Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is one of the top private boarding and day schools in the United States. With students and faculty from more than 56 countries and 15 states, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School brings culture and community to the mountains of Northeast Georgia, Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, Rabun Gap is the ideal setting for young learners to thrive. 630 day and boarding students in three divisions
75% of students receive financial aid  100% college acceptance

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 642 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,500
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 7 / Feb. 8 / rolling

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Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
642 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
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, Studio Art, United States History
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Polo shirt with logo and khaki pants)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 7 / Feb. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Lower School Day Student (Grades PreK-5) $9,950Middle School Day Student (Grades 6-8) $19,900Upper School Day Student (Grades 9-12) $22,500Middle School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 6-8) $59,700Upper School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 9-12) $57,500Middle & Upper School International Boarding Student (Grades 6-12) $64,200
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
DaRel Christiansen
Admissions Associate
Sherry Richardson
Endowment Size
$70 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admissions Ambassadors, Book Club, Christian Fellowship, Community Service, Cuilnary Club, Diversity United, Dorm Prefects, Environmental Stewardship Program, French Club, Global Awareness Panel, Intramural Sports, Language Clubs, Outdoor Club, Spanish Club, Student Government Association, Thespian Society, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Cirque, Dance, Drama, Orchestra, Technical Theater, Vocal ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting

School Notes

  • Rural Mountain Campus: Our 1,400-acre campus is nestled in the Appalachians with stunning mountain views. There`s plenty of room to explore and expand with our on-campus lake, climbing tower, cross country trails, and more.
  • Engaged Learning: At Rabun Gap, learning extends beyond the classroom walls. Across all three divisions, our teachers engage students in thoughtful exploration across our 1,400 acre campus. Hike the Appalachian Trail, build a drone in STEAM class, travel across the world, launch rockets.
  • One-of-a-Kind Opportunities: Rabun Gap students have opportunities that are unrivaled in the region, including performing arts and cirque and more than 20 competitive Eagles athletic teams.
  • Global Community: Your classmates will come from across town and around the world. We`re one of the most globally diverse schools in the United States.
  • Nurturing Boarding Program: Boarding students at Rabun Gap have the unique opportunity to live on campus with their new extended family and experience dorm life before college. Our residential faculty are there for each student and develop one-on-one connections.
  • Affordability: We`re committed to making a Rabun Gap education a reality for families regardless of income - it`s what sets us apart from other independent schools. More than 75% of students receive financial assistance.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 642 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,500
  • Acceptance rate: 77%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 7 / Feb. 8 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $11,025 for elementary schools and $11,936 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Georgia is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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