A. St. Rose of Lima School operates under the Diocese of Bridgeport. It is located on the campus of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, CT. The parish is very supportive of our school and the pastor, Monsignor Weiss, sits on the school advisory board.
A. We follow the Newtown Public Schools calendar, with the exception of some professional development days and observance of the Catholic Holy Days of Obligation. Our school calendar is available here.
A. Busing to and from St. Rose of Lima School is available for Newtown residents, and is provided by All-Star Transportation. Newtown bus information is available here. Residents of other towns must provide their own transportation.
A. St. Rose of Lima School students wear uniforms in grades K – 8. Many families find this makes life easier! Uniforms are purchased through Lands’ End. The school also operates a uniform exchange to help families share extra and/or gently-used uniform items. Please visit our Parent Portal for more information.
A. A local restaurant provides our hot lunch program. Milk is also available. Menus are posted monthly and orders must be placed and paid online at least 11 days in advance. St. Rose is a nut-free school. Connecticut state guidelines regarding nut-free schools can be accessed here.
A. Tuition assistance is available. Please click here to read more about the Bishop's Scholarship Fund. Please contact our school bookkeeper, Mr. Larry Rice (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have questions about tuition.
A. The Home and School Association holds a number of fundraising events throughout the year. There are additional ways to support our school, including Box Tops and the Scrip gift card programs. In addition, contributions can be made to the St. Rose Annual Fund.
A. Parent volunteers are a very important contributor to our school community! There are many ways to help. All volunteers must be Virtus trained. Information about volunteer opportunities can be found on our Parent Portal.
A. Our Principal sends a weekly newsletter on Fridays during the school year. Teachers also keep our parents informed about grade and class events. You can locate recent copies of the newsletter under the About Us tab.