100% Admission to Four Year Colleges

Rivermont Collegiate’s classes of 2012-2017 five year admission
 to top-rated ** colleges and universities across the country:

American University D.C.

Augustana College IL

Baylor University TX Baylor Squared Medicine

Bowdoin College ME

Boston University MA

Brown University RI

CALTECH California Institute of Technology CA

Carleton College MN

Case Western Reserve University OH

Columbia University NY

Cornell University NY

Dartmouth College NH

Drexel University PA

Duke University NC

Emory University GA

Fordham University NY

Georgia Institute of Technology GA

Johns Hopkins University MD

Iowa State University IA

Knox College IL

Lake Forest College IL

Lewis & Clark College OR

Loyola University Chicago IL

Marquette University WI

New Jersey Institute of Technology NJ

New York University NY

Northwestern University IL

Oberlin College OH

Philadelphia University PA

Purdue University IN

Reed College OR

Rensselaer Institute of Technology NY

Rice University TX

Richmond University VA

Rochester Institute of Technology NY

Stanford University CA

Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ

The George Washington University D.C.

University of Alabama (EMSAP)

University of California, Berkeley/Davis/Irvine/San Diego

UCLA University of California, Los Angeles

University of Chicago IL

University of Connecticut CT

University of Iowa IA

University of Kansas KS

University of Maryland MD

University of Miami FL

University of Michigan– Ann Arbor MI

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities MN

University of Missouri-Kansas City MO

University of North Carolina, Pembroke NC

University of Notre Dame IN

University of Pennsylvania PA

University of Pittsburgh PA

University of Rochester NY

University of Virginia VA

University of Washington WA

University of Wisconsin-Madison WI

Vanderbilt University, TN

Washington and Jefferson College PA

Washington University in St. Louis MO

Yale University CT

** Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017


College CounselorsHeadmaster
Bonnie Campbell
C. Max Roach
MItzi Austin

Rivermont Collegiate is a co-educational, independent school that offers an exclusively college preparatory program. Its eight and one half acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Founded in 1884, the school is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement( NCA CASI), and the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). CEEB # 161105.

Rivermont Collegiate is a SEVP certified school and its Residence Hall houses male and female international students.

Rivermont is accredited by the State of Iowa.

The Program

As a classic preparatory school, Rivermont Collegiate offers its students a firm foundation in academics, as well as exposure to the fine arts, participation in athletics, and service to the community:

DiplomaHonors Diploma
English4Three additional credits and a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
Social Studies3
Foreign Language3
Computer Science2
Other Electives4
Physical Education2

All seniors complete the Senior Project, a 40-hour project (internship, career exploration, community service, etc.) and presentation in a field of interest. Juniors complete the Junior Service Project. Seniors are offered Educational Partner college classes at three local colleges/universities in both fall and spring terms.

Rivermont Collegiate offers a program of competitive athletics, life sports, clubs including Quad City Rowing, FTC Robotics, as well as Fine Arts and Performing Arts opportunities. Spanish instruction begins in PreSchool, French begins in the fourth grade, and Mandarin Chinese is offered in the Upper School. Other languages are offered via online instructional programs.

Non-Ranking School

As a small, independent school, rank does not give an accurate measure of performance; therefore, we do not report rank.

Academic Honors

A student named to the Headmaster’s List has earned a minimum grade point average of 3.85.

A student who earns Distinction has obtained a minimum grade point average of 3.5

A Merit student has earned a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

 National Merit Scholars

Rivermont Collegiate has graduated 12 National Merit Scholars, seven Finalists, three Semi-Finalists, and 20 National Merit Commended students over thirty-seven graduating classes.

SAT Scores

The average score for the Class of 2017

Critical Reasoning 690 Math 690 Total 1378

ACT Scores

The median score for the Classes of 2017

English 30 Math 30 Composite 30 Essay 08

Advanced Placement

Rivermont placed as the Top-ranked College Preparatory School in Iowa for every year of the Iowa AP Index (2005-2017) and achieved the highest AP Index score of all Iowa schools in ten of thirteen years (2005-2017).