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St. Rita School


194 Ravan Ave
Harahan, LA 70123


Established in 1953, St. Rita School sets forth its mission to educate the whole child. St. Rita Trotters are prepared in mind, body, and spirit for a productive, Christ-centered life. Three focus areas provide the framework for a St. Rita School education:

Catholic Tradition
St. Rita School students, created in God’s image, are afforded dignity and taught respect for Catholic values. The school offers faith-centered daily instruction and guides students to holiness through worship services that instill an appreciation for the gift of Catholic identity. SRS students attend weekly Mass, monthly eucharistic adorations, and celebrate holy days together as a Trotter Community in faith. We are all encouraged to model Gospel values and integrate them into our daily lives.

Academic Excellence
Our academic program incorporates high standards and challenges students to become life-long learners who are self-motivated and capable of critical and independent thought. Our 1:1 technology and a fully incorporated STREAM curriculum are just a few offerings making enrollment at SRS a smart decision for families. Students attend at least one enrichment class per school day which includes art, library, music, physical education, Spanish, and STREAM/computer class. Upper grades strengthen their public speaking skills through campus news productions. St. Rita is proud to have active chapters of both the National Elementary and National Junior Honor Societies. Through varied classroom experiences and extra-curricular activities, students expand their horizons, learn responsibility, and prepare for a successful future. Because of the rigorous St. Rita academic program, students’ acceptance rate into their first-choice high school is continuously at or near 100%. St. Rita is proud of its numerous high school scholarship recipients and applauds our Trotter alumni valedictorians and college scholarship recipients.

Caring Community
Our SRS Trotter Family believes that partnership with parents and other community members is paramount to achieving educational goals. In monthly guidance lessons, students learn ways to demonstrate respect for others physically and emotionally. Respect for others in our ever-growing digital world is practiced in class, too. SRS students show gratitude for their blessings and strengthen their community through acts of service such as food and toy drives. So what does it really mean to be a Trotter? Just as a champion horse, a St. Rita Trotter has a good, kind heart and a willingness to work hard. But the hard work doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Our tenacious Trotters have united to bring home St. Rita championships over the years and we’ve enjoyed cheering on our Trotter alumni’s accolades in high school and college sports. Our sports offerings include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, flag football, swimming, soccer, volleyball, and cabbage ball intramurals. Additional after-school clubs offer students opportunities to explore their personal interests in art, board games, broadcasting and journalism, chess, choir, cultures and customs, drama and stage performance, and more.

When you enroll at St. Rita School, you truly become part of our Trotter Family. It takes a village, and we’d be honored to be a part of yours