Santa Rita School has three small native plant gardens used for lessons on habitats, pollination, and Native American studies. One of these gardens features mature redwood trees, which also provides a quiet, shady place for first graders to play. Two other native plant gardens adorn the campus filled with over 3 dozen species of plants. Classroom planter boxes are planted in the themes of Native Americans, Ancient Civilizations, American Colonial, and Pollinator/Beneficial Insects. The lunchtime Ecology Club helps take care of these gardens and monitors the Western Bluebird boxes in the spring among other worthy activities.