Ridge Creek School

830 Hidden Lake Road,
Dahlonega, GA, 30533
Tel: (706)864-4730
Grades: 8 - 12 | 150 students
Licensed by the Department of Human Services in Georgia, Ridge Creek School is a therapeutic boarding school combining a healthy living environment in the Georgia Mountains with solid academic preparation and group and individual counseling.
Students at Ridge Creek School are often working through Oppositional Defiant Disorder, though the staff at Ridge Creek School is skilled in providing personal attention for every student's needs.
Adjunct therapeutic services address many clinical issues, including self-destructive, compulsive, and addictive behaviors.
Each student progresses through a sequential therapeutic program at Ridge Creek School, ensuring personal development and progress in a caring environment.
Over the weekends, Ridge Creek School students embark on experiential learning outings, often rock climbing, camping, and mountaineering.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Georgia Accrediting Commission
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Other school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 8 - 12
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences

Student Body

Total Students 150 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Ridge Creek School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,800
Tuition Notes Unfortunately, family problems do not respect economic cycles. They come regardless of our financial ability to deal with them. At Ridge Creek School, we understand this painful reality. This is the reason that we have created a truly unique and effective


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • Ridge Creek School utilizes an individualized approach to allow for intensive study for remediation as well as enrichment. We are fully accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), SAIS (Southern Association of Independent Schools), and GAC (Georgia Accrediting Commission). We are accredited as a "traditional college preparatory school", as opposed to a special needs or alternative schools. Ridge Creek School students have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma. 100% of our high school graduates are accepted into a college. The combination of personalized study, integrated curriculum, and academic support provides our students with a solid academic foundation for the rest of their lives. The RCS Learning Center is staffed with qualified special education staff. Students with learning differences who complete the RCS program gain increased academic self-confidence, and a more positive self-image.
  • Profile last updated: 09/01/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Eckerd Academy Of The Blue Ridge (6.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Eckerd Academy Of The Blue Ridge (6.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is War Hill Christian Academy (11.3 miles away)
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  • Suches Eckerd Academy Of The Blue Ridge
    Alternative School (Christian)
    4970 Camp Rd
    Suches , GA , 30572
    Alternative School (Christian)
    6.8  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  5-12
  • Dawsonville Bay Creek Christian Academy
    291 Williamson Rd
    Dawsonville , GA , 30534
    8.9  mi  |  2  students  |  Gr.  6
  • Dawsonville
    War Hill Christian Academy
    8847 Highway 53 E
    Dawsonville , GA , 30534
    11.3  mi  |  56  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Morganton Mountain Area Christian Academy
    14090 Old Highway 76
    Morganton , GA , 30560
    16.6  mi  |  117  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Dawsonville Dawson Christian Academy
    77 Hugh Stowers Rd
    Dawsonville , GA , 30534
    17.3  mi  |  67  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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