Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
Tel: 706-746-7720
  • 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 Worship, our community nurtures and challenges students of diverse backgrounds as they prepare for college and a lifetime of service.

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  • University of Central Arkansas
    The love is Rabun Gap is unreal, the connection you feel to each person is one you don't find everywhere. I loved the fact that I ate dinner with my teachers, went on trips with. . .

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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding) 7-12 9-12
Grades Offered (Day) Pre-K-12 11-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD) Yes Yes
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Non-denominational
Year Founded 1903 1910
Campus Size 1400 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 460 students 298 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Average SAT Score 1691 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 380 - 690 -
Average ACT score 25 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Khaki pants/skirt and polo)
Casual
Average Class Size 13 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
62%
70%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes

Finances

Endowment Size $70 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,440
(Middle School $55,440; Upper School $50,440)
$51,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,360
(Middle School $17,150; Upper School $19,360)
$28,200
Tuition international students $55,740 $47,400
% Students on Financial Aid
75%
35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $21,000 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No

Admission

Application Deadline Dec. 9 / rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 45% -
Acceptance Rate
69%
57%
Director of AdmissionsDaRel Christiansen
Associate Director of AdmissionsSherry Richardson

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 20 16
CoursesArt, Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, French Language, French Literature, Modern European History, Physics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered 14 14
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations 37 23
ExtracurricularsAnimation Club, Chorus, Cirque, Community Service Club, Dance Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Environment Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French Club, French National Honor Society, Gap Players, Gap Singers, Honor, Jane Austen Society, Jazz Club, Literary magazine, Livestock Show Program, Math Club, Model UN, Music Technology, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Outdoor Club, Peer Tutoring,

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 2013 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Emory University 8
Georgia Tech 8
University of Washington 7
Wofford College 7
University of Georgia 6
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 6
Agnes Scott College 5
Georgia Southern University 5
Presybeterian College 5
Davidson College 4

School Notes

  • Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School has a wonderful history of providing boarding and day students with an educational experience of the highest quality at an affordable cost. The school is located on 1,400 spacious acres in Rabun Gap, nestled in the mountains of northeast Georgia, offering beautiful seasonal weather, a variety of performing arts and outdoor activities, along with a safe and secure campus environment for both day and boarding students.
  • We have continued to enhance our facilities and programs to meet the current needs of our students; The 47,000 sq. ft. Arts and Technology Building, a more spacious library, superior athletic fields, and a separate middle school annex are just a few examples of the significant additions to the campus during recent years. Rabun Gap opened the 2013-2014 school year with an enrollment of 405 students.
  • LD types supported: mild learning differences
  • School accreditations: Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
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