On Monday, May 4th, Rivermont Collegiate students competed amongst 700 students from 110 schools across Iowa in the state's National History Day contest in Des Moines. State competition champions are invited to compete in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland June 14-18, 2015.

The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest will comprise nearly 3,000 students from the United States, Guam, America Samoa, Department of Defense Schools in Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea and South Asia for scholarships and prizes.

We are exceptionally proud to announce that Rivermont students will be representing the state of Iowa at the national competition. Among those recognized include :

·         Manasa Pagadala (10th Grade), Shivani Ganesh (10th Grade), Emilia Porubcin (10th Grade), Kenton Fee (9th Grade), Hema Chimpidi (10th Grade)

National Competition Qualifier

Division: Senior

Category: Group Performance (topic: Women's Suffrage)

  • Lauren Schroeder (8th Grade)
    National Competition Qualifier
    Division: Junior
    Category: Individual Documentary (topic: Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

·         Anastasia Eganova (11th Grade)

National Competition Alternate, Women's History Award

Division: Senior

Category: Individual Paper (topic: Mother Jones)

Rivermont students worked tirelessly on their projects and presentations and we could not be more proud and excited for this exceptional opportunity. Good luck to our National Qualifiers as they prepare for the competition in June.

For more information about The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, visit: www.nhd.org

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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Congratulations to Rivermont  juniors Christian Elliott and Alexander Skillin who have met the high PSAT score requirements to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Based on the October 2014 Preliminary SAT/NSMQT Test taken by about 1.5 million juniors, these two Rivermont students are among the 50,000 highest scoring test takers recognized as National Merit Scholarship participants. In the fall of 2015 about 16,000 students will be named Semifinalists from this pool of high scoring students and will proceed to the Finalist competition.

Best of luck to both of you in the next round, Alex and Christian!

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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We are excited to share that 5 Rivermont students placed in the 2015 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Art Contest
sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The competition was fierce with 529 entries from across Iowa.


Michal Porubcin: First Place, Grade Group 10-12 (12th Grader)

Alexander Xiao: Third Place, Grade Group 4-6 (6th Grader)

Eve Strasser: Honorable Mention, Grade Group 4-6 (7th Grader)

Angela Jones: Honorable Mention, Grade Group 4-6 (6th Grader)

Sarah McVey: Honorable Mention, Grade Group 4-6 (6th Grader)

More information about the contest:  http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/2014jdspbrochuresdffinal-small.pdf

Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade.
For more information visit www.rivermontcollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366.

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April 1, 2015 - Rivermont was the only high school and one of only two middle schools to represent the Quad Cities at the Iowa State Science and Technology Fair in Ames on Thursday, March 27 and Friday March 28.  The competition was fierce with over 700 participants from across the state. Presenting their projects during the competition culminated a long journey of hard work, research, imagination and steadfast support of faculty, staff, parents and fellow students.

While congratulations are in order for every Rivermont student who participated in the Science Fair, these students excelled, capturing the following awards:

Upper School:  

9th grade  

Nikhil Wagher  

  • Awards: ASM Materials Education Foundation Special Award
  • 1st place - Category of Engineering
  • Selected as Student Observer for the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA (Top three freshman overall)
10th Grade

Maram El-Geneidy 

  • Awards: 3rd place - Category of Medicine & Heath Science

Manasa Pagadala

  • Awards: Champion Overall (2nd place project from overall categories)
  • Selected to represent Iowa in the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1st place - Category of Energy and Transportation
  • $5000 Scholarship from Iowa Energy Center
  • $2000 Scholarship from Iowa Biotechnology Association


Middle School:

6th grade

Angela Jones

  • Awards: 1st place - Category of Chemistry
  • Overall Middle School Champion - Category of Chemistry
  • Qualifier in the Broadcom MASTERS (top 10% of Junior High projects)

Kadin Shaheen

  • Awards: Special Award in Excellence
  • 1st place - Category of Energy and Transportation?
  • Qualifier in the Broadcom MASTERS (top 10% of Junior High projects)

Sean Dougherty

  • Awards: 2nd place - Category of Energy and Transportation

Rohan Abernathy-Wee

  • Awards: 1st place - Earth Science and Astronomy
  • Qualifier in the Broadcom MASTERS (top 10% of Junior High projects)

Sarah McVey

  • Awards: 3rd place - Medicine and Health Science

Ava Satterfield

  • Awards: Honorable Mention - Category of Environmental Science

Alexander Xiao

  • Awards: Honorable Mention - Category of Environmental Science
Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only Private College Prep School for PreSchool through 12th Grade.
For more information visit www.rivermontcollegiate.org or call 563-359-1366.
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March 31, 2015 - Congratulations to the following students who have made the Rivermont Collegiate 3rd Quarter 2014-15 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  

Elizabeth Decker  

Annika Didelot  

Sean Dougherty  

Jessica Elliott  

Aislinn Geedey

Jacob Hansen

Emad Haque

Sofia Hunner Rojas

Mary Aisling McDowell

Sarah McVey

Nandini Reddy

Grace Sampson

Ava Satterfield

Lauren Schroeder

Peyton Seberg

Anna Senjem

Kadin Shaheen

Genevieve Strasser

Jack Westphal

Claire Westphal

Alexander Xiao


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


Christopher Cumberbatch

Michael Cumberbatch

Evan Didelot

Jaden Fee

Chirag Gowda

Angela Jones

Allyson Lewis

Dwira Nandini

Jozef Porubcin

Davis Priest



Upper School (Grades 9-12)


Headmaster's List (GPA 3.85 - 4.00)


