As a Roman Catholic school, Rice Memorial High School exists to guide its students toward the realization of the God-given potential. Rice teaches students to recognize and develop their gifts by inspiring them to love learning, to serve others and to seek God through Jesus Christ and His church.

Currently, 391 students attend Rice, including 23 international students from 15 countries. The school boasts a 11:1 student/teacher ratio and offers an aggressive college preparatory curriculum. Historically, over ninety percent of graduating seniors are accepted and attend four-year colleges and universities.