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Frequently Asked Questions

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q How can I possibly afford to send my child to private school?

    Rabun Gap offers financial aid and scholarships to over 75% of our student body. We encourage all families to apply as some only need a little help while others need considerable assistance to bridge the gap between tuition and what they can afford. 
  • Q How much homework should I expect per night?

    Most nights, you can expect about two to four hours of homework each evening. 
  • Q What do you mean you have school on Saturday!  

    We have school three Saturday’s throughout the year.  During these half ­day “Community Days” we immerse the whole campus in various activities designed to engage students in learning. 
  • Q What is the best way to connect with parents to arrange car pools and purchase used uniforms and textbooks?

    You can connect through our GAP Parent Connection.  We will also provide you with upcoming dates of used uniform and book sales. 
  • Q Does Rabun Gap offer bus transportation?  If so, how much does it cost and where is pick-up and drop-off?

    Yes!  Rabun Gap recognizes that accessible and affordable transportation is an important part of the Rabun Gap experience.  Each school year, we offer round-trip bus service to the following three communities, provided at least one family requests the service.  The bus fee is $750.00 a year, per student.

    Bus Routes with possible stops:
    • Franklin - Franklin, Otto
    • Highlands - Bryson's Grocery, Highlands/Cashiers Hospital
    • Clarkesville - Downtown Clarkesville, Hollywood, Tallulah Falls
    • Clayton - Ingles
    Important considerations:
    • Exact pick­up and drop-­off locations with times will be determined by community need and will be announced in the summer.
    • Express interