“Great pedagogy lives at the intersection of our student’s lives and the content we teach. Rivermont’s small class sizes allow teachers to tailor our subject to the specific abilities and interests of our students. I have taught Psychology and Documentary Film here, and no two terms are ever the same because I have the autonomy to adjust my curriculum so that it speaks to the specific individuals in my classroom. Teacher passion inspires student engagement.”

Collin Lawrence – A.P. Psychology, Documentary Film, Assistant Head of School

Why Rivermont – Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. As a parent, you can choose a school with a mission that aligns with 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 deciding. We encourage you to visit our campus and see why being a member of the Rivermont Family is such a unique and rewarding experience.

Highlights of the Rivermont experience

  • Ranked #1 on the top 50 list of Iowa accredited public and nonpublic high schools on the Iowa AP (Advanced Placement) Index
  • Ranked among the top 5% Best College Prep Private High Schools in America and #1 in Iowa by Niche
  • Graduated 12 National Merit Scholars, seven Finalists, three Semi-Finalists, and 20 National Merit Commended students over thirty-seven graduating classes
  • 100% of graduates are accepted to 4-year colleges and universities
  • On average, Rivermont graduates are admitted to 6 colleges & universities and receive over $178,900 in merit-based scholarship offers 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%*)
  • Small class sizes and nurturing, family-like environment
  • Community service emphasized at every grade level
  • World languages beginning in Pre-Kindergarten
  • Individualized college counseling beginning in Middle School
  • Senior Seminar promotes productive transition out of high school and into college
  • Diverse course catalog of Honors and AP courses and virtually unlimited elective opportunities
  • Over 35 extracurricular activities, beginning in Kindergarten
  • Athletic agreement with local public high schools ensures students have access to the entire spectrum of athletic opportunities
  • 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
  • Students from around the globe, including Vietnam, Morocco, Jamaica, Japan, Serbia, Mexico, France, Congo, Afghanistan, Dominica, South Korea, China, Germany, and Chile

*National Center for Education Statistics, 2013

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