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


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

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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:

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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.


Rivermont Collegiate is proud to announce one of our seniors, Michal Porubcin, has been recognized as a 2015 Illinois State Scholar!

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, over 18,800 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

While the prestigious recognition does not include a monetary award, recipients are encouraged to cite the award on applications for college admission. The Rivermont community is extremely proud of Michal's accomplishments!

For additional information on Rivermont Collegiate
contact Jill Weitzel at (563) 359-1366 ext. 308 or
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Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities' only independent, non-sectarian, PS-12 college preparatory school, ranked #1 on Iowa's AP Index.



December 2, 2014 - Celebrate the joy of the season, Saturday, December 13th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm! The historic Bettendorf Mansion on Rivermont Collegiate's campus is beautifully decorated each year for the holidays. The Open House is an opportunity to view the breath-taking decor in all its splendor!

The Historic Joseph Bettendorf Mansion was built on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. The Mansion is a local landmark, featuring Italian marble, painted ceilings, and hand carved woodwork. Joseph W. Bettendorf, head of the Bettendorf Company, built his English manor style home in 1915 for his family and to entertain railroad magnates from the east. In 1973, St. Katharine's-St. Mark's School (now Rivermont Collegiate) purchased the Mansion. In 1984, the Bettendorf Mansion was recognized for its historical significance to the people of Iowa and was entered in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Bettendorf Mansion is located at 1821 Sunset Drive, directly off 18th Street behind K&K Hardware in Bettendorf. Drop in between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. for light refreshments and tours of this local gem! This event is open to the public and dress is casual.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jill Weitzel at 563-359-1366 Ext. 308 or email


The media is invited to join us in the classroom on Thursday, November 20, 2014 to see how are students are using 3D software and printing to learn about how to design buildings with the architectural integrity to withstand earthquakes.

The class will be held from 1:55 until 3:30 with a special presentation from 2:00 to approximately 2:20 by a structural engineer from Shive Hattery.

Students will be available to discuss their projects.

Students will be wearing blue on Thursday in support of diabetes awareness month and their classmates with the disease.

Rivermont Collegiate is located at 1821 Sunset Drive in Bettendorf. Parking is available on the right hand side as you enter the campus. Enter through the double doors of the mansion at the top of the circle drive.

For scheduling purposes if you plan to come, please contact Jill Weitzel at
563-359-1366 Ext. 308 or email at