Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: 706-746-7720
339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
  • 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.
  • We are committed to access. Rabun Gap offers Financial Aid to 75% of our students.

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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 
2017 School Data
Rabun Gap-NacoocheeBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-126-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-124-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationPresbyterianNon-denominational
Year Founded19031910
Campus Size1400 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment600 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
68%
Average SAT Score1691* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)970 - 1330-
Average ACT score25*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants/skirt and polo)
Casual
Average Class Size13 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2017
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$70 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$52,962
(Middle School $57,962; Upper School $52,962)
$52,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,941
(Middle School $17,665; Upper School $19,941)
$28,400
Tuition international students$58,262$47,425
% Students on Financial Aid
75%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$21,000$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineDec. 9 / Feb. 7 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT45%-
Acceptance Rate
69%
55%
Director of AdmissionsDaRel Christiansen
Associate Director of AdmissionsSherry Richardson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2017
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 Offered1514
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3723
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Animation Club, Community Service Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, Environment Club, French Club, French National Honor Society, Honor, Jane Austen Society, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Philosophy Club, Photograpghy Club, School Newspaper, Senior Class Officers, Spanish Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Government, Thespian Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Cirque, Gap Players, Gap Singers, Jazz Club, Music Technology, Orchestra, Theater, Wind Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Livestock Show Program, Outdoor Club, Weightlifting Clu

College Matriculation

Year: 2009 - 201310 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Emory University8
Georgia Tech8
University of Washington7
Wofford College7
University of Georgia6
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill6
Agnes Scott College5
Georgia Southern University5
Presybeterian College5
Davidson College4
Link to Matriculation Data

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. 
  • 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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