St Rita School
Alexandria, VA 22305
Phone: (703) 548-1888
private • Grades PK-8 • 233 students
Alexandria's St Rita School is a private school. It is coed and Roman Catholic affiliated, serving 233 students in grades PK-8.
St Rita School is a private school in the school district located in Alexandria, VA. As of 2012, the students are 49% White, non-Hispanic; 16.2% Hispanic; 14.2% Multiracial; 13.7% Black, non-Hispanic; and 6.9% Asian/Pacific Islander.
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||—||—||0.1%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||—||—||0.3%|
30-40 years old
Reviewed: November 7, 2016
This was a splendid change from the public schools in DC. We got our son in for testing/interview, and he was able to start the next day. The teaching staff was wonderful, and they were accepting of the military in-and-out lifestyle. Quite a few military families there, actually. You could tell the parents liked the school because the PTA hosted a luncheon for the staff every month for their 1/2 day staff in-service day (where the kids got out at noon and the teachers stayed for training). Nice campus, right by the church. The music program starts young, offering lessons during school time (for which they get out of other classes). Ours began the strings program in grade 2, but I think it's limited to slightly older kids now.
Classic Catholic education and not just for religion: diagramming sentences, cursive handwriting, etc.
There was a sports program, including the priest starting up a boxing club, but ours was too young while we were there. We did the fundraising walks on weekends, though.
*The bus from JBAB goes here and back, which is a plus since the school is in VA, across the bridge, and they take into account the half days and all. Very well-organized on the part of the youth center!
- Website: http://saintrita-school.org/
- What did you like? Great academics combined with a lovely Catholic background. The mix of nuns and lay teachers worked well, and being on location with the church meant the priest could pop by and be around.
- What did you dislike? Really just the uniforms. That St Rita green is unique, so there's only one tiny shop in VA that sells their uniforms.
|1||Beverly Hills||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||0.3 mi|
|2||Reserve at Potomac Yard||Apartment Complex||Alexandria||VA||0.5 mi|
|3||Twenty400||Apartment Complex||Arlington||VA||1.1 mi|
|7||Midtown Alexandria Station||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||3 mi|
|8||Fords Landing||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||3.2 mi|
|9||Burgundy Woods||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||3.2 mi|
|10||Cameron Station||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||4 mi|
|11||The VIO||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Washington SW||DC||4.2 mi|
|12||Wilton Woods||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||4.4 mi|
|13||Belle View||Condominium/Townhouse||Alexandria||VA||4.4 mi|
|14||Leeway Overlee - N Arlington||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Arlington||VA||5.2 mi|
|15||Hollin Hills||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||5.4 mi|
|17||Grove at Huntley Meadow||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria||VA||6 mi|
|18||Hayfield Farms||Neighborhood/Subdivision||Alexandria/Kingstowne||VA||6.1 mi|
|1||Pentagon City||Arlington||VA||1.2 mi|
|2||Old Town Alexandria||Alexandria||VA||2.2 mi|
|3||Washington DC||Washington D.C.||DC||4.5 mi|
|4||National Harbor||Fort Washington||MD||4.5 mi|
|5||Capitol Hill||Washington||DC||4.8 mi|
|Henderson Hall||2.2 mi.|
|Bolling AFB Joint Base Anacostia||2.5 mi.|
|Mark Center Alexandria||2.9 mi.|
|Fort Myer||3.1 mi.|
|Coast Guard Headquarters DC||3.2 mi.|
|Fort McNair||3.3 mi.|
|Washington Navy Yard||4.3 mi.|
|Marine Barracks Washington||4.7 mi.|
|Defense Health Headquarters Falls Church||8.1 mi.|
|Andrews AFB||9.7 mi.|
|Fort Belvoir||9.9 mi.|
|Walter Reed Medical Center||11.4 mi.|
|Indian Head Naval Base||18.3 mi.|
|NRO Chantilly||21.1 mi.|
|Fort Meade NSA||24.8 mi.|
|Quantico Marine Base||29.5 mi.|
|US Naval Academy||32.6 mi.|
|Annapolis Naval Station||33.6 mi.|
|Dahlgren NSWC||34.3 mi.|
|Coast Guard Curtis Bay||36.4 mi.|
|Fort Detrick||45.8 mi.|