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Why Rivermont?

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. As a parent, you have the opportunity to choose a school with a mission that is right for your family, resulting in an education that prepares your child for success in college and beyond. We understand the importance of asking the right questions and learning as much as possible before making a decision. We encourage you to visit our campus and experience for yourself why being a member of the Rivermont Family is such a unique and rewarding experience. Below are just a few of our highlights.

  • 100% of graduates are accepted to 4-year colleges and universities
  • #1 ranked college prep school on the 2014 Iowa AP Index
  • Average scores on STEM-related  2014 AP Exams exceeded 4.5 (on a 5.0 scale)
  • Class of 2014 averaged over $280,000 in merit scholarship offers each and 5 college and university acceptances each
  • 90% of 2009-2013 graduates have graduated or will graduate college in 4 years (national average to receive bachelor's in 4 years: 38.6%*)
  • Over 97% of students (3rd-8thGrade) scored proficient or advanced proficient on 2013-14 Iowa Assessments
  • Small class sizes and nurturing, family-like environment
  • Community service emphasized at every grade level
  • Interactive technology suite in every classroom
  • Foreign language taught at every grade level, beginning in PreSchool
  • Individualized college counseling beginning in Middle School
  • Diverse course catalog of Honors and AP courses and virtually unlimited elective opportunities
  • Partnered with Augustana College, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University to offer 12th Grade students college courses for full college credit on their campuses
  • Robotics program spans 8 grade levels - competitive, award-winning teams
  • Over 50 extracurricular activities, beginning in Kindergarten
  • Participation for at least 1 season on a school-sponsored athletic team is a graduation requirement - over 60% of students participate in athletics beyond that requirement
  • Cooperative athletic agreement with local public high school ensures students have access to entire spectrum of athletic opportunities
  • Participation in 2 drama or music performances is a graduation requirement - over 70% of students choose to participate in performing arts beyond that requirement
  • More than 20 annual events expose students to the arts - visiting artists, community art events, ballet, theatre, and symphony field trips
  • Students from 19 zip codes across the greater Quad Cities

*National Center for Education Statistics, 2013