Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School

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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 661 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,500
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1903

Student Body

Total Students
661 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
20 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 SAT score
1220
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Polo shirt with logo and khaki pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Early Learning (PreK3) $6,300Lower School Day Student (Grades PreK-5) $10,500Middle School Day Student (Grades 6-8) $20,700Upper School Day Student (Grades 9-12) $23,400Middle School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 6-8) $61,500Upper School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 9-12) $59,200Middle & Upper School International Boarding Student (Grades 6-12) $66,800
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$17,000
Acceptance Rate
48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
DaRel Christiansen
Admissions Associate
Sherry Richardson
Endowment Size
$70 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
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-KindOpportunities:Rabun Gap students have opportunities that are unrivaled in the region, including performingarts and cirqueand more than 20 competitiveEagles athleticteams.
  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School cost?
Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School's tuition is approximately $57,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School?
The acceptance rate of Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School is 48%, which is lower than the national average of 80%. Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Georgia with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School offer?
Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.
What is Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School's ranking?
Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School?
The application deadline for Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School is Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 661 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $57,500
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $11,863 for elementary schools and $12,531 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Georgia is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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