Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School prepares young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service. In our beautiful mountain environment, we inspire students to grow in character, intellect, and spirit. We value educational accessibility and foster a community of learners whose diversity is honored and reflects the world.

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  • From the Mountains of Appalachia

    To Around the World.
Since 1903, we have been following the lead of founder Andrew Jackson Ritchie to provide access to high-quality education, regardless of a family’s financial means. Our mission is unique - and sets us apart from all other private schools. It allows us to build a community unlike any other, full of students from various cultural and economic backgrounds.

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  • Our Historic Pillars

    Work, Study, Worship
    These historic pillars have guided our students for decades. Work, Study, Worship is the philosophy behind everything we do at Rabun Gap. 


“Lead the Way” challenges the Rabun Gap community to achieve its highest standards in all things. “Lead the Way” is about pursuing one's personal best in achievement and character, and also, it is about being a member of a community that actively supports and encourages the same pursuit for others.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.