St. Rita School
About St. Rita School
St. Rita School offers a warm, supportive environment conducive to learning. In addition to our academic preparation, we provide a strong foundation in religious education. Under the guidance of classroom teachers, students have the opportunity to participate in the celebration of our Faith.
Children of all faiths are welcome. We believe that our diverse student body provides a well-rounded environment in which children are encouraged to develop their full potential.
Extra curricular activities include Band, Community Service, Field Day, Safety Patrol, Student Council, Team Sports, and Yearbook.
An active Parent Teacher Organization supports the school by volunteering in the school and fundraising to support school programs.
In addition to the core curriculum, every child has instruction in Spanish, music, art, library skills, physical education and computer literacy.
We chose St. Rita School because it felt like a community, not just an educational institution. We are not parishioners. We don’t live in the surrounding neighborhoods. We did not know even one family at St. Rita when we were researching schools. But when we came in for a tour, we immediately felt welcomed and at home. After only a few months at St. Rita, we felt certain that we made the right choice. We are constantly amazed at how kind and friendly the older kids are to our young ones. We are inspired by the way the parents work together to support the school functions and fundraisers. And the teachers, administrators and staff are a true team, working under the loving leadership of Mrs. S.
We spend a lot of time in the car traveling to and fro, passing two other Catholic schools on our trip every day. The sacrifice is worth it, because we know our kids are exactly where they are meant to be.
Kate & John Finamore
parents of Caleb (4th) & Sarah (1st)
St. Rita School is thrilled to announce that our principal, Mary Pat Schlickenmaier, has been awarded the 2015 National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) Elementary Schools Department Distinguished Principal Award.
St. Rita School
3801 Russell Rd
Alexandria, VA 22305