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Rivermont Collegiate

Private | PK-12 | 200 students

We help students develop intellect, character & creativity!
 
 

 
 

Living in Bettendorf

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $148,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $730.

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Posted July 12, 2012

I have been going to Rivermont for, what, going on 12 years, and Im going to be a sophomore next year! I have been at Rivermont as long as possible. Every year is more fun and educational that the last! It is practically my home. The teachers are the nicest and brightest out there, and the students, don't even get me started. My group of friends, might as well be my family. I feel so loved! So for a child to come in to such an environment, well, its just incredible. Students make every one, and anyone, fit right in! Plus, the academics are great! Most classes are one year ahead of other schools! It may be challenging, but its worth it. I've seen our graduates go to places like Yale and Harvard, they can be accepted into almost any collage they want, which makes me feel good, because I know I will be able to succeed in almost anything I wan to with this education! As I say "Best school in town, friendliest kids around! ;)"


Posted September 17, 2009

Rivermont Collegiate is a school where there are no spectators, only participants! Rivermont helps students develop intellect, character, and creativity. The teachers are dedicated, caring, and work on developing the whole child. The parents are involved and supportive. The students love school and strive to exceed all expectations. Rivermont is truly a school in which all other schools should try to emulate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

Rivermont is a great school. My two children graduated from there and have excelled in their freshman year at college due to the great preparation they recieved at Rivermont. No one falls thru the cracks, every student is an individual and teachers know each student well and teach to their learning styles. Intellectual activity is COOL at RVMT!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

This is - in my opinion - the best high school in the quad city area for these reasons: -many ap courses offered - #1 on the iowa ap index -challenging curriculum - I have been pushed in every area since I've started attending rivermont -I feel well prepared for college, and have amazing standardized test scores thanks to the time I've spent at rivermont. -I've had the opportunity to participate in varsity basketball, and cross country, an option I might not have had at a public school. Great school, great classes, great faculty!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2008

Our daughter has been going to Rivermont since she was in pre-school. She is now in 8th grade, and we would not be their if the school was not fantastic! The students are encouraged to meet or exceed their potential. The parents are treated with respect and are encourged to be a part of the school. Though we pay for the public schools with our taxes, we would never consider sending our daughter to a public school. Rivermont students all score very high on the Iowa Basic Skills test. It is important to know that the teachers do not teach to the test, they just teach the students very well and this shows on all the tests. Rivermont is a school that is worth spending the money on because it will prepare your child for college. That is something that I can not say about the other schools in the area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

I've been a student here sine kindergarden. It is absolutely amazing. Many people say that going to a public school, at least for high school, is better because then the student will have an easier time adjusting to large classes in college. This is not the case. No matter what school a student goes to, the jump to college will be big. So if a student can't be prepared for the large size, why not be prepared for the rigorous academics? Rivermont can, and does do that. I absolutely love going to Rivermont. Through the small class sizes, there are a lot of opportunities available. For example, I take chinese and I am the only chinese student at a Quad City high school. Rivermont allowed, and encouraged me to take chinese despite the fact that I would be the only student. Rivermont is a definite yes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2008

At Rivermont, students inspire your creativity, parents trust your expertise, colleagues support your craft, and administration encourages your professional growth. Therefore, I am able to confidently teach individuals, not just classes.
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Posted January 29, 2008

My children have attended Rivermont for several years. Smaller class sizes and a dedicated teaching staff make it possible for the children to be treated as individuals and reach their full potential. There is no 'one size fits all' at Rivermont.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

Great school! Lots of things to learn. Small school. Good kids. You could get into alot of nice colleges......
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 58% 81%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 2%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black 3% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Yale University
California Institute of Tech
University of Pennsylvania
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 1st Place Science Fair Winners (2012)
  • State History Day Competition Winners (2012)
  • State Math Competition (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Rachel Chamberlain
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • All girls
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Internships
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Gardening
  • Girl scouts
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • Rivermont Collegiate is a private, nonsectarian, independent, multicultural, college preparatory school for students in preschool - 12th grade, offering a nurturing, caring and safe environment where students develop intellect, character, and creativity. Located in Bettendorf, Iowa, Rivermont has students that come from many Quad City area communities. Rivermont Collegiate prepares students who are grounded in the basics, yet able to think analytically and creatively.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$3000 - $13000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Yale University
California Institute of Tech
University of Pennsylvania
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
4 year college - 100%
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1821 Sunset Dr
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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Phone: (563) 359-1366

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