339 Nacoochee Drive
Rabun Gap, GA 30568
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.Boarding program for grades 7-12
630 day and boarding students in three divisions 75% of students receive financial aid 100% college acceptance

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 630 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $57,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,500
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 9 / Feb. 7 / rolling

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Class of 2015
5.00
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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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 309 schools) for:

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
9-12
Grades Offered (Day)
Pre-K-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1903
1907
Campus Size
1400 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
630 students
300 students
% Students of Color
25%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
67%
70%
Average SAT Score
1210
* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)
970 - 1330
-
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
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$70 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,500
(Middle School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 6-8) $59,700; Upper School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 9-12) $57,500 )
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$22,500
(Middle School Day Student (Grades 6-8) $19,900; Upper School Day Student (Grades 9-12) $22,500)
$33,250
Tuition international students
$64,200
$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
75%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$21,000
(A wide range of income levels qualifies for aid.)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 9 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Yes
Yes
Average Percentile SSAT
45%
-
Acceptance Rate
48%
58%
Director of Admissions
DaRel Christiansen
Associate Director of Admissions
Sherry Richardson

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
20
17
Courses
Art, 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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
20
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admission Ambassador, Community Service Club, Culinary Club, Diversity Club, Dorm Prefects, French Club, GSA, Spanish Club, Student Cultural Organization, Student Government, Thespian Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Cirque, Dance Club, Language Clubs and Honors Societies, Prayer Group, Theater, Wind Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural 5 vs. 5 Soccer

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

  • 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-Kind Opportunities: Rabun Gap students have opportunities that are unrivaled in the region, including performing arts and cirque and more than 20 competitive Eagles athletic teams.
  • 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.
  • LD types supported: mild learning differences
  • Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School accreditations: Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Students: 630 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $57,500
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $22,500
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 9 / Feb. 7 / rolling

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