Adam Dada

Clayton Douglas               

Faith Douglas    

Anastasia Eganova

Maram El-Geneidy

Tejasvi Kotte

Hayley Moran

Benjamin Nordick

Manasa Pagadala

Emilia Porubcin

Michal Porubcin

Suhas Seshadri

Alexander Skillin

Loring Telleen


Distinction (GPA 3.5 - 3.84)


Spencer Brown

Hema Chimpidi

Christian Elliott

Kenton Fee

Shivani Ganesh

Aditya Gohain

Carly Gott 

Ryan Howell

Andrew Laufenberg

Molly Lewis

Thomas Rodgers

Nikhil Wagher

Pavel Yashurkin


Merit (GPA 3.00 - 3.49)


Jacob Engelke   

Jesus Fuentes

Brittany McDonald

Nathan McVey

Bhavana Purighalla

Nadezhda Sinutkina

Gwyneth Vollman


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Summer at Rivermont is now accepting registrations! Enrichment courses are open to the entire Quad City community. Over 70 week-long courses are offered beginning June 15 for preschool through 12th grade. Students have the option of attending morning, afternoon, or the entire day.  

Rivermont's fabulous course selection is available 7 weeks of the summer. Join us for 1 class or register for the entire summer. Summer Exploration (PreSchool - Junior Kindergarten) are structured so campers are challenged to think like scientists, artists, writers, and mathematicians through a variety of learning experiences. Summer Discovery (Kindergarten - 3rd Grade) provides unique, hands-on experiences for young campers to keep their minds engaged in reading, writing, reasoning, questioning, mathematic processing, and scientific thinking. Summer Academy (4th-12th Grade) have a strong academic focus and challenges older campers with progressive activities in science, technology, math, art and sports.  

New this year, Rivermont is offering Private Music Lessons including: flute, clarinet, piano, saxophone, and cello. In addition, again this year Rivermont has partnered with River Music Experience (RME) Rock Camp USA. Don't delay - courses are filling up fast! 


Courses will be held on the Rivermont campus, located directly off 18th Street behind K&K Hardware in Bettendorf. The entire catalog may be viewed online at www.RivermontCollegiate.org.


For questions about classes and registration, call Rivermont Collegiate at 563-359-1366.


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March 2-6, 2015 is International Week at Rivermont Collegiate. It is an annual observance and a time when students, faculty and families celebrate the international diversity of the Rivermont Community!

The week culminates with our International Food Festival organized by the Rivermont Collegiate Parents' Council.


The press is invited to attend:

Date: March 6, 2015

Time: 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Location: Becherer Hall on the Rivermont Campus (1821 Sunset Drive in Bettendorf)




Celebrity Chef - Nassr Muhammad from Nally's Kitchen will be cooking up wonderful international cuisine. Some of the countries represented will be; Colombia, Brazil, Jordan, Nigeria, Mexico, Ecuador, and Senegal.


Taste international dishes provided by Rivermont families!


Enjoy beautiful and colorful artists' performances from different countries.

Download the flyer http://www.rivermontcollegiate.org/media/254455/International-food-flyer-2015.pdf

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February 12, 2015 - Congratulations to Michal Porubcin, senior at Rivermont Collegiate, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Michal Porubcin, son of Dr. Michal and Chae Hee Porubcin of Coal Valley, IL is a National Merit Finalist in the 2014 Scholarship Competition.

The National Merit Scholarship Program named 15,000 finalists from over 1.5 million students who took the qualifying PSAT exam in October of 2013.

"The selection of some 18,000 Merit Scholarship winners from this group is now in progress" and will be announced in March.

Rivermont Collegiate is the only Private College Prep School in the Quad Cities for PreSchool through 12th grade.

Visit our website for more information: www.rivermontcollegiate.org

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A journalist/writer/activist, a professional baseball player, a Zulu King, a professional soccer player, a martial arts actor, a Nobel Prize winner, a war general and US president, a singer/songwriter, and a journalist and women's rights activist, - all come to life on stage at Rivermont! (See project list below.)


7th Grade Living Biographies


  • Asha Alla (Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochran) - Journalist/Writer/Activist)
  • Harrison Brown (Derek Jeter - Professional Baseball Player (former Yankees))
  • Christopher Cumberbatch (Shaka Zulu - Zulu King and Conqueror)
  • Chirag Gowda (Lionel Messi - Professional Soccer Player (FC Barcelona and Argentina national team))
  • Jacob Hansen (Bruce Lee - Martial Arts Instructor/Creator and Actor)
  • Dwira Nandini (Malala Yousafzai - Nobel Prize Winner/Activist)
  • Jozef Porubcin (Ulysses S. Grant - War General and US President)
  • Davis Priest (Barbra Streisand - Singer, Songwriter, Actress)
  • Grace Sampson (Barbara Walters - Journalist and Women's Rights Activist)
  • Anna Senjem (Margaret Thatcher - First Woman Prime Minister)
  • Genevieve Strasser (Susan Butcher - Iditarod Competitor/Victor (second woman to win first place))

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The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation has awarded a capital grant in the amount of $25,000 to Rivermont Collegiate for masonry preservation, maintenance, and repairs to the historic Joseph Bettendorf Mansion. The grant will be used to begin essential repairs to exterior bricks, mortar, and joints on the 100-year old structure.

Built in 1815, the Bettendorf Mansion is one of only two remaining structures within the city of Bettendorf listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is of significant historical value to the entire community and region.

Rivermont Collegiate moved to the Bettendorf estate from the original campus in Davenport in 1973. The Mansion houses the Middle and Upper school classrooms, a science lab, a computer lab, and administrative offices. The Bettendorf Mansion also hosts numerous weddings and community events throughout the year.