Boarding

Are you ready for more?

More community. More independence. More experiences. More friendships. 

The boarding experience at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School prepares students for life in college and beyond. Our boarding students are right in the center of the action - steps away from the library, athletic fields, dining hall, and workout facilities. They also have access to our amazing outdoor facilities including Indian Lake, a climbing tower, ropes course, and hiking trails. Boarding students also enjoy regular weekend trips to the theater, restaurants, shopping malls, sporting events, and cultural festivals. There's never a dull moment for our boarding students! 

Read more about why boarding school is a great choice! 

Around 80 percent of Upper School students are a part of the boarding program. Our boarding community is very unique because we're home to students from more than 50 countries. Boarding students have the opportunity to connect with roommates from across the globe. 


Our Residential Faculty 
Faculty members at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School all serve in the dorms. Students will have a one-on-one connection with their teachers and dorm parents. Our residential faculty members are there to nurture and guide boarding students through their personal, academic, and social lives. They become extended family, opening their doors and sharing their families, their pets, and their hearts with Rabun Gap boarding students. Great care is taken to aid students in developing effective study habits and social skills that will allow for meaningful relationships with adults and peers.

A Day in the Life

Our boarding students' schedules vary based on activities and class schedules, but this is a glimpse of a typical "Day in the Life"

8:00 AM // Breakfast in the dining hall

8:45 - 10:00 AM // Class

10:00 - 10:45 AM // All-School Chapel or Convocation

10:45 - 2:00 PM // Class

2:00 - 3:00 PM // Tutorials for extra help with faculty

4:00 PM // Afternoon activty or athletics 

6:00 - 7:30 PM // Dinner

7:30 - 9 PM // Study Hall 

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Our Dorms

Our historic and modern dormitories provide a home away from home for our boarding community. 
  • Common areas with televisions, games, and study space
  • Study rooms 
  • Spacious bathrooms 
  • Welcoming patios and porches
  • Laundry 
  • Two-person rooms with desks
  • Microwaves and common kitchen
  • Residential faculty live on site 
Check out our virtual dorm tours to walk through two of dorms. 

Yehao "Dennis" '18 (China)

"As a first year boarding student, I really enjoy my life here. It's great fun to live with students who have different cultures or hobbies.”
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12, located in Rabun Gap, GA. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we combine our strong academic program, mountain setting, and Presbyterian heritage to inspire young people who are eager to learn and grow.


Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School does not discriminate regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, creed, or national origin.