St. Rita Catholic School

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Q: What is the current enrollment at St. Rita Catholic School?
A: We currently have a total of 696 students enrolled.  There are three sections for every grade at St Rita.  Our PK4 class can have up to 48 students in each grade, kindergarten can have up to 66 students in each grade and first to eighth grade can have up to 75 students in each grade.
Q: What is the Student Teacher Ratio: 
A.  Each PK4 class has a full time teacher and a full time aide for a standard class size of 16.  Each kindergarten class has a full time teacher and a full time aide for a standard class size of 22.  First grade through eighth graft has one teacher and a part time aide for a standard class size of 25.   
Q: Do St. Rita students wear uniforms?
A: Students at St. Rita Catholic School wear official school uniforms. Our official uniform store is Risse Brothers.
Q: Do St. Rita Students attend Mass?
A: Students at St. Rita School attend a Friday all-school Mass each week. Students also attend a grade-level Mass one Wednesday each month.
Q: Do we have to be Catholic to attend St. Rita?
A: No. We encourage any interested families to apply to our school.
Q: What does it mean to be a parishioner in good standing with the church?
A: A parishioner in good standing is defined by an individual or family who has joined the parish, completed a pledge card for each year of membership, and has met the amount of tithing as indicated on the pledge card. The suggested minimum tithing amount for each parish family is $1000.
Q: Is preference given to sibling and parishioner children?
A: Our admission priority is as follows:
Siblings of currently enrolled students who are Catholic.
  1. Church members in good standing of St. Rita Church.
  2. Catholics who are not members of St. Rita Church.
  3. Non-Catholics.
  4. Late applicants.
Q: What are the school hours?
A: Students can be dropped off in the morning between 7:30 and 7:45 AM.  The homeroom bell rings at 7:45 AM. Tardy bell rings at 7:50 AM.  Our school day ends at 3:30 PM with the exception of Wednesdays.  On Wednesdays, school is dismissed at 2:30 PM for weekly teacher training and meetings. 
Q: Does St. Rita have an after school program for my child/children?
A: Yes. St. Rita offers an Extended Day Program from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM on school days with an additional cost.   
Q: Where do St. Rita School students go to high school?
A: St. Rita’s eighth grade students are some of the best prepared students in the area. From the graduating class of 2019:
Jesuit College Prep: 34
Ursuline Academy:  26
John Paul II High School: 3
Bishop Lynch High School: 5
Others: 6 (including Town View Tag, Booker T Performing Arts Center, Barcelona, and out of state)
Q: Does St. Rita offer sports programs?
A: Sports at St. Rita begin in the 5th grade and the teams are members of the Dallas Parochial League (DPL).  Prior to 5th grade, there are many teams formed through outside sports organizations such as the Town North YMCA. 
Q: Do St. Rita applicants have to take a placement test?
A:  Yes. There is a PK4 and Kinder Readiness assessment, as well as a placement test for grades 1st to 4th grade.