We encourage our students to strive for excellence everyday, in the classroom, on the athletic playing field, and in the community.  We support them as they put their very best foot forward in all areas of their life to fulfill their God-given potential.


With SAT scores higher than the state average and over 90 percent of graduates attending college, Rice students make their education a priority.  Our college prep curriculum focuses heavily on providing the skills necessary for students to succeed in college and life.  And, it’s working.  Alumni attending some of the finest colleges and universities in the country indicate that they feel better prepared than many of their counterparts.

Catholic Mission

Our students and their families embrace our mission to love learning, seek God and serve others.  It is weaved into every aspect of life at Rice and reflected in the character our students develop and how they carry themselves inside and outside of school.


The Rice community is unparalleled in its support of the school and student activities.  Our sporting events draw a tremendous fan base from current students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff with our principal, Lisa Lorenz at the very center of it all.  And, there’s the 88-year tradition of Stunt Nite epitomizing Rice spirit at its best.


“Community” is a phrase often used in schools. At Rice, it’s a way of life. With just under 420 students – nearly 1/3 the size of most local public high schools – a sense of belonging is established quickly.  Small classes allow teachers an opportunity to really know their students. Underclassmen are recognized and mentored by older students.  And, respect for one another is expected, allowing students the freedom to try something different, often discovering new gifts and talents along the way.
Come see for yourself the Rice difference. I am available for your questions and look forward to welcoming you to the Rice community.

Caroline Schafer
Director of Enrollment

Rice Memorial High School