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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
School Size: 384
Average Class Size: 12
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Fall Semester
  • Full Academic Year
  • Multiple Years
  • No
Dresscode: Uniform Required
Price: $$$
Graduation Allowed:
  • Yes
  • Yes - After 1 Year
Graduation After 1 Year:
  • Yes
AP Classes:
  • Yes
AP Classes Offered:
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Chemistry, Economics (Micro & Macro), English Language, English Literature, Biology, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, European History, Physics 1 and Calculus AB.

75% scored 3 or higher in 2018.

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

Partial list: Boston College, Boston University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of California, Davis, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, University of Dallas, University of Denver, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina, University of Oregon, University of Rhode Island, University of San Francisco, University of Toronto, University of Vermont, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Wentworth Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania

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
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Tennis
  • Field 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, Art I, 3-Dimensional Design, Advanced 2-Dimensional Design, Ceramics, Fundamentals of Digital Photography, Fundamentals of Graphic Design and Digital Media, Digital Film Making, Digital Film Making 2, Advanced Multimedia and Graphics, Yearbook, Yearbook 2

Extra Curricular

Art Show, Book Club “Bemused Bibliophiles”, Campus Ministry, Dances, Debate Club Drumline, Global Solidarity and Unity Club, International Culture Club, Library Proctor Program, Maker Space and STEM Club, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Peer Ministry and Retreats, Pep Rallies/Spirit Weeks, Poetry Outloud, Scholars’ Bowl, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Diversity Club, Student Government, Stunt Nite, E-Sports, Mountain Biking Club

Community Information
City Population: 43,021
Weather: Vermont has a humid continental type of climate with warm summers and cold and snowy winters.
Nearby Cities: Albany, NY (151 miles); Boston, MA (215 miles)
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