School Closed: Thursday, Friday

Following the guidance of the Office of Catholic Schools and Orleans Parish Public Schools, St. Rita Catholic School will be closed Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th. We will open the school year on Monday, August 14th, with Kindergarten-7th Grade scholars reporting.

Due to necessary testing, Pre-K students will now report on Thursday, August 17th. Pre-K parents will be asked to reschedule their child's testing for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week.

All Grade-level parent meetings will remain as scheduled. Click here to see a schedule of those meetings.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility, amid these circumstances outside our control. We look forward to a wonderful year of Faith-Knowledge-Service!

Grade-Level Parent Meetings

In order to address grade-level specific questions and to begin the year right, Mrs. Theriot will host a series of Parent Meetings. Attendance by a guardian is mandatory. All meetings will be in the grade's classroom at 5:30pm.

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten - Wednesday, August 16th
  • 1st and 2nd Grades - Tuesday, August 15th
  • 3rd and 4th Grades - Thursday, August 17th
  • 5th, 6th, and 7th Grades - Monday, August 21st

Isaiah 43 Begins August 31st

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Returning for a third year at St. Rita School, the Isaiah 43 parenting program will kick-off the Fall semester on Thursday, August 31st at 5:30pm in the School Library.

Isaiah 43 is a parenting program created in partnership with the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The program is rooted in Judeo-Christian values and teachings with a mission of strengthening and supporting families to bring about a change in the culture of our society. Isaiah 43 empowers parents and youth to be active in promoting peace in their neighborhoods and to live by the values of love, peace, and forgiveness.  The program engages youth and parents to encourage peaceful conflict resolution, skillful communication, constructive discipline, forgiveness, and leadership development.

As we seek to put our scholars in a place that they can succeed, so we desire successful families. Isaiah 43 offers benefits to all family types. As an even greater bonus, dinners and childcare are provided. Plus, attendance will qualify parents for incentives for their child and special prizes for themselves.

For more information, contact Ms. Acquenetta Spears. Click to register. Invite friends!


Fall Schedule

All Meetings Run from 5:30-7:30pm in the School Library

  • Thursday, August 31st
  • Thursday, September 7th
  • Thursday September 14th
  • Thursday, September 28th
  • Thursday, October 5th
  • Thursday, October 12th

Meet Our New Principal: Mrs. Shanda Theriot

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 Mrs. Shanda Theriot is a proud native New Orleanian. She attended Corpus Christi Catholic School from prekindergarten to eighth grade, and graduated from Xavier University Preparatory High School. After completing high school, she went on to earn a B.S. in Psychology from Southern University A&M College, teaching certification from Southern University at New Orleans, a M.A. in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, and has successfully completed New Leaders Emerging Leaders and Aspiring Principals Programs. She possesses 13 years of teaching experience and has spent the last 4 years supporting teachers and students as an Instructional Coach and Assistant Principal in New Orleans Charter Schools.

Mrs. Theriot is a servant leader who is passionate and dedicated to ensuring that teachers are provided the support and tools needed to be successful as they strive to shape the minds of our future leaders. Outside of work, she enjoys taking guitar lessons, spending quality time with her husband, and being the loudest cheerleader at her sons’ baseball games!

Early Childhood Open Enrollment

St. Rita Scholars are nurtured to grow to their full potential in a challenging learning environment supported by the Catholic values of Unity, Integrity, Perseverance, and Responsibility. And that growth begins in Pre-K 4.

Join St. Rita School through Enroll NOLA's One App. The State of Louisiana's Early Childhood sign-up continues through June 28th. Sign up by jumping to Enroll NOLA's website.