Brother Rice High School (Michigan)

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Brother Rice High School
7101 Lahser Road


United States
Coordinates42°32′9″N 83°15′47″W / 42.53583°N 83.26306°W / 42.53583; -83.26306Coordinates: 42°32′9″N 83°15′47″W / 42.53583°N 83.26306°W / 42.53583; -83.26306
TypePrivate, All-Boys
MottoSanctitas per Scientam
(Latin: Holiness through Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Christian Brothers
PresidentTom Reidy
PrincipalEdward Okuniewski
ChaplainRichard Yost
Enrollment590 (2016)
Color(s)Black and Orange         
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School League
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]

Brother Rice High School is a Roman Catholic all-boys non-residential college prep school with approximately 590 students located in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States in Metro Detroit.[2] The school shares a campus with the all-girls Marian High School, Saint Regis Parish and the K-8 Saint Regis School.


Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, Brother Rice was founded by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1960 and named after their founder Edmund Ignatius Rice.

The school was the site of a labor battle in 2003 and 2004 when a group of teachers attempted to unionize. However, a state court ruled that state labor and union boards have no jurisdiction over private religious schools.[3]


The Brother Rice Warriors are also known for their tradition of excellence in athletics having won 72 state championships since their first title, the 1974 basketball championship. The lacrosse team has won the state title 24 times including the last 15 straight years and was the 2008 Inside Lacrosse National Champion.[4]

The Warriors are members of the Michigan High School Athletic Association and compete in the Detroit Catholic League with Detroit Catholic Central High School as their respected arch rival.


The debate team has won 14 state championships and placed first in the world in the 2007 United Nations Foundation and International Debate Education Association (IDEA) Global Debates.[5]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ "Bloomfield Township Street Map." (Archive) Bloomfield Township, Oakland County. Retrieved on July 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "MEA forgoes appeal in Brother Rice case". Education Report. December 15, 2005. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2013-08-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-07-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b c "50-in-50: Top 50 boys basketball players in Oakland County over the past 50 years - THE COMPLETE LIST WITH PHOTO GALLERY". MIPrepZone. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Renk's Interview With Candidate For the U.S. Senate, John James". WCBK. Retrieved May 5, 2018.

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