About Us

Rice at a Glance

As a Roman Catholic school, Rice Memorial High School exists to guide its students toward the realization of their God-given potential. Rice teaches students to recognize and develop their unique gifts by inspiring them to love learning, to serve others and to seek God through Jesus Christ and his Church.


  • Northern Vermont's only Roman Catholic high school. 
  • Founded in 1917 as Cathedral High School.  Renamed after moving to the current location in 1959.
  • Over 10,000 Cathedral and Rice alumni living in Chittenden County.
  • $12 million capital improvement project completed in 2015.


  • 427 co-ed students in grades nine through post-graduate
  • 69 percent of student body is Catholic; all faiths welcome
  • Students come from 44 towns and 15 countries


Academic Program

  • 12 Honors courses
  • 9 Advanced Placement courses
  • Average class size is 20 students
  • Historically, over 90 percent of graduates attend a four-year college


  • 33 athletic teams in 14 different sports
  • 19 State Championships in the last four years
  • 85 percent student participation in athletics

Rice: Your Opportunity to Succeed


  • Vibrant Campus Ministry program coordinating community service requirements and peer ministry opportunities
  • Stunt Nite, an 85 year-old tradition with at least 95 percent student participation
  • Growing Fine Arts program in music, theatre, art, and drum line
  • A variety of extracurricular activities such as Scholars' Bowl, special interest clubs, World of Difference, and Student Ambassadors

Rice Memorial High School