Academic Activities

Academic clubs and activities provide a community where students can learn together outside of the classroom.

Our clubs provide opportunities on the local, state, and national level.

Art Club is open to all students interested in creating art. The club is student team led and activities are directed according to student interest. Mrs. Jaros moderates this activity.

BRIC – The Brother Rice Investment Club is open to all students who are interested in learning how to invest in and trade stocks and options. Students participate in a real-time online contest called the “Chicago High School Stocks and Options Challenge” or CHI-SOC, through You will buy and sell stocks both individually and as a member of a team of 4 or 5 traders, competing against other Chicago-area high school students. The contests run from September to December and February to May. BRIC is moderated by Mr. Peters.

German Club encourages an understanding of and appreciation for the culture and language of German speaking countries. It provides the opportunity to meet other students through cultural and social activities, including movies, games, field trips, and the celebration of Oktoberfest, Christmas, and Maifest. The German club is open to all students. Dr. Luxem moderates this club.

Scholastic Bowl teams compete against other local Catholic schools in an academic competition similar to an “academic Jeopardy,” testing their knowledge in all scholarly areas. Varsity and JV teams meet from late September to mid-February. Transportation to and from the respective schools is provided. Mrs. England and Mrs. Pansino moderate these teams.

Spanish Club is active in community service projects such as fundraising for the underprivileged. This organization also holds social events including dances, poetry readings, and field trips. Mrs. Carbol moderates this club.

National Honor Society


National Honor Society (N.H.S.)—The Brother Rice Chapter of the National Honor Society seeks to recognize students for their outstanding scholarship, leadership, character, and service. N.H.S. members serve the school in various functions and their fellow students by mentoring and tutoring.


Robotics Team

The Robotics Club takes part in several STEM related activities including creating 3D printed prosthetic hands, model rocketry, drones, and competitive robotics teams.  The club competes in the MATE Underwater Robotics International Championships the past three years and finished 9th in the world last year.  This year, the club has established two new robotics teams that will compete in the VEX Robotics Competition in the spring, which is a land based robotics competition that also has teams across the world. Mr. Mostyn and Mr. Gamboa moderate this team.