Brother Rice High School (Michigan)

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Brother Rice High School
Sactitas per Scientam
Latin: Holiness through Knowledge
Address
7101 Lahser Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, (Oakland County), 48301
 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
Information
TypePrivate, All-Boys
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Christian Brothers
Established1960
PresidentJohn Birney
PrincipalBr. Michael Segvich
Asst. PrincipalCarl Grosso
ChaplainFr. Richard Yost
Grades912
Enrollment690  (2009)
Color(s)Black and Orange         
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School League
Team nameWarriors
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper'Chieftain'
Yearbook'Quest'
Dean of FacultyTom Daniels
Admissions DirectorDavid Sofran
Athletic DirectorRegis Cavender
Website
 
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Brother Rice High School
Sactitas per Scientam
Latin: Holiness through Knowledge
Address
7101 Lahser Road
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, (Oakland County), 48301
 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
Information
TypePrivate, All-Boys
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Christian Brothers
Established1960
PresidentJohn Birney
PrincipalBr. Michael Segvich
Asst. PrincipalCarl Grosso
ChaplainFr. Richard Yost
Grades912
Enrollment690  (2009)
Color(s)Black and Orange         
Athletics conferenceCatholic High School League
Team nameWarriors
Accreditation(s)North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper'Chieftain'
Yearbook'Quest'
Dean of FacultyTom Daniels
Admissions DirectorDavid Sofran
Athletic DirectorRegis Cavender
Website

Brother Rice High School is a Roman Catholic all-boys non-residential college prep school with approximately 700 students located in Bloomfield Township, Michigan (Bloomfield Hills mailing address). Until 1993 its address was in neighboring Birmingham, Michigan's postal district. In 1993 the U.S. Postal Service rezoned their districts putting Brother Rice in Bloomfield Hills.

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's mission is to develop the body, mind and soul of its students and is regarded as one of the premier athletic programs in the state, having earned 54 state championships in 49 years in various sports. The Brother Rice Warriors won their first state skiing championship in the school's history in late February 2007, also becoming the first high school located in southeastern Michigan to bring home the gold. Less than two weeks later, the varsity swim team captured another swimming state title. In 2007, the Brother Rice lacrosse team won its 10th state championship in the last 12 years, giving Brother Rice its 49th state championship overall. In November, 2012, Brother Rice won the MHSAA Division 2 Championship. This was the first time their football program won back to back championships.

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 primary rival. Secondary rivals include St. Mary's Preparatory, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy (AKA "U of D Jesuit"), and De La Salle Collegiate High School. Their head football coach, Al Fracassa, is the all time wins leader in Michigan high school football history with 400 wins; he was named National High School Coach of the Year in 2005.[citation needed]

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.[2]

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Notes and references [edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "MEA forgoes appeal in Brother Rice case". Education Report. December 15, 2005.