According to the Beverly Patch, Niche has released a new list of top-ranked Chicago Southland High Schools.
On that list, St. Rita of Cascia High School is the top-ranked all-boys Catholic school in the Chicago southland. St. Rita also captures the the #2-ranked spot on the Chicago southland best-overall Catholic school list. St. Rita comes in at #8 overall when compared to all 67 Catholic high schools in the entire State of Illinois.
St. Rita earned an "A+" overall Niche grade. The Mustangs also earned an "A+" in Academics and Clubs & Activities, an "A" in the College Preparation, and an "A-" in the Teacher category.
St. Rita also received a very respectable grade of "B+" in Sports and a "B" in Diversity. When reviewing St. Rita's profile, you'll see it continues to set the high-water mark among it's peers.
To learn more about St. Rita, please contact our admissions team at (773) 925-RITA, consider registering for a shadow day, or mark your calendar for our October 22 open house.
* According to its website, Niche rigorously analyzes dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews to produce comprehensive rankings, report cards, and profiles for every K-12 school, college, and neighborhood in the U.S. Further, Niche states it has the most comprehensive data available on U.S. schools and neighborhoods.
A trio of St. Rita High School students is reaching out to local families who are battling serious illnesses through a new charity called “Kids Care.”
As part of their school service project, St. Rita seniors-to-be Connor Cahill, Mike Walsh and Jake Zylman founded Kids Care last February, and to raise funds for the Cure It Foundation, a national non-profit that serves children fighting cancer, they hosted the inaugural Kids Care 16-inch softball tournament on July 29 at Beverly Park.
Featuring seven boys teams and three girls teams, the tournament, Cahill said, is on its way to exceeding its goal of $1,000.
By: Mike Swanson
"It's an exciting time to be a St. Rita Mustang."...prospective students and families have been hearing that phrase recently from the St. Rita admissions team. It seems that the entire St. Rita Family is in agreement, as the number registered golfers at the 42nd Annual St. Rita Scholarship Golf Outing increased by 35% over last year to 225.
Alumni golfers turned out from decades spanning almost 70 years, starting with graduates from the 1950s through recent graduates from the 2010s. St. Rita parents and friends made a strong showing at the outing and dinner too.
The hard work of the golf committee and the generosity of the attendees, sponsors and online auction participants helped raise over $45,000 that will help fund scholarships and financial aid to current St. Rita students.
This year the silent auction was online, allowing people to participate in the auction even if they couldn't attend the event. Lucky silent auction and raffle winners went home with opportunities to play golf at some of Chicagoland's most challenging, private country clubs and also scored some great opportunities to cruise Lake Michigan, overnight stays at some of Chicago's finest hotels and great tickets to football and baseball games, including a trip to Philadelphia to see the Bears play the Eagles.
Please mark your calendars for next year's outing on July 20, 2018 at Gleneagles.
Also, please remember to patronize our generous sponsors, and thank them for their support of St. Rita. Their continued support is key for a successful event.
2017 St. Rita Scholarship Golf Outing Committee
Butch Bianco '59
Mike Cummings '04
Brendan Duffy '12
Tim Fitzgibbon '99
Bob Gallagher '83
Rob Gallik '10
Kevin Gibson '76
Rich Hochgraver '71
Liam Hopkins '11
Ed Leiser '04
Kevin O'Boye '68
Brian Reilly '08
John Schmitt '84