“I love teaching in and being a part of this global Village! Where else can you see students from around the world casually interacting with elementary and middle grades throughout the day.”

Dr. Blanchard Onanga – English, French, AP English, World Culture

Residential Life

Rivermont students come from across the country and around the world, including China, Congo, DRC, France, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Our students enjoy free time together, socializing with friends and faculty, and weekend excursions, including shopping at the mall, seeing a movie or having dinner out on the town. Each month a “large” trip is scheduled. Examples include a day trip to Chicago, boating on the Mississippi River, museum visits, and more.

We accept applications for national and international boarding students entering grades 8-12 year-round.

Rivermont Collegiate has two residence halls on its campus. The girls’ dorms are on the upper floors of the Carriage House. The building has 17 beds, two dorm parent apartments, a student commons area, a pottery studio, and an art classroom. The boys’ dorms are on the upper floors of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) center. There are 12 beds and two more dorm parent apartments in the 30,000-plus square foot facility. It also has a student commons, laundry room, meeting space, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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Residential Student Tuition

Tuition Room & Board
8th-12th Grade
$68,000

Additional Fees-Residential Students

  • Books: Prices fluctuate, but families should expect to spend from $100 to $400. (Students/parents are responsible for acquiring their textbooks. Books may be purchased or rented from any source – new or used. The costs provided are estimates only.)
  • Chicago O’Hare Airport: $250 (Depending on availability.)
    (Picking up from or dropping off at O’Hare International airport in Chicago. There are no fees for students arriving or departing from the Quad Cities International Airport-MLI)
  • Insurance: Family Responsibility
  • Flights: Family Responsibility

The Campus

The centerpiece of the 8.57 acre Rivermont Collegiate campus in the historic Bettendorf mansion. The 28-room 21,000 square feet home was completed in 1915 and sits on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. To the east of the mansion sits Becherer Hall. Completed in 1999, the building houses Rivermont’s Early and Lower School programs along with the auditorium, cafeteria, and gymnasium. Read more about the school’s history.

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The Carriage House

Rivermont Collegiate has two residence halls on its campus. The girls’ dorms are on the upper floors of the Carriage House. The building has 17 beds, two dorm parent apartments, a student commons area, a pottery studio, and an art classroom. The boys’ dorms are on the upper floors of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) center. There are 12 beds and two more dorm parent apartments in the 30,000-plus square foot facility. It also has a student commons, laundry room, meeting space, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

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The STEAM Building and Student Commons

Take a Virtual Tour

Get a feel for our campus before visiting in person. Click on a building to take a self-guided tour.

Explore the Mansion

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Explore the Carriage House

The Carriage House at Rivermont Collegiate

Explore Becherer Hall

Becherer Hall at Rivermont Collegiate

Explore the STEAM Building

STEAM building at Rivermont Collegiate

Living in the Quad Cities

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  • Rivermont Collegiate is 20 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport and only 3 hours from Chicago
  • The School overlooks the Mississippi River (the largest river in the United States)
  • The Quad Cities region is one of the safest areas to live in all of the United States
  • Entertainment in the Quad Cities includes shopping centers, movie theaters, professional sports, museums, farmers’ markets, and much more!

The  Weather

  • Summers are long, warm, humid, and wet
  • Winters are cold, snowy, and windy
  • Partly cloudy year round
  • Over the course of the year, the temperature varies from 16°F (-9°C) to 85°F (29°C) and is rarely below -4°F (-20°C) or above 93°F (34°C)
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