Just announced:  The Archdiocese of Chicago has announced that the Class of 2022 Entrance Exam will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00 am.  All current 7th graders for the 2016-17 school year/8th graders during the 2017-18 school year will need to take an Entrance Exam at the Catholic high school of their choice on that day.  

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for visiting the website of the Admissions Office at St. Rita. There is a lot to learn before choosing the right high school, but you are in the right place because St. Rita High School has something for everyone.  One word that comes to mind whenever I think about St. Rita High School is: Family.  We take family very seriously here and live out our Core Values of Truth, Unity, and Love in all we say and do.

Please call me anytime at 773--925--RITA (7482) to schedule a personal tour or visit or email me at with any questions. We also encourage you to fill out our information form. Finally, I invite you to take a student visit at St. Rita--it's a great way to see all we have to offer for young men in grammar school.

Our students love being Mustangs and simultaneously contributing to our history, tradition, success...and our very bright future!  I would love to meet you and your family...and introduce you to our special family here at St. Rita!

Go Mustangs!  

Mr. Ed Leiser '04
Director of Admissions
773-925-RITA (7482) or

Grammar School Events Calendar

Day Date Time Event
Friday September 9, 2016 6:30 pm Grade School Pre-game Pizza Party (St. Rita Football vs. Providence)
Saturday September 17, 2016 12:00-2:00 pm Baseball Clinic
Monday September 19, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 pm Soccer Clinic
Friday October 7, 2016 7:30a- 2:30pm Columbus Shadow Day #1
Monday October 10, 2016 7:30a- 2:30pm Columbus Shadow Day #2
Tuesday October 11, 2016 7:00- 8:30 pm Honors Information Night
Sunday October 16, 2016 12:30-2:30 pm Lacrosse Clinic
Friday October 28, 2016 9:00- 11:30 am Mom's Shadow Day
Friday October 28, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 pm Basketball Skills Clinic
Saturday October 29, 2016 10:00a-12:00p Volleyball Clinic
Saturday October 29, 2016 12:00- 4:00pm 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Wednesday November 2, 2016 4:00 pm It's Academic!
Sunday November 6, 2016 10:00a-12:00p Open House #1 (Family Mass at 9:30 a.m.)
Friday November 18-26, 2016 Time TBA Grade School Team Basketball Tournament
Sunday December 4, 2016 12:00p-2:00p Discover St. Rita Open House (Family Mass at 11:30 a.m.)
Monday December 12, 2016 6:00 - 8:00 pm Night of Champions
Tuesday December 27, 2016 10:00a-12:30p Open Gym
Wednesday December 28, 2016 10:00a-12:00p Volleyball Clinic
Wednesday December 28, 2016 5:00 p.m. Indoor Soccer 3-vs-3 Tournament
Saturday January 14, 2017 8:00 a.m. 8TH GRADE ENTRANCE EXAM
Monday February 20, 2017 7:30a- 2:30pm Presidents' Day Shadow Day (6th and 7th graders)
TBD TBD TBD Class of 2021 Registration

Admission Process and Transfer Policy

8th grade boys seeking admission to St. Rita High School must take the entrance exam on January 14, 2017. Admission is based upon their score on the test along with transcripts submitted by their grade school, including their disciplinary record. Final acceptance is contingent upon the successful completion of the 8th grade. St. Rita reserves the right to deny admission to any student whose final record indicates a major change in academic performance. For questions about the entrance exam, please contact the Admissions Office at (773) 925-7482.

Present high school students seeking to transfer to St. Rita must contact the Admissions Office. A current transcript from the student’s school must be sent to:


St. Rita of Cascia High School
C/O Admissions Office
7740 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60620

Students whose academic and disciplinary records are satisfactory will be contacted for an interview with the Principal, Mr. Brendan Conroy.

Entrance Exam Information

There is no pre-registration for the test. All testers must bring a $25 testing fee and two #2 pencils. No calculators are allowed. All Catholic High Schools administer their entrance exam on the same day and students should test at the high school they plan to attend.

The test that St. Rita uses is similar to the HSPT (High School Placement Test) but is our own version.  For more information about the HSPT, click here.

Those students who have a written IEP, ICEP or 504 plan may be given additional test time with prior approval.  Please contact Director of Admissions, Ed Leiser, 773.925.RITA.

Admissions Staff

Ed Leiser ’04 
Director of Admissions
773-925-RITA (7482)

Rob Gallik '10                     Asst. Dir. of Admissions       773-925-6600 ext. 6616         


                                                       Sharon Smolik 
                                                       Asst Dir. of Admissions

                                                       Transportation Director
                                                       773-925-6600 ext. 6620

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