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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.

  • Ranked #1 Best High School for STEM in Iowa and top 8% nationally by Niche
  • Ranked #1 on the top 50 list of Iowa accredited public and nonpublic high schools on the Iowa AP (Advanced Placement) Index in 2019
  • Ranked among the top 10% Best College Prep Private High Schools in America 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%*)
  • Over 97% of students (3rd-8th Grade) scored proficient or advanced proficient on 2016-18 Iowa Assessments
  • Small class sizes and nurturing, family-like environment
  • Community service emphasized at every grade level
  • 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 Western Illinois University to offer 12th-Grade students college courses for full college credit on their campus
  • Robotics program spans 8 grade levels – competitive, award-winning teams
  • Over 50 extracurricular activities, beginning in Kindergarten
  • Athletic agreement with local public high school 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, Congo, Afghanistan, Dominica, South Korea, and China

*National Center for Education Statistics, 2013