Escuela Parroquial Santa Rita

Escuela Parroquial Santa Rita

Escuela Parroquial Santa Rita

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Escuela Parroquial Santa Rita (Santa Rita Parochial School) is the name of a private, catholic elementary and high school located in the city of San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic, within the province of the same name. It is also referred to as Colegio Santa Rita, since the word colegio is used for private schools in the Dominican Republic.

It was founded in 1961. The school name comes from Saint Rita of Cascia, patron of the lost and impossible causes.

It is administered by the local parish church, under the direction of the Augustinian Recollects, a Roman Catholic monastic order. The motto of the school is Science and Love, represented by a heart with a flame above it, and a book, sloped together with what resembles an arrow or a writing plume. This is precisely the image used by the Augustinian Recollects for themselves.

The school mainly strives for high academic success, discipline, community work and establishing hale and hearty relationships with its students, graduates and the schools parents association.


The Escuela Parroquial Santa Rita is located on Ave. Libertad, right in front of the San Cristóbal city entrance. The building was the San Cristóbal headquarters for the Dominican Party during the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, and was later donated to the Catholic Church after the end of such period.

There is another building four blocks away heading west, where Maternal Santa Rita was created, for preschoolers. The first four years of...
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