Collage of student photos

International Students

Welcome to our International Student admission page! Rivermont Collegiate is a co-educational, independent school offering an exclusively college preparatory program. Its eight and one-half acre campus is located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River in Bettendorf, Iowa. Founded in 1884, Rivermont is the only 2-year-old through 12th Grade college preparatory school in the Quad Cities region of the Midwestern United States.

Our high school focuses on preparing students with the critical thinking, problem solving, and writing skills necessary for success in college and the global job market. Upper School curriculum provides an increasing degree of choice and challenge as students progress. A broad base of knowledge in English, history, science, math, foreign language, and the arts is combined with a wide variety of honors, independent study, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

#1 Ranked College Preparatory School in Iowa for every year of the Iowa AP Index
100% Admission to ‘Best-Fit’ 4-Year Colleges & Universities
Ranked #1 Best Private High School in Iowa and Best High School for STEM in Iowa

Carriage House Residence Hall

Rivermont Collegiate currently has one residence hall, called the “Carriage House.” The building has 17 student beds, 9 of which are single rooms, a student lounge, art classroom, and 2 faculty apartments. Just steps from our main campus, boarding students enjoy free time in the lounge or on the patio, socializing with friends and faculty. Weekends include shopping, movie, and restaurant trips, as well as a “large” trip once a month. Examples include a day trip to Chicago, boating on the Mississippi River, museum visits, and much more.

carriage house exterior

Carriage House Residence Hall

bettendorf mansion and becherer hall on the Rivermont campus
double dorm room in residence hall

Top: Bettendorf Mansion and Becherer Hall
Bottom: Dorm room in the Carriage House Residence Hall

Living in the Quad Cities

  • 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!
Collage of John Deere Pavilion, the Skybridge, and Modern Woodmen Park

Left to right: John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois, Skybridge in Davenport, Iowa, and Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa
Photos courtesy Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce