Hodgson History & Alumni

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  • The story of Hodgson Hall

    is the story of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School.
Hodgson Hall is one of the oldest and most iconic buildings on the campus of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. The school's main academic building represents the successful merger of Rabun Gap Industrial School and the Nacoochee Institute to create Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. 

The first school building at Rabun Gap Industrial School was lost to fire in 1926. That same year, the Nacoochee Institute, located about 35 miles away from the Rabun Gap campus, also suffered a massive loss of their building due to fire. As both school boards began to contemplate raising funds to rebuild, the idea of merging the two schools arose. However, they needed a building. 

The cornerstone for the new school building was laid on November 12, 1927. Work was steady and swift, and the School was able to open for classes in the fall of 1928.

Hodgson Hall Through the Years

Alumni & Hodgson Hall

Since the building opened for classes in 1928, Hodgson Hall has been the main hub for academics at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. Every year the graduating class takes a photo on the front steps of Hodgson Hall.

Hodgson Hall has been a part of the Rabun Gap experience for nine generations of alumni. The renovation and restoration of this iconic building will ensure Hodgson Hall remains for generations of Rabun Gap students to come. 
Alumni have a special opportunity to give to Hodgson Hall!

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Why We Give

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.