Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

5.00 (1 review)
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

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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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Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 303 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2021 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 Founded19031907
Campus Size1400 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment630 students300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1210* 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)
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Student : Teacher Ratio7:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2018
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$70 million$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Middle School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 6-8) $59,700; Upper School Domestic Boarding Student (Grades 9-12) $57,500 )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Middle School Day Student (Grades 6-8) $19,900; Upper School Day Student (Grades 9-12) $22,500)
Tuition international students$64,200$54,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$21,000
(A wide range of income levels qualifies for aid.)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineDec. 9 / Feb. 7 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT45%-
Acceptance Rate
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 Offered2018
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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1516
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


Total Extracurricular Organizations2023
ExtracurricularsClub 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 - 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

  • 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)

Profile last updated: 01/25/2021

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