Community Life


The Rabun Gap boarding community is tight-knit, and students are surrounded by supporting residential faculty. Seven residence halls serve as a home away from home for boarding students, who make up approximately 70 percent of Rabun Gap's student population. 

The boarding experience provides students with increasing responsibility for their personal, academic, and social lives under the nurturing guidance of Rabun Gap residential faculty. These uniquely dedicated adults live in dorms with students, supervising our residence halls and weekend activities. 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 aide students in developing effective study habits and social skills that will allow for meaningful relationships with adults and peers.

As a boarder, students are just steps away from the library, dining hall, and workout facilities.Complete with a lake, ropes course, rock climbing wall, and hiking trails, the Rabun Gap campus offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities. Boarding students also enjoy regular weekend trips to the theater, restaurants, shopping malls, sporting events, and cultural festivals.  Spending weekends on campus is a wonderful way for students to bond outside the classroom doors, and we encourage any and all students to participate.

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.