St. Rita School

St. Rita School celebrates the Catholic tradition, promotes Gospel values, and calls students to love and serve God and others.
The educational program nurtures students to reach their fullest potential and prepares them for the future in a positive, creative, and enriched learning environment.
St. Rita School serves students, their families, the community, and the Church by providing opportunities for spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth.
Each child, created in God's image, is afforded dignity and taught respect for Catholic values.
All members of the school community are encouraged to model these values and integrate them into their daily lives.
The academic program incorporates high standards and challenges students to become life-long learners who are capable of critical and independent thought.
Students are provided a variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, which expands their horizons, teaches them responsibility, and prepares them for a successful future.
St. Rita School believes that partnership with parents and other community members is paramount to achieving these educational goals.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-7
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1953
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1998, 2007

Student Body

Total Students431 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade St. Rita School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
30%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniforms are required.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,150
Tuition NotesFinancing is available.
% on Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs. Toni Vezinat

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Art Club, Book Club, Brownies, Catholic Youth Group (CYO), Chess Club, Creative Writing Club, Cub Scouts, Jr. Trotters, Little Flowers, National Elementary Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Science Club, Spirit Seekers, SRS Cheerleaders, SRS Council, SRS Scribes, Technology Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Guitar, Percussion, Performance Choir, Piano

School Notes

  • St. Rita School celebrates the Catholic tradition, promotes Gospel values, and calls students to love and serve God and others. The educational program nurtures students to reach their fullest potential and prepares them for the future in a positive, creative, and enriched learning environment. St. Rita School serves students, their families, the community, and the Church by providing opportunities for spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. Each child, created in God's image, is afforded dignity and taught respect for Catholic values. All members of the school community are encouraged to model these values and integrate them into their daily lives. The academic program incorporates high standards and challenges students to become life-long learners who are capable of critical and independent thought. Students are provided a variety of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, which expands their horizons, teaches them responsibility, and prepares them for a successful future. St. Rita School believes that partnership with parents and other community members is paramount to achieving these educational goals.
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