Fr Gabriel Richard High School

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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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1868

Student Body

Total Students580 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Fr Gabriel Richard High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score26

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 11 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,400
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMary Vangieson
Admissions AssociateMalia Demmin ’13


Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Business Club, Chess Club, Digital Media Club, Ecology Club, Forensics Team, 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 authentic 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. 

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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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