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Rice’s college preparatory curriculum prepares international students for success at any American college or university. Our experienced Guidance Department supports students as they navigate the college application process, while our teachers provide a nurturing environment for international students to pursue their studies and improve their English.

Rice students can be found at school long after classes are done enjoying sports, clubs and the 85+ year tradition of Stunt Nite. Participation in extracurricular activities is highly recommended to foster the building of new friendships and a strong   sense of belonging. Community service requirements and the host family experience also expose students to the American way of life beyond Rice’s walls.

School Type:
  • Private Day School
State: Vermont
City: Burlington
Affiliation: Catholic
Grades Accepted:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • PG
School Size: 400
Average Class Size: 20
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Fall Semester
  • Full Academic Year
  • Multiple Years
Dresscode: Uniform Required
Price: $$
Graduation Allowed:
  • Yes
Graduation After 1 Year:
  • Yes
AP Classes:
  • Yes
AP Classes Offered:
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology

World History, Calculus AB, Statistics, English Language, English Literature, French, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science Principles, Economics (Micro and Macro), US History, European History, Government and Politics, Capstone Seminar (Juniors), Capstone Research (Seniors)

College Prep/Honors Classes:
  • Yes

English 9, World Studies 9 and 10, American Literature, Geometry, Algebra II, Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, Contemporary History, French IV, French V, Spanish IV, Spanish V, Latin III and Latin IV

IB Program:
  • No
  • Yes

Have a STEM club and in process of creating STEM program

Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Graduation Rate: 100%
College Acceptance Rate: 92%
University Acceptances:

Boston College, Johnson and Wales University Providence, Regis College, SUNY Brockport, Syracuse University, US Airforce, US Army, US Marines, Virginia Tech and many more

Rice Memorial High School prides itself on academic excellence. The faculty strives to ensure each course meets our mission of inspiring students to love learning, serve others, and seek God.

The curriculum is specifically designed to prepare all students for the rigors of college academics. For those students who have excelled in specific disciplines, and who work well independently and at an accelerated pace, we offer 15 Honors level courses. We also offer 12 Advancement Placement courses.

Boys Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Indoor Track
  • Hockey
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Field Hockey
  • Indoor Track
  • Hockey

33 teams in 14 different sports; 19 state championships in last four years; 85% participation

In addition to the sports listed, Rice Memorial offers Alpine skiing, snowboarding and rowing. The school also has an elite Hockey Program.

Arts Offerings:

Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Performance Prep I, Music Theory I - II, Music Appreciation, Yearbook, Art I, Advanced Photography, Advanced Studio Art, Sculpture, Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Extra Curricular

Student Council, Hope Happens Here, Art Club, Drama, The Knight Banner, Campus Ministry, Mountain Bike Club, Digital Media Club, Drumline, Scholar's Bowl, Female Athlete's Leadership Council, National Honor Society, Model UN, Neuroscience Club, Debate Club, Crochet Club, Math Team

Community Information
City Population: 20,282
Weather: Summers are warm and wet, the winters are freezing and snowy, and it is partly cloudy year round.
Nearby Cities: Albany, NY (243 km)
Nearest Airport: Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Local Attractions:

Burlington is the most populous city Vermont, located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, south of the Canadian border. Downtown offers shops and restaurants, the pedestrianized Church Street Marketplace.

Just 10 minutes from downtown Burlington, you find fields and farmland and the Green Mountains for hiking and skiing. At the other side of the city you have Lake Champlain, which divides Vermont from its nearest neighbor, New York.

The Rice campus is situated in a quiet suburban neighborhood within minutes of Lake Champlain and “The Perfect Small City” – Burlington, Vermont. Opportunities to ski, boat, swim, hike, and bike abound. Students eager to explore the world-class universities found in Montreal, Boston and New York also appreciate our proximity to these great metropolitan cities.

Vermont is ranked as one of the safest states in the nation.

99 Proctor Avenue, South Burlington, Vermont, USA 05403