When Andrew Ritchie founded Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in 1903, his main aspiration was to offer an exceptional educational experience to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. Today, we remain committed to this central pillar of our mission.
Our admissions and financial aid staff works with families to make a Rabun Gap education a reality for their child. Each family’s situation is different, and there are many different levels of financial aid awarded. We also offer interest-free, monthly payment plans.
All students receive some level of support in our commitment to affordability because the school’s endowment provides resources to keep tuition lower than many of our peer schools.
Unlike most independent schools, the majority of our students (75%) receive need-based financial aid and merit scholarships. This commitment creates a community of students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, one of Rabun Gap’s unique assets. We value diversity in all forms and offer your child an opportunity to grow and learn in a community reflective of their future.