April 14, 2016, Bettendorf, Iowa - Congratulations to Rivermont juniors Benjamin Nordick and Emilia Porubcin. They have met the high Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test score requirements to enter the 2017 National Merit...

Bettendorf, IA, April 8, 2016 - Rivermont Collegiate has been recognized as a 2016 Best School in America by Niche, the largest website for researching K-12 schools. According to Niche, Rivermont Collegiate ranks #1 Private High School in Iowa.

Bettendorf, IA- February 17, 2016 – Rivermont Collegiate Juniors, Manasa Pagadala and Emilia Porubcin, received word recently that their entries to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have earned “Gold Key” recognition on the regional...

Rivermont Collegiate is hosting a Technology Fair on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.. The Fair is open to all Public, Private, and Home School students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade in the Quad Cities area. Students may partic...

On Saturday, January 16th, Rivermont Collegiate team Dumpsters Divers competed at the State Robotics Competition on the campus of Iowa State University. Rivermont was represented well, our team walked away with the 1st place award and Lego trophy...

Rivermont Collegiate is proud to announce that Senior Thomas Rodgers has been named a 2016-17 Illinois State Scholar based on a combination of his six semester grade point average, standardized test scores, and state of residence. Congratulations Tom!

Located in Bettendorf, Iowa, Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for Preschool through 12th Grade. Visit www.rivermontcollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366.

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November 11, 2015, Bettendorf, IA - After an extensive international search, Rivermont Collegiate's Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Max Roach as the school's Headmaster, beginning in June 2016. Mr. Roach is an experienced leader and has extensive experience working with independent schools like Rivermont and we believe he has the skills in academic leadership and a track record of success in building enrollment and fundraising that we need in the coming years.

With an administrative career spanning from the elementary through high school levels, Mr. Roach is well suited to lead our PreK-12th grade programs. He is an experienced teacher and understands that all members of an independent school faculty must take on various roles. As an academic administrator, Mr. Roach has been involved in curriculum and program development and faculty development. Mr. Roach's academic passion is Japanese history and the samurai sword's iconography. While his teaching of Japanese martial arts (aikido and iaido) is quite serious, his passion for ukulele and Frisbee reveal his relaxed and approachable nature.

Mr. Roach says, "I am thrilled and humbled to join the Rivermont Collegiate community. I was deeply impressed by the quality of the school's faculty and students. In addition to the programmatic distinctions,the school's culture is one of genuine warmth and palpable commitment to excellence. The charm of the Quad Cities cemented our commitment to join the Rivermont Collegiate community. My wife Alethea and I look forward to serving the school while watching our children grow up among its outstanding students."

Prior to being appointed Headmaster of Rivermont Collegiate, Mr. Roach held various positions at a number of independent schools including Jackson Hole Community School (WY), the Darlington School (GA) and his high school alma mater, Wasatch Academy (UT).

Mr. Roach earned a B.A. from Westminster College (Utah) in education, an ESL teaching endorsement, and Master of Educational management and innovation. In addition, Mr. Roach is a Vanderbilt Peabody Fellow of Independent School Leadership.

Until June of 2016, Mr. Curtis Fee will continue to serve as Interim Headmaster.

The Board of Trustees is grateful to Melissa Sears and members of the search committee for their great work in developing and cultivating a talented pool of applicants from which we were able to select Max Roach as Rivermont's Headmaster.

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade. For more information visit: www.RivermontCollegiate.org

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November 3, 2015, - Congratulations to the following students who have made the Rivermont Collegiate 1st Quarter 2015-16 Honor Roll!


Middle School (Grades 6-8)


High Honors (All grades B+ or higher or B or higher for courses designated as High School level or advanced track math)

Rohan Abernathy-Wee                 

Asha Alla

Harris Ciaccio

Annika Didelot

Nayana Gowda

Jacob Hansen

Gunner Johnson

Sofia Hunner Rojas

Karin McDonald

Dwira Nandini

Nandini Reddy

Grace Sampson

Ava Satterfield

Peyton Seberg

Anna Senjem

Genevieve Strasser

Shannyn Vogler

Keval Wagher

Claire Westphal

Ella Zillmer


Honors (All grades B- or higher or C+ or higher for courses designated as High School level or advanced track math)

Riley Bicknese

Nicholas Jennings

Angela Jones

Susan Longstaff

Jozef Porubcin

Madeline Schulz


Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Headmaster's List (GPA 3.85 - 4.00)

Chris YiKang Dong

Clayton Douglas

Faith Douglas

Jessica Elliott

Benjamin Nordick

Manasa Pagadala

Emilia Porubcin

Alexander Skillin


Distinction (GPA 3.5 - 3.84)

Spencer Brown                         

Anastasia Eganova

Maram El-Geneidy

Christian Elliott

Kenton Fee

Shivani Ganesh

Andrew Laufenberg

Hannah Laufenberg

Jacob Olson

Thomas Rodgers

Jack Westphal


Merit (GPA 3.00 - 3.49)

Evan Didelot

Jacob Engelke

Aditya Gohain

Allyson Lewis

Brittany McDonald

Bhavana Purighalla

Joseph Rodgers

Lauren Schroeder

Elias Sheumaker

Nikhil Wagher



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Congratulations to Nikhil Wagher and Hannah Laufenberg who took 1st place in their age group for their 3D 3R sculpture titled, Refunction, Dysfunction! They created a prosthetic arm holding hands with a real arm to exhibit the importance and growing advances in prosthetics that help people who have lost limb function in their daily lives. They repurposed over 20 different materials including items such as copper sheeting, cardboard, aluminum cans, old keys and hair curlers.

Congratulations to Laylon Baucom! His team's sculpture titled, Not Half Bad, took 1st place in their age group for their 3D 3R sculpture. Not Half Bad was created using items such as milk cartons, egg cartons, soda bottles, toothbrushes, and junk food adds. Students juxtaposed the positive impacts of a healthy lifestyle and the negative impacts of an unhealthy lifestyle.

Students had 2 hours to create a sculpture out of repurposed, recycled, re-useable materials following the theme "Technology for Health". This event took place at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday, October 17th and was organized by Global Awareness Citizens.

All of the students' sculptures will be on exhibit at Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd Street, Suite 102 & 104, Davenport, Iowa 52801 at the Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio.

Great collaborative efforts and fun at the Figge!

Visit www.RivermontCollegiate.org

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The press is invited to attend as Rivermont celebrates the Middle Ages on Monday, September 14th

Chris Szymanski, a former Navy Seal and member of Team USA for the Medieval Battle World Championship in 2013, will be here on Monday, September 14th, along with his wife Toni, who recently completed her doctorate in gifted education at UI and has been appointed to Western Kentucky University's faculty. They will share their love of history, honor, and making international friends.

An Elizabeth I costume along with various 14th-century reproduction items of clothing will be on display and students will have the opportunity to try on various pieces of armor.
Mr. Szymanski, who travels the world competing in medieval battle competitions, (They were in Russia this summer.) is planning to demonstrate a real medieval battle.

Presentation are scheduled in various PE classes during the day, the schedule is a follows:


It promises to be an exciting day!

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