Details regarding preschool and K-8 admission policies.
St. Rita School will accept students of any race, color, or ethnic origin with priority given to active registered members of St. Rita Parish followed by the members of a supporting parish. Priority will be given to brothers/sisters of students who are already enrolled.
Admission is made through formal registration. A parish registration must be made before any confirmation of enrollment will be issued. At the time of final registration the following is required: evidence of active membership in a supporting parish, birth certificate, baptism certificate, record of physical examination, and all required immunization and health forms. In the case of students transferring from other private schools, all financial obligations must be met at the previous school before acceptance. Admission and re-admission to St. Rita School are on an annual basis.
It is the goal of St. Rita School that classroom enrollments not exceed 30 students. New applicants will be accepted on the above named basis. A waiting list is established once class size is reached.
PRESCHOOL: Children who will be 4 years of age prior to September 30th of the incoming school year may register for preschool.
KINDERGARTEN: Children entering kindergarten must be five years of age by September 30th. All incoming children will be screened to determine readiness for the kindergarten program.
FIRST GRADE: Children entering Grade 1 must be six years of age by September 30th and/or provide evidence of successfully completing a year of kindergarten in an accredited school. First graders new to the school will be screened to determine readiness.
GRADES 1-8: Transfer students will be required to present their previous report card. Acceptance will not be complete until academic and health records as well as a letter of recommendation from the pastor or principal of the former school are received.
In Grades 7 and 8, acceptance of new students is limited to students already enrolled in Catholic school, due to the difficulty of adjustment.