Rabun-gap Nacoochee School

Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #1 - Rabun Gap offers activities for students with all levels of experience and values each team member's contribution.
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #2 - 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
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #3 - Located on a beautiful 1400 acre campus, centrally located within two hours from Asheville NC, Atlanta GA, and Greenville SC.
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #4 - Rabun Gap students join together on our campus from across the United States and approximately 25 countries.
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #5 - A great place to study and learn!
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #6 - 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.
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #7 - 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,
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #8 - 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 Nacoochee School Photo #9 - Rabun Gap's expansive campus includes a 27-acre athletic complex with athletic facilities rivaling those of many small colleges.
Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Photo #10 - Rabun Gap coaches are experts in their sport, and act as both teachers and mentors.
  • 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.

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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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Year Founded1903
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students411 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Rabun-gap Nacoochee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAmerican 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 score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo shirt with logo and khaki pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 7 / Feb. 8 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$42,890
Tuition Notes2013-2014 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
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDaRel Christiansen
Admissions AssociateSherry Richardson


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


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
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