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Father Gabriel Richard High School, a Catholic school community, exists to build up the Body of Christ through the intellectual and spiritual formation of its students. Rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, FGR cultivates in each student a sense of awe in response to the beauty of truth. Strengthened by the Sacraments, students are equipped to live at the service of others through academic excellence, intentional discipleship, creativity and sportsmanship. Our students come from 30 communities in Southeastern Michigan and several countries across the globe.
We are a 150 year old institution dedicated to forming Disciples of Christ who will use their God-given talents for the greater good.
Our graduates are accepted to top universities and colleges, including all three military academies, Princeton, MIT, University of Notre Dame, and the University of Michigan. Students often choose to continue their education at Catholic colleges, such as Benedictine College, Christendom College, and Franciscan University of Steubenville, as well as other private liberal arts colleges such as Hillsdale College.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 580 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11 / Aug. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

Fr Gabriel Richard High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
580 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Fr Gabriel Richard High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP American History, AP Art – 2D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP German, AP Language and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics C, AP Spanish
Average ACT score

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 11 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mary Vangieson
Admissions Associate
Malia Demmin ’13



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Business Club, Chess Club, Digital Media Club, Ecology Club, Gamer Club, Men's Prayer Group, National Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Robotics Team, Schola Choir, Ski Club, Student Council, Student Sportsmanship Council, Women's Prayer Group

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Jazz Band

School Notes

  • At Father Gabriel Richard High School, our goal is to partner with parents to form the next generation of Disciples of Christ. We nurture academic excellence, intentional discipleship, creativity, and sportsmanship within a supportive and authentically Catholic community. We aim to cultivate in students a vision of greatness through which they strive to develop their gifts and talents so they may use them for the greater good. Service and leadership are emphasized in all aspects of our program. 
Profile last updated: 05/12/2021

School Reviews

First, this is a true CATHOLIC school that teaches CATHOLIC doctrine. If you are Protestant, a holiday only Catholic or Islamic, this is probably not your type of private school. It is not a school for families who are in disagreement with Catholic teachings. The curriculum is very challenging whether you are in honors classes or the regular curriculum. The children in the high school are wonderful teenagers. Volunteerism is emphasized. Leadership is emphasized. Becoming a highly functional and responsible Cathoic is emphasized. If you want a TRUE Catholic education with high academics and a commitment to social agency, then this is the school for you! If you just want high academics, your child will be challenged spiritually on a daily basis.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 580 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 11 / Aug. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Ann Arbor, MI is $15,837 for elementary schools and $16,600 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Ann Arbor, MI is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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