Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School

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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
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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)
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
Summer Program OfferedYesYes


Endowment Size$70 million$17 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Middle School $57,962; Upper School $52,962)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Middle School $17,665; Upper School $19,941)
Tuition international students$58,262$47,500
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$21,000$22,730
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


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 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


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1514
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


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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