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Brother Rice Class of 2020


The members of the Brother Rice Class of 2020 have left an exceptional legacy of outstanding achievement on Brother Rice and are well prepared to succeed in college, their future careers and life adventures. 

Brother Rice graduated 140 students who showed great leadership and academic achievement as Crusaders with 46% of the class earning honors status (a GPA of 3.5)  and 23% earning APEX honors status (a GPA of 4.0 or above). 

On average each year, approximately 10% of Illinois high school graduates are recognized as Illinois State Scholars.  This year, Brother Rice is proud to announce […]

Brother Rice Class of 20202020-05-21T14:01:10-05:00

Day of Giving Raises Over $300k


Brother Rice’s first annual Crusader Day of Giving, which ran on Tuesday, May 5th, netted $302,450 from 1,577 donors — setting a record for most dollars raised through a single day of fundraising. 

Brother Rice’s Crusader Day of Giving is a 24-hour online, social-media-driven effort that supports the students at Brother Rice. This year, alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends made gifts ranging from the minimum $10 to $20,000, directing their contributions to Crusader Fund, which represents an investment in Brother Rice students through direct financial aid and ensures campus facilities, from technology to the physical building, […]

Day of Giving Raises Over $300k2020-05-20T12:11:10-05:00

Principal Update: 5/13/20


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of the school year. As I told the seniors, the graduating class of 2020 will NEVER be forgotten. What a year it has been for all of us! I am so proud of the work that our teachers and students have put into eLearning. I genuinely believe that we did not skip a beat and that your son(s) continued to receive a first-rate education.

I also want to wish a happy belated Mother’s Day to all of our Crusader moms. Your dedication to your student and Br. Rice is […]

Principal Update: 5/13/202020-06-10T11:47:19-05:00

Peer Ministers Live the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education


Martin S: I chose the element “Evangelize Youth within the Mission of the Church” because I believe it applies to me the most. I have been involved in many retreats and groups through my years at Rice ultimately supporting my mission for the Church. I have been on two Kairos retreats, mission trips, numerous shelters, and am a peer minister. Being a participant and leader on Kairos helped to find who they really are spiritually and it helped me to find who I am deep down. Attending mission trips and shelters help me to spread […]

Peer Ministers Live the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education2020-05-11T14:14:32-05:00

Principal Update


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Students,

I hope this finds you well, and you are staying safe and looking forward to getting back to some sense of normality. I have a number of announcements today for everyone.

  1. The Feast Day of Edmund Rice is on Tuesday, May 5. We have several activities planned for that day, including our inaugural Crusader Day of Giving. Live on BRTV, we will have a prayer service starting at 9:00 a.m., Gold Medal winners for the senior class will be announced, we will select the winning tickets for the Gold Key raffle, and if we have […]
Principal Update2020-05-19T13:17:15-05:00

Worship aid Prayer Service for the feast of Blessed Edmund


Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Let us pray: Come Holy Spirit, open our minds and hearts to understand what you would have us know this day, that we might fruitfully use our gifts and talents to fulfill the tasks to which you have called us as educators, students and families at Brother Rice High School. We make this prayer to You in the name of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.

Reading: (1 Pet […]

Worship aid Prayer Service for the feast of Blessed Edmund2020-04-28T10:54:34-05:00

May Daily Prayers


Friday, May 1, 2020

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker and Religious Brothers Day

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

God of mercy and compassion, thank you for the extraordinary life, witness, and ministry of Religious Brothers in our Church. In your wisdom, you have called these ordinary men to generously serve, pray, and share your healing love with others. Deepen our appreciation for the vocation of Religious […]

May Daily Prayers2020-04-28T10:42:04-05:00

Summer Reading 2023



Honors—5 people you meet in heaven, Mitch Albom

  Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

All others—Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck


Honors—Read the following work, then read one novel or play, not previously read, of your own choice.

  A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry

All others—A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry


A.P. English Language—In Our Time, Ernest Hemingway

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott […]

Summer Reading 20232023-05-30T09:44:13-05:00

Alex MacFarlane ’20 Accepted to West Point


According to the United States Military Academy, the West Point mission is “to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.” 

Meet the newest cadet: Brother Rice High School senior Alex MacFarlane (Class of 2020). 

From an early age, Alex was enamored with the United States military and its history, but while his aspirations to serve his […]

Alex MacFarlane ’20 Accepted to West Point2020-05-06T11:51:31-05:00


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