Rivermont students come from across the nation, and abroad, and we value the diversity that they bring. Our goal is to admit students who will thrive in our challenging environment and take full advantage of our academic and extracurricular opportunities. 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.

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    Rivermont students come from across the nation, and abroad, and we value the diversity that they bring. Our goal is to admit students who will thrive in our challenging environment and take full advantage of our academic and extracurricular opportunities. 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.

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      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 Midwest.

      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.

      Top-ranked College Preparatory School in Iowa for every year of the Iowa AP Index (2005-2017)

      100% of graduates are accepted to 4-year colleges and universities

      Why Rivermont?

      • Ranked #1 Private High School in Iowa and #1 High School for STEM 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
      • On average, Rivermont graduates are admitted to 6 colleges & universities
      • Small class sizes and nurturing, family-like environment
      • Individualized college counseling

      The Rivermont Campus

      The first building you notice when entering our campus is the historic Bettendorf Mansion. Built in 1915 by Joseph W. Bettendorf, the Mansion houses the school’s adminisrative offices and classrooms. Next to the Mansion sits the old carriage house which serves as residence hall for our boarding students. The recently renovated building has 17 student beds, 9 of which are single rooms, a student lounge, art classroom, and 2 faculty apartments. Our 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.

      Photo of the Bettendorf Mansion

      The historic Bettendorf Mansion.

      Photo of the historic Carriage House

      The renovated Carriage House.

      Photo of a double dorm room.

      Double dorm room.

      Photo of the students commons in residence hall

      First floor student commons.

      About the Quad Cities

      • The Quad Cities straddles the Mississippi River (the largest river in the United States) and includes Bettendorf and Davenport on the Iowa side, and Moline and Rock Island on the Illinois side.
      • Rivermont Collegiate is 10 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport and only 3 hours from Chicago
      • 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, indoor and outdoor concerts, and much more!

      US Map pointing to Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, Iowa

      About the Quad Cities

      US Map pointing to Rivermont Collegiate in Bettendorf, Iowa
      Close of John Deere Tractor
      Davenport Skybridge Photo
      Modern Woodmen Park photo
      • The Quad Cities straddles the Mississippi River (the largest river in the United States) and includes Bettendorf and Davenport on the Iowa side, and Moline and Rock Island on the Illinois side.
      • Rivermont Collegiate is 10 minutes from the Quad Cities International Airport and only 3 hours from Chicago
      • 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, indoor and outdoor concerts, and much more!