Saint Rita Catholic School

In the Classical Tradition
Preschool - Grade 8
"The soul of education is the education of the soul"

Extracurriculars & Sports

Extracurricular and sport offerings at St. Rita School include:

  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Track and Field
  • Spanish Club
  • Diocesan Spelling Bee
  • Diocesan Science Fair
  • Geography Bee
  • Shakespeare Festival
  • Strings beginning in 2nd Grade
  • Girl Scouts/ Heritage Girls
  • Troops of St George
  • Annual Play
  •  Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
  •   Battle of the Books: 5th and 6th Grades


St Rita School currently participates in activities through Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization (NVJCYO) which has a member organization of approximately 45 parishes from the Diocese of Arlington.  It organizes a Track Meet, Cross Country, Basketball organization consisting of 10 leagues, Cheer leading, Softball, Baseball, and Tennis. NVJCYO sports activities are open to CCD students.

Mission statement of NVJCYO

The mission of the NVJCYO, through its member parishes, is to organize sports programs for parish youth from 4th through 8th grades throughout the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, to reinforce Catholic values taught in parish schools and religious education programs. It is an important component of the comprehensive approach to youth ministry in the Diocese. The programs administered by NVJCYO are meant not only to encourage healthy physical activity but also to play a significant role in the development of Catholic values in the youth of the Diocese and these activities should foster cooperation, respect, sportsmanship, responsibility, leadership, competitiveness, fairness and courtesy.