Our Commitment to Affordability

We seek motivated, high-achieving, talented students with character and promise — and then we partner with parents to make a Rabun Gap education accessible. Whether through providing financial aid at the Upper and Middle Schools, or keeping tuition rates affordable at the Lower School, we remain committed to our mission to serve students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

Tuition Rates 2023-2024

Program Tuition Cost 
PreK3 (Half-Day) $6,950
Lower School (Grades PreK-5) $11,100
Middle School Day (Grades 6-8) $21,550
Middle School Boarding (Grades 7-8) $63,350
Upper School Day (Grades 9-12) $24,350
Upper School Boarding (Grades 9-12) $60,950
International Boarding (Grades 7-12) $69,500

* Tuition includes instruction, most school trips and class experiences, daily lunch, and school yearbook. For boarding students, tuition includes room and board, all meals, international medical insurance, and most weekend and student life activities/trips.  

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  • Additional Costs

    School uniforms, books (grade 6-12), breakfast and dinner for day students, school supplies, SAT/ACT/AP testing fees, and medical expenses are not included in tuition. Upper School students are expected to provide their own laptop. 

    Boarding families pay for all flights and transportation to get their students to campus - Rabun Gap provides a one-way airport shuttle on travel dates for $55. There is also a SEVIS fee for international students needing an F1 visa. Contact the Admission Office for a comprehensive list. 

    Other optional costs include bus service for day students, afternoon enrichment programming, travel study/school break trips, varsity sport gear packages, and personal spending money.
  • Bus Service & Enrichment Program Fees

    Local Bus Service: Rabun Gap offers optional local bus service for day students with morning, afternoon, and evening routes. The cost for a seat on a local bus route is $1,070 for the year and $8 each way. 

    Lower School Aftercare: Our aftercare program for grade K-5 provides supervision and enrichment until 6 PM. Cost for the program is $25 per week. 

    RabunGap+: Afternoon enrichment programming through Rabun Gap+ is an extra fee.
  • Payment Plans

    We understand private and boarding school is a major investment. We offer interest-free, monthly payment plans through our Blackbaud Tuition Management portal. For information about payment plans, contact Molly Foster at mfoster@rabungap.org.

What's Next?

Did you know 75% of Upper and Middle School students receive financial aid? Learn more about how to make a Rabun Gap education affordable for your family!
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.