IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE ENTRANCE EXAM
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Mr. Ed Leiser '04
Director of Admissions
773-925-RITA (7482) or email@example.com
Grammar School Events Calendar
|Friday||September 1, 2017||6:30 pm||Grade School Pre-game Pizza Party (St. Rita Football vs. Rich Central)|
|Friday||September 8, 2017||9:30-11:00 am||Prospective Parents Information Breakfast|
|Tuesday||September 12, 2017||6:30 pm||Grade School Soccer Night (St. Rita vs. Montini)|
|Friday||September 15, 2017||8:30a- 2:45pm||"First Look Shadow Day" (8th graders)|
|Saturday||September 16, 2017 / pending||12:00- 2:00pm||Baseball Clinic|
|Monday||September 18, 2017 / pending||7:00- 9:00 pm||Soccer Clinic|
|Friday||October 6, 2017||8:00a-2:45 pm||Columbus Shadow Day #1 (6th--8th grades)|
|Monday||October 9, 2017||8:00a- 2:45 pm||Columbus Shadow Day #2 (8th graders only)|
|Sunday||October 15, 2017 / pending||1:00 - 2:30 pm||Lacrosse Clinic|
|Friday||October 20, 2017||6:00p-7:30p||Basketball Clinic|
|Sunday||October 22, 2017||12:00- 2:00pm||Open House #1 (Family Mass at 11:30 AM)|
|Thursday||October 26, 2017||4:00 pm||Team Jeopardy|
|Saturday||October 28, 2017 / pending||10:00a-12:00p||Volleyball Clinic|
|Saturday||October 28, 2017||12:00p -- 4:00p||3-on-3 Basketball Tournament|
|Friday||November 3, 2017||9:00a - 11:30a||Mom's Shadow Day|
|Wednesday||November 8, 2017||7:00 pm||Honors Program Information Night|
|Sunday||November 12, 2017||10:00a-12:00p||Open House #2 (Family Mass at 9:30 am)|
|Wednesday||November 22, 2017||2:00p-4:00p||Grade School Open Gym||Monday-Friday||November 27 -- December 1, 2017||8:30 am -- 2:45 pm||8th Grade Shadow Week||Saturday||December 2, 2017||8:00 a.m.||8th Grade Scholarship Exam|
|Monday||February 19, 2018||8:00a- 2:45pm||Presidents' Day Shadow Day (6th and 7th graders)|
|TBD||TBD||TBD||Class of 2022 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.
Ed Leiser ’04
Director of Admissions
Rob Gallik '10 Asst. Dir. of Admissions 773-925-6600 ext. 6616 firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst Dir. of Admissions
773-925-6600 ext. 6620
St. Rita High School abides by all applicable policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the IHSA. In doing so, St. Rita High School does not promise or offer athletic scholarships of any kind. Violations of IHSA policies may result in loss of eligibility for the student, coach and/or school. In recognition of our shared ministry, St. Rita High School also does not promise, predict or otherwise allude to specific dollar amounts regarding tuition assistance or financial aid before a student takes the entrance exam. St. Rita High School promotes the best attributes of our own school while respecting the legacy and traditions of other Catholic high schools