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Brother Rice High School Chicago

Brother Rice High School Chicago is an all-male private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 9 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Brother Rice High School Chicago says

Under the direction of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Brother Rice High School has educated young men since its inception in 1956. Sharing the charism of our founder, Blessed Edmund Rice, the faculty and staff work each day to instill the mission of Edmund through the Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education. Brother Rice High School is proud to partner with parents in the community who wish to provide their sons with an exemplary, faith-based education. Brother Rice High School was recognized by ACT as one of only 382 high schools across the country, and one of two high schools in the city of Chicago, that met the ACT's exacting criteria for rigorous core courses.


Brother Rice High School presents its profile of those competencies and traits each student will ideally possess at the time of his graduation. These are goals for which Brother Rice High School strives, while acknowledging that all students may not fully achieve all the levels of growth described herein during their four years of high school. RELIGIOUS PROFILE OF THE BROTHER RICE STUDENT Upon graduation a Brother Rice Student will... 1. have the skills to effect positive change spiritually, morally, socially, and culturally in his environment. 2. continue to live a faith-centered life through habits of prayer, worship, evangelization, and service. 3. recognize the dignity of each person, respecting cultural and religious pluralism in society. 4. “Act Manfully in Christ Jesus.” COGNITIVE PROFILE OF THE BROTHER RICE STUDENT Upon graduation a Brother Rice student will... 1. be a logical and critical thinker. 2. be able to communicate effectively. 3. be technologically literate. 4. have an understanding of the Catholic faith. 5. be academically prepared for postsecondary education. 6. recognize that he is a lifelong learner. 7. be prepared to live a productive life in a changing world.

Mission Statement

We, the family of Brother Rice High School, are a diverse, Catholic Christian community, committed to preparing young men for college and for the process of life-long learning. We educate young men to act manfully in Christ Jesus and to deal wisely with their world in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and the charism of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice.


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Admission Considerations

Important: School Record, Academic GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Admissions Tests

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: January 9



Academic Calendar: Year

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP United States History
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP European History
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP German Language and Culture
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Biology
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 798
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 204
10 179
11 204
12 211

Brother Rice High School Chicago's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Brother Rice High School Chicago's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 21 : 1
Gender 100% Male
Dress Code Uniform
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 74%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 12%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 2%
Principal   Jim Antos
President   Dr. Kevin Burns


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Winter Track and Field
  • Wrestling


Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Brother Rice High School Chicago include:

  • David Diehl '98 - Former NFL offensive lineman for the New York Giants, Super Bowl champion & Pro Bowler, starred collegiately at Illinois
  • John Powers '63 - Author of Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, which was made into a Broadway play
  • Ed Olczyk - NHL Hall of Famer, Stanley Cup champion, former center, head coach and broadcaster, drafted #3 in 1984 NHL Draft
  • Pete Mackanin '69 - Manager of Philadelphia Phillies, former MLB infielder (1973–81) and manager of Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds
  • Kevin Cronin '70 - Lead singer of REO Speedwagon
  • John C. Reilly '83 - Actor and comedian, nominated for an Academy Award for performance in 2002 musical film Chicago
  • Michael Flatley '77 - Irish dancer, creator of Lord of the Dance and co-choreographer of Riverdance

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