As a parent, one of the most important decisions you have to make is finding the perfect high school for your kids. We could tell you all the wonderful reasons we think you should choose Brother Rice, but take it from our parents on why they feel Brother Rice is the #1 Catholic High School in Michigan!
“I am very impressed with Brother Rice High School. The caliber of teachers and support staff is very impressive. They prepare our sons to be great citizens of the world focusing on service and character. The college admissions prep is amazing. They spend their junior year working on every aspect of their college admission with no aspect overlooked.”
“Brother Rice was such a great school for both of our boys. Not only did they get a great education but they learned how to study efficiently, critically think, write effectively, and above all be confident in who they are. The friendships they made will undoubtedly last a lifetime. I highly recommend Brother Rice. We couldn’t be happier with their experience there.”
“My son had an exceptional experience at Brother Rice. He was well prepared to excel in college and gained entry to his #1 choice for school. He embodies the Pillars of RICE instilled by the caring faculty: Respect, Integrity, Character, and Excellence. He gained confidence and became a leader through the Band of Brothers program. We could not be happier with the young man he has become.”
“Our family relocated to Michigan 8 years ago and our son attended elementary and middle school in Bloomfield Hills. When the time arrived for high school consideration, our family was truly open to high school options (both public and private) for our son and we did not have preferences or past biases. We explored all our options which led us to Brother Rice. After visiting several schools as well as shadow day experiences, we chose Brother Rice for 2 main reasons. First and foremost, our son said he felt good about his experience in comparison to other schools he visited. He felt the Brother Rice experience was different, and he could see himself there. Secondly, as parents we felt a genuine care, support, and partnership we had not felt at other schools we visited. As an example, we only mentioned our son was interested in Architecture as a career Principal O. personally invited our son back after a shadow day to meet the Architecture Teacher and to spend time visiting his class. No other school did that.“
“As an alumni of Brother Rice, I know that my experience at Brother Rice was the educational and spiritual foundation for everything I have done since I graduated. When my son Luke was born, I remember already knowing that one day I wanted to be able to give him the same opportunity my parents gave me to experience the community and the spirit of Brother Rice, while also encouraging him to make it his own unique experience. To this day, the values I learned at Brother Rice and the relationships I gained continue to influence my life and I am sure the same will be true for him, and I am forever thankful for what Brother Rice has done for both of us.“
“Choosing Brother Rice High School has to be the single best decision we have made for our boys. That being said, it wasn’t easy. We were not alumni, we did not live close (Rochester), we did not have any connections (like we did to some of the other private schools) and we knew very little about Rice, other than some (incorrect) stereotypes. From the moment our son shadowed, he fell in love with the school, and even after we shared our concerns (distance and knowing anyone) he put our fears to rest by simply stating he felt like Rice would challenge him in ways the others could not …force him to grow & get out of his comfort zone. No truer words could have been spoken. From academics to athletics and many experiences in between, both our boys have been challenged and stretched to be their best. Through the terrific Band of Brothers & Brotherhood Rice offers along with volunteering alongside classmates; the amazing Kairos experience, paired with the incredible teachers, administrators and staff, our expectations have been blown away. As our senior gets ready to head on to the University of Michigan, and our freshmen gets ready for his sophomore year, we feel beyond bless that we listened to that young boy who knew in his heart just what he needed – the well rounded, incredible education & experience of Brother Rice. Live Jesus in our Hearts, Forever!“
“As a parent, the most important factor is your child feeling like he matters, his goals matter, and that teachers/counselors are invested in both. Brother Rice does this in spades. While things like outstanding college prep academics, and parent involvement help make this school culture great, it is the opportunities to thrive, find new interests, create/join as many clubs as they like, be part of many different circles, and to feel like their teachers care about them that sets the school apart. Brother Rice goes deep with State Championships in several sports, but the rumor that only sports kids will thrive here is false. The robotics team is one of the few in the nation who have made it to the State Championship every year. The art/music program, while small, has dedicated teachers. The BAND OF BROTHERS brotherhood blends all grade levels together, creating amazing bonds that will last a lifetime. The alumni are fiercely loyal!”
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.