Academic Excellence and Intellectual Growth

“I taught in public schools where the experience is impersonal, and students aren’t there to learn. I had to go somewhere else. Culture: It matters. I assume that students function on a higher level than they sometimes do, but I find that students rise to the challenge in most cases. When they struggle, our connected community rallies to support them.”

Dr. Scott Wellnitz – Upper School Science

Imagine a learning experience where Intellect, Character, and Creativity are interwoven to challenge every student. Imagine specialized faculty introducing foreign language, science, art, and music beginning in Preschool. Imagine connecting students around the world to share ideas. Now imagine college counseling beginning in Middle School, ensuring each graduate has their pick of competitive colleges and universities across the U.S. Welcome to Rivermont!

Rivermont continues a 140-year tradition as the Quad Cities’ only PS through 12th-grade private college preparatory school. Small class sizes, rigorous curricula, and a nurturing environment are hallmarks of the Rivermont Experience – and the results speak for themselves. Recognized as the #1 ranked school on the Iowa AP Index, 100% of Rivermont graduates are accepted to 4-year colleges and universities. On average, Rivermont seniors apply to over six colleges and universities each. Rivermont Collegiate has graduated 12 National Merit Scholars, seven Finalists, three Semi-Finalists, and 20 National Merit Commended students over thirty-seven graduating classes.