Rice Memorial High School

Rice Memorial High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school located in South Burlington, Vermont.
We provide a safe, supportive, structured learning environment that values the whole person and and seeks to develop and nuture his/her personal gifts, talents and interests.
There is a strong sense of school pride and community with competitive sports teams, art & music programs, clubs, theater, and school-wide events & traditions.
Rice also offers many AP and Honors courses, one of two AP Capstone programs in the State of Vermont and acclaimed multimedia courses.
Scholarships and financial aid are available.  Students of all faiths are welcome.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 376 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Rice Memorial High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1917

Student Body

Total Students
376 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade
Rice Memorial High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1070
(Out of 1600)
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
school uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Rice is committed to investing in its students. Annual tuition covers only about 70% of the actual cost to educate a student. This year, the true cost to educate a student is $17,800, leaving a $4,900 annual gap for students that pay full tuition. The Rice Cathedral Fund exists to fill in that gap and allows us to keep tuition as low as possible. 
% on Financial Aid
40%
Admissions Director
Stacy Bessette

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Campus Ministry, Crochet Club, Debate Club, Digital Media Club, Female Athletic Leadership Council, Hope Happens Here, Math Team, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Neuroscience Club, Prep Girls & Boys Hockey Programs, Rowing Club, Scholar's Bowl, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Drama, Drumline

School Notes

  • Rice Memorial High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school located in South Burlington, Vermont.
  • We provide a safe, supportive, structured learning environment that values the whole person and and seeks to develop and nuture his/her personal gifts, talents and interests.
  • There is a strong sense of community and school pride with competitive sports teams, art & music programs, clubs, theater, and school-wide events & traditions.
  • Rice also offers many AP and Honors courses, one of two AP Capstone programs in the State of Vermont and acclaimed multimedia courses.
  • Scholarships and financial aid are available.
  • Students of all faiths are welcome.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rice Memorial High School cost?
Rice Memorial High School's tuition is approximately $13,500 for private students.
What sports does Rice Memorial High School offer?
Rice Memorial High School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Winter Track. Rice Memorial High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for most sports offered.
What is Rice Memorial High School's ranking?
Rice Memorial High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Vermont for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Rice Memorial High School?
The application deadline for Rice Memorial High School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
First Day of School - all grades
August 27, 2024 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
November 27, 2024 (Wednesday)
Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
November 29, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VT School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 376 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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