St Rita School

  • St. Rita School is a Preschool-Eighth Grade Catholic School. Awards include Harold C. Shaw Outstanding School, Governor's Award For STEM Excellence and National Blue Ribbon School.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpeech, Intervention for most subjects
Year Founded1949
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students360 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade St Rita School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,800
Admissions DirectorFaith Kirtley


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aurora
    Grades: PK-8 | 167 students
    4.2 miles
    1037 East Blvd
    Aurora, OH 44202
    (330) 562-8191
    4.2 PK-8
  • Chagrin Falls
    Grades: 5-8 | 130 students
    5.3 miles
    17892 Chillicothe Road
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
    (440) 543-9135
    5.3 5-8
  • Cleveland
    Monarch Center for Autism
    Monarch Center for Autism Photo - Monarch students attending the Spring Fling dance
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-12 | 130 students
    8.3 miles
    22001 Fairmount Blvd
    Cleveland, OH 44118
    (216) 320-8945
    8.3 NS-12
  • Independence
     St Michael School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 372 students
    10.3 miles
    6906 Chestnut Rd
    Independence, OH 44131
    (216) 524-6405
    10.3 PK-8
  • Akron
    Spring Garden Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 193 students
    22.5 miles
    1791 Jacoby Road
    Akron, OH 44321
    (330) 666-0574
    22.5 PK-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (28 reviews)
We chose St. Rita School 7 years ago for the rigorous academic program and Catholic values. Not only are our sons receiving a top-notch education, but they are learning to be young men of faith and leaders in our community. St. Rita has become an extension of our family; they are the "village" that we chose to help raise our sons. We couldn't be more pleased with our "village." Not only is St. Rita teaching my sons, but I am a better person and parent because of our school and our church. God Bless St. Rita!
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We have been sending our children to St. Rita since 2006. It's a wonderful Catholic school with great teachers and administration who genuinely care about the students` wellbeing. We're grateful to be part of such a loving community.
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We have two children currently at St. Rita's (2nd grade and K). Our family experience has been amazing. The teachers are fantastic and very hands on. The class sizes allow more direct one-on-one for our children. The principal is very involved and transparent in all of his communications, especially with the plans to re-open amid COVID-19. The school does a great job leveraging technology and adapting to changes available. Overall, we are extremely satisfied and happy with our decision to send our children to St. Rita's.
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I attended St. Rita kindergarten through 8th grade and am fortunate enough to send my two children to the school currently. It is every bit an engaging, supportive, and academically focused environment now as it is was then, and my family could not be happier with our decision. Our family has made lifelong friends, continues to grow in our faith, and we are confident the academic curriculum will position our children well for high school and beyond.
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I am pleased with St Rita. My kids have enjoyed their time and learning experience here. I love that our education is based in our faith and that my kids experience this every day.
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We've had our daughter at St. Rita's since kindergarten. With her in 6th grade now, we couldn't be happier with the experience. The education and experience of daughter has had there has helped her grow so much and we thank them for everything thing they do for her.
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I have had 3 children attend St. Rita. My oldest was able to transition into high school and perform greatly. My younger two children are also very excited about attending the school and have thanked us for allowing them to attend.
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St. Rita's has done an amazing job caring for our children's education, mental and physical health. The teachers are great at communicating with the parents and ensuring we are all prepared for quizzes and tests. They love gym and recess with their friends. Thank God for St. Rita!
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St Rita is a great school. The staff is always willing to help if need be. The principal really motivates the children with his enthusiasm and various rewards that he has instituted. The class sizes are low. Children get a great base to their faith. There's a good balance between the core curriculum and their special classes. I recommend St. Rita.
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We currently have two children at St. Rita School, both of whom have been there since preschool. I can't say enough good things about the quality of their education and the positive family atmosphere at school. My children are always excited to go to school and happy at the end of each day. The teachers are wonderful, constantly showing incredible commitment and expertise! Whether it's sending letters to pen pals in nursing homes or fundraising for specific organizations, the children also learn the important values of caring for others and giving. I am confident my children are growing into well-rounded young people. Looking back at our seven years (and counting) at St. Rita School, I know that choosing this school as the best decision we have made since relocating to the area!
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We highly recommend St Rita. Our family and child have been extremely happy with the school, staff and families that are part of this school. The one-on-one attention by all of the educators here has been appreciated. The small class sizes and attention to details has been immeasurable. You be happy with your decision to attend this school.
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St. Rita is a great school. I like that the class sizes are small. The teachers are wonderful and always available if need be. The Principal is very enthusiastic and the children love him. He believes in rewarding the good behavior and work. Ask him what PRIDE stands for. I believe the faith learning environment gives a good base for her faith. She is surrounded by good people who have a common belief. I recommend St. Rita.
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Our family has been at St. Rita School for 13 years and has found it to be a true blessing! The Christian leadership, faculty and coursework have been a huge support in our children's growth both spiritually and academically! The people at St. Rita have always felt like a family, and our children truly loved their time spent there! We highly recommend St. Rita School for anyone interested in a private elementary school education!
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Our child loves St. Rita and the wonderful teachers! It is a close knit community just like family. With all the chaos and confusion brought about by Covid or the "new normal", they are on top of their game. It is so easy to communicate with the staff and they reach out if needed be. We especially love the fine education, the moral values and faith they impart with the children.
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We chose St. Rita when our oldest was entering kindergarten, and I'm so glad we did. He's now a freshman in high school and has really adjusted well to a rigorous schedule of honors classes due to the preparation he received at St. Rita. Our youngest is still attending St. Rita and is also thriving. The teachers at St. Rita really have done a wonderful job in providing a fulfilling academic and spiritual environment.
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My child has attended St. Rita`s since Kindergarten and developed lasting friendships and an excellent education. St. Rita`s offers educational and spiritual opportunities that provides a strong foundation to meet the demands of a changing world while maintaining Christian values in a Christ centered setting.
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When we moved to Solon 10 years, it was very important to us to send our children to a school that shared our core values and faith while fostering our kids` confidence to make good choices based upon the highest moral standards. When visiting St. Rita, we found just what we were looking for and more. We saw and continue to see a beautiful spirit alive in its teachers, its children, on the walls of the buildings, and in its family oriented community. Many times we have been asked why we send our kids to a private school when the public school system is so strong in our area. Our answer is simple-While many schools do a great job in academics to prepare the mind, St. Rita Catholic School also prepares the heart and soul! To us, this is PRICELESS!
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So grateful my children are students at St. Rita School, where they learn more than just textbook material. Where God is part of their curriculum and they learn how to apply their faith to their everyday lives. The teachers go above and beyond for these children, and enrolling my children at St. Rita School has been the best decision when it came to their childhood education. Go Falcons!
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We have 3 children, each one is uniquely different from the other, and St. Rita has met all their needs. The rigor in the classroom prepared them well for private high school. They have had opportunities to play sports and to serve. They all have great memories of special activities that happened beyond the classroom. During the Covid stay at home, the teachers worked above and beyond, connecting and teaching. We endorse St. Rita!
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We chose St. Rita School for our children for the faith based community it offers. Our kids` academic learning is supported by Catholic values to guide them into individuals with sound morals and a sense of service for anyone in need and charity for those less fortunate. The St. Rita community is more of a family, and you truly get that sense of "family" as Catholic values are incorporated into every aspect. The teachers are dedicated and caring, often going above and beyond to make their students successful in every aspect. We couldn't be happier and are grateful for this wonderful, supportive and nurturing community.
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St. Rita School has been a great choice of education for our children. We are very pleased with the educators, staff and quality of educational and extracurricular activities that our four children have received. The caring atmosphere aids in learning along with the wonderful religious experiences. We highly recommend this school!
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My children (kindergarten and second grade) love this school, and they especially love the amazing teachers. We have been so pleased with the school and we love the community feeling of a small school. The principal is fantastic! He really gives the school a great energy and his enthusiasm radiates through the whole staff. The curriculum is very engaging and easy to follow, with a lot of variety, so the kids don't get frustrated or bored. The curriculum is very focused on STEM, and the school has ensured all the classrooms have updated technology. The small class size allows the teachers to somewhat customize the education for each child. I was very impressed with the teachers during the distance learning in the spring, and they went above and beyond to help the children keep learning during this difficult time. While school is different this fall, they are still making sure the kids have a positive educational experience. We have been very impressed with the reopening plan and the new COVID procedures.
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St. Rita has been such a gift to our family! The one-on-one attention both of my children receive has made the transition to a new school so easy. They are both thriving in their classrooms and the experience has been unmatched. The school community is so much more than that - it's a family. The strong values that are taught, coinciding with high academic standards has allowed my children to excel and I know that not only are they learning school skills but also how to be good citizens and people.
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I have been a member of St. Rita Parish for 40+ years, an alum of St. Rita School, and now a parent of St. Rita students! Our 3 children started at St. Rita in preschool and our oldest is currently a junior in high school. She was more than prepared for high school as a freshman and has been excelling taking the highest level of AP and Honors classes available! We credit so much of this to her strong foundation that she received at St.Ritas. The teachers are amazing and really care about their students!! It has been such a wonderful blessing to be able to have our children receive top notch education and to raise our family in such a wonderful faith community!
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St. Rita is a supportive community with outstanding staff that create a supportive learning environment. We have sent 5 children there and I am an alumni as well. The school has been on top of changing technology needs and keeping up with the educational needs of our children.
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My husband and I chose St. Rita for our children instead of the highly ranked public school district where we live (Solon) and are very pleased with our decision. We love St. Rita's small class sizes and strong academics. The teachers and administration are accessible and truly care about the students. The community of families is welcoming and supportive of each other, and the faith-centered learning helps reinforce the values we teach our children at home.
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We absolutely love St. Rita School! The Christian-centered environment paired with the academic coursework makes this the perfect place to educate one's child - mind, body, and soul. We feel fortunate to be in a community where teachers and staff embrace creative and personalized approaches to learning.
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St.Rita is a wonderful school. The teachers are dedicated and do such a great job with kids and communicating with Parents. Deb Grgicdoes an excellent job as our principal. The school has so many great programs and it is a true family. Faith Kirtley does a great job with new families and our preschool too.
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