Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School

Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School Photo #1 - 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 is one of the top private boarding and day schools in the United States.With students and faculty from more than 50 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.
  • We`re home to a loving community of faculty and 600 students from around the world.
  • We develop leaders and global citizens who are inspired and prepared to take on the challenges of college and life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationOther
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1903
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students600 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 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$5,590
Tuition NotesLower School Day Student (Grades PreK-5) $9,470Middle School Day Student (Grades 6-8) $19,100Upper School Day Student (Grades 9-12)  $21,600Middle School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 6-8) $59,700Upper School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 9-12) $55,900Middle and Upper School International Boarding Student $62,600
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$17,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDaRel Christiansen
Admissions AssociateSherry Richardson


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Mountain BikingSoccer,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Cirque, Community Service, Dance, Drama, Environmental Stewardship Program, Orchestra, Outdoor Club, Stage Craft, Vocal ensemble

School Notes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your classmates will come from across town and around the world. We`re one of the most globally diverse schools in the United States, with students coming from 50 different countries!

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