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.
  • 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 
2017 School Data
Rabun Gap-NacoocheeBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)7-129-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)YesYes
Religious AffiliationPresbyterianNon-denominational
Year Founded19031910
Campus Size1400 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment460 students300 students
% Students of Color
25%
20%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
66%
Average SAT Score1691* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)380 - 690-
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 Offered2016
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
62%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Endowment Size$70 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$50,440
(Middle School $55,440; Upper School $50,440)
$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$19,360
(Middle School $17,150; Upper School $19,360)
$28,270
Tuition international students$55,740$47,000
% Students on Financial Aid
75%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$21,000$22,410
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineDec. 9 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT45%-
Acceptance Rate
69%
57%
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 Offered2016
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 Offered1414
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations3723
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 - 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

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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