Our History

Saint Rita School opened its doors in September of 1949. Since then, Saint Rita has grown and evolved into a top-rated private, Catholic School supported by a vibrant parish community.

Our 9-acre campus is located in Solon, Ohio, where we proudly serve the educational needs of nine neighboring parish communities. Our students come to us from 5 different school districts.

For almost 75 years, Saint Rita School has provided an exceptional academic and spiritual education at an affordable price. Since our earliest days, we remain committed to preparing our students for a lifetime of success, continued learning, and service to others.

Over the years, our campus has grown to include a Library, Music Room, Art Studio, Science Lab, STEM Lab and a Learning Center which offers extra help and therapies. Mazanec Hall houses a spacious gymnasium and stage where students host musicals, concerts, sports games and tournaments. Students also attend weekly mass and participate in many service projects throughout the year, enabling them to grow and strengthen their relationship with God.

The last decade has seen exciting enhancements to our curriculum as we continuously update and add to the technological offerings students enjoy both in the classroom and at home. Each classroom is equipped with electronic, interactive whiteboards that can be linked to each teacher's wireless laptop for instant access to the internet. We have integrated iPads into our curriculum for students to use in and out of the classroom and are replacing cumbersome textbooks with online versions. Each classroom is further enhanced by the addition of Apple TV. Apple TV allows educators to take advantage of "mirroring capabilities" which project their iPad's screen to an LCD projector. Reading, Math and Science Apps are also utilized through Apple TV--ensuring visual access to the material by all learners at all times. Each student is given a school-issued Chromebook.

Through a generous donation, our school security system is state of the art and a recent review by the Solon Police Department ensures we remain at the highest level of safety procedures.

We created our Before School and After School Childcare programs to give parents the scheduling flexibility they need while assuring their children are well cared for during the hour before school starts or after school dismisses. After School Childcare students are given a healthy snack, homework assistance, safe escort to various after-school extracurricular activities on campus, seasonal crafts, and games.

Our Little Falcon Learning Center welcomes our 3 year, 4 year, and Pre-K students! Our newly expanded early childhood educational program offers the same level of academic excellence as found in our K-8 Day School. We offer half-day and full-day programs for all of our preschool students, and After School Childcare is available for preschool students as well. The Little Falcon Learning Center at Saint Rita School is perfect for helping our littlest falcons grow, learn and explore this wonderful world God has provided.

Our Primary School Building houses students in Grades Preschool - 2. This building is the original school building on campus.


Our Middle School Building houses students in grades 3-8. It also includes Mazanec Hall, the Falcon Cafe, and all specials classrooms.

Saint Rita Parish is home to more than 2,500 families. Originally founded in 1929, our parish family looks forward to celebrating its centennial celebration in the coming years!

In 2021, Mazanec Hall underwent a spectacular transformation that included a new composite floor, bleachers, paint, widened court, and more. Mazanec Hall serves as our school's gymnasium and parish fellowship hall.