Saint Rita Catholic Church

Saint Rita, come to my aid! Beautiful rose born from the Savior’s thorns, Lead me far from anger and hate; Guide my heart on peaceful paths with charity to all.

Since 1914, our parish has served the spiritual needs of this Alexandria, Virginia, community. Please join us, as together we worship God and grow in love for one another under the protection of our patroness, Saint Rita of Cascia.



For over fifty years, Saint Rita School has provided a quality Catholic education for children in grades K-8. Saint Rita School was established in 1952 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill and has proudly served thousands of children since its opening. Saint Rita is a strong Faith community which provides a roadmap for life for our students. Daily Religion classes, weekly Mass, outreach service projects and sacramental preparation deepen our students’ understanding of their Faith and the Church. Our academic curriculum includes both core subjects, including reading, spelling, grammar, science, social studies, mathematics and enrichment courses, including music, P.E., art, library, computer technology and weekly instruction in Spanish for grades K-5 with academic Latin for grades 6-8.

For more information, please see our website www.saintrita-school.org or contact our School Principal, Mrs. Mary Pat Schlickenmaier, by email saintritaschool@me.com, phone (703) 548-1888, or write:

Saint Rita School
3801 Russell Road
Alexandria, VA 22305