St. Rose School Greets Students on First Day

NEWTOWN—Students at St. Rose School braved the heat today for their first day of school in the new school year.
This morning they hopped off the bus to a welcome surprise! They were greeted by the wonderful leadership team of  Monsignor Robert Weiss, pastor; Mr. “G” Bardhyl Gjoka, their new Principal, and Ramsey, the school mascot.
St. Rose of Lima School is accredited by the NEASC. We are very proud of the following achievements, which are a reflection of our commitment to academic excellence:
• 2009 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence—U.S. Department of Education
• Ranked among the top 15% of all private schools nationally
• Nationally recognized recipient of Gold Level Award in the Math Counts competitive program
• More than $500,000 in academic scholarships granted to our graduating 8th grade class each year
Dr. Steven Cheeseman, Superintendent of Diocesan School said that in the coming days almost  9,000 students will be returning to 20 elementary schools, 5 high schools and 1 special needs school sponsored by the diocese.
“Catholic schools in the Diocese of Bridgeport have a long tradition of success evidenced in part by the fact that 50% of our schools have received the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence and that, year after year, standardized test results show our elementary students exceeding national averages in math and reading,” he said.
St. Rose of Lima School is located at 40 Church Hill Rd, Newtown, CT 06470 Main Phone: 203.426.5102 Pre-School Phone: 203.426.3405. Visit the website: