St Rita Catholic School

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  • St. Rita Catholic School Mission Statement: The St. Rita School family celebrates diversity by committing to high levels of learning for all students so that they become productive and virtuous citizens that proclaim our Catholic faith.

School News

  • Catholic School's Latino Outreach Pays Off - 09/23/2015 - When St. Rita School Principal Neil Hulsewede assumed leadership several years ago, he noticed something jarring: on Sundays, the Spanish-language Mass at the parish next door was packed with families, ...moreyet the next day in school, there would be very few Latino students in the classroom.hide
  • Catholic Education Alive, Well in Louisville - 07/21/2017 - When Rich Lechleiter and his eight siblings were growing up in Audubon Park in the 1960s, they probably took for granted their education in Catholic schools St. Stephen Martyr elementary, ...moreSacred Heart Academy and St. Xavier High School. At the height of the Baby Boom era, there was a parochial school in every Jefferson County neighborhood, 72 in all, plus 11 Catholic high schools. With ever-rising costs and some demographic attrition, those numbers have fallen during the past four decades to 37 grade schools and eight high schools.hide

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students316 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 8%
Students by GradeSt Rita Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size22 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,918
Tuition NotesOne Child - $5,918 Two Children - $7,861 Three Children - $8,103 Four Children - $8,659 To any family who yearns for a Catholic education for their children but cannot afford it, The Answer is YES!FACT: For the past two yea
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBaseball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Conservation Club, Geography Club, Quick Recall, Spanish Club, Student Council, Youth Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Liturgy Choir, Photography Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls on the Run

School Notes

  • At St. Rita School, our belief is that every child whose parents want a Catholic education for him should indeed be given that opportunity. We believe that ever child can be successful at realizing the full potential God has given. It is up to parents, faculty, and pastoral staff to ensure that success. To fulfill that belief we have a variety of opportunities for learning and maximizing other talents through our academic curriculums and extracurricular activities. Our faculty consists of 14 homeroom teachers in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. We have teachers in the special areas of Spanish, computer, physical education, art and music. We also have a learning coordinator, interventionist, and school counselor. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Louisville
    Grades: PK-12 | 201 students
    3.8 miles
    130 Smith Ln
    Louisville, KY 40229
    3.8 PK-12
  • Louisville
    St Athanasius
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 427 students
    1.7 miles
    5915 Outer Loop
    Louisville, KY 40219
    1.7 PK-8
  • Louisville
    Grades: NS-12 | 189 students
    10.4 miles
    5515 Johnsontown Road
    Louisville, KY 40272
    10.4 NS-12
  • Louisville
    Grades: PK-8
    8.6 miles
    8307 St. Andrews Church Road
    Louisville, KY 40258
    8.6 PK-8
  • Louisville
    Grades: K-12 | 219 students
    1.8 miles
    5400 Minor Ln
    Louisville, KY 40219
    1.8 K-12

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