopal School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Immanuel Lutheran School (1.1 miles away)
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  • Alexandria Grace Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    3601 Russell Road
    Alexandria , VA , 22305
    (703)549-5067
    (Episcopal)
    0.1  mi  |  123  students  |  Gr.  NS-5
  • Alexandria
    Alexandria Country Day School
    2400 Russell Rd
    Alexandria , VA , 22301
    (703)548-4804
    0.7  mi  |  230  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Arlington Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
    Waldorf School
    923 23rd St S
    Arlington , VA , 22202
    (703)486-1309
    Waldorf School
    1.1  mi  |  74  students  |  Gr.  NS-3
  • Alexandria Immanuel Lutheran School
    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1801 Russell Road
    Alexandria , VA , 22301
    (703)549-0155
    Special Program Emphasis (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.1  mi  |  105  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Alexandria
    St. Clement Episcopal School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    1701 North Quaker Lane
    Alexandria , VA , 22302
    (703)998-8795
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    1.2  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  PK-K

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