Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School

339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568-0305
Tel: (706)746-7720
Grades: 5 - 12 | 357 students
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Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a college preparatory day and boarding school located in the southeastern United States serving students in grades 5-12. Rabun Gap is fully accredited through SACS, SAIS, and NAIS.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School combines its strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people eager to learn and grow. Living our motto
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Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a college preparatory day and boarding school located in the southeastern United States serving students in grades 5-12. Rabun Gap is fully accredited through SACS, SAIS, and NAIS.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School combines its strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people eager to learn and grow. Living our motto
Located on a beautiful 1400 acre campus, centrally located within two hours from Asheville NC, Atlanta GA, and Greenville SC.
Rabun Gap students join together on our campus from across the United States and approximately 25 countries.
A great place to study and learn!
Seven residence halls serve as a home away from home for our boarding students, who make up approximately 50 percent of Rabun Gap's student population.  Residential life includes many planned weekend activities, and the halls have amenities such as computer rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, vending machines, and common areas.
The Rabun Gap dance program offers a well-rounded, creative and critical approach to dance giving each and every student a better sense of self-esteem, body awareness and an emotional connection to their life and surroundings.  Rabun Gap partners with with North Georgia Studio of the Performing Arts which offers classes in Dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, technique), Drama,
Now in its 13th year, the Rabun Gap Cirque program is highly acclaimed in the region and beyond for its artistic storytelling through drama and acrobatics.  Many of the sequences are choreographed by veteran student performers who are identified as leaders for each apparatus and skit.  The program brings artists, thespians, dancers, and athletes together in a single performance that
Rabun Gap's expansive campus includes a 27-acre athletic complex with athletic facilities rivaling those of many small colleges.
Rabun Gap coaches are experts in their sport, and act as both teachers and mentors.
Rabun Gap offers activities for students with all levels of experience and values each team member's contribution.
As a college preparatory school, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School offers an educational program designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in the liberal arts.
We offer a program that will both challenge and nurture each student.
We encourage natural curiosity, and by example we demonstrate that discovery and learning are lifelong pursuits.
Rabun Gap combines its strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people eager to learn and grow.
Living our motto, work, study and worship, our community nurtures and challenges students of diverse backgrounds as they prepare for college and a lifetime of service.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 12
Year Founded 1903

Student Body

Total Students 357 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 58%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 16 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses American Government, Art, Art History, Biology, Calculus A/B, Calculus B/C, Chemistry, English Lanuage, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, French Literature, Modern European History, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, United States History
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Polo shirt with logo and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 7 / Feb. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $42,890
Tuition Notes 2013-2014 Day student tuition is $16,320 (Middle School) and $17,330 (Upper School); boarding student tuition is $42,890; international student fee is an additional $5,300.
% on Financial Aid 70%
Average Financial Aid Grant $17,000
Acceptance Rate 77%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director DaRel Christiansen
Admissions Associate Sherry Richardson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bigger Faster Strong, Cirque, Community Service, Dance, Drama, Environmental Stewardship Program, Orchestra, Outdoor Club, Stage Craft, Vocal ensemble Cirque, Dance, Drama, Orchestra, Outdoor Club, Stage Craft, Vocal ensemble, Bigger Faster Strong,
Community Service,
Environmental Stewardship Program,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trimont Christian Academy (14.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trimont Christian Academy (14.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Trimont Christian Academy (14.5 miles away)
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    16.2 miles
    1950 Lakeside Dr
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    17.7 miles
    PO Box 10
    Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
    (706)754-0400
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    20.8 miles
    Po Box 770
    Hiawassee, GA 30546
    (706)896-9208
    20.8KG-11
    27
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