There are many things that make a Brother Rice student who he is. None of which are average. We encourage our students to develop their interests and pursuits through experiential learning opportunities, helping them discover hidden talents and passions. Every student’s path is different and we believe that is a good thing. We also believe that only when you are 100% YOU, are you 100% Brother Rice!
“Brother Rice has given me a tight-knit community that not only offers me a strong support system but gives me a community that I can rely on. The RICE Pillars and Catholic values have been instilled in me and have guided me throughout my four years. I have created memories, friendships, and connections that I will cherish for the rest of my life.“ — Henry Garrity ’23
National Honors Society, National Latin Honor Society, Band of Brothers Captain, 1st-Team All-State (Football), All-Catholic (Football), All-League (Basketball – Junior Year)
Pride, Enjoyable, Tight-knit
Brother Rice has helped me improve as a student by teaching me to stay consistent and diligent with my studies. Even when you lack the motivation to get some things done, you have to fall back on staying consistent and diligent.
I honestly cannot choose just one teacher or coach, so here are some that have influenced me the most:
Mr. Venos: Mr. Venos has been my religion teacher for my junior and senior years. He has taught me much about life and helped deepen my thinking in numerous subjects. I am thankful for him and how much care he puts into his students, and wanting to make sure they can be the best versions of themselves.
Mr. Ciarvino: Mr. C is, without a doubt, one of the best teachers I have ever had. APUSH is a challenging class to take or teach. However, Mr. C was able to get through all the material, prepare it interestingly, and teach it so that I still retain the information today. He pushes his students extremely hard and helps them reach achievements they did not even know they could reach. I am super grateful to have had a class with him.
Coach Palmer (Basketball): – He has impacted me significantly. He truly cares for every one of his players. He coaches every one of his players with extremely high expectations. He knows what it is like to be a student and a high-level athlete, so he is someone I can trust to talk to. He wants his players to succeed in life and instills traits such as discipline and caring for something bigger than yourself.
Coach K (Football): – I came to Brother Rice with basketball being my primary sport, but after my sophomore year, I found a passion for football. Coach K improved my knowledge of the game and got my recruitment process rolling, providing good advice and direction. We built a good relationship where he trusted me to be a big part of the 2022 football team.
My favorite place on campus is the newly renovated Center for Learning & Achievement. I enjoy it because I have found it to be a place where I can come after school to lock in and get my work done diligently and efficiently. It is usually quiet, and it is fun to interact with other students who come through the CLA to get their work done as well.
My favorite thing about Brother Rice is the community. The students, teachers, fans, and alumni network are all bonded together in what Rice stands for and take extreme pride in the school. The people that attend and work at Brother Rice are some of the best people I know. I have met some of the most intelligent students, been taught by some of the best teachers, and witnessed some of the best athletes. I have also found a circle of people I will be close with for the rest of my life.
In my time at Brother Rice, I have grown in numerous ways. I have learned how to be of service to others and be a brother to my peers. I have learned how to manage my academics, ensure I complete all my assignments with a purpose, and take pride in my work. I have also grown immensely as an athlete, both in physical performance and knowledge of the sports I play.
Find out how you can be 100% Brother Rice by contacting our Enrollment Team for more information.
Brother Rice High School is a National Blue Ribbon School and ranked the #1 Catholic High School in Michigan for three consecutive years. A proud private educational institution located in Bloomfield Hills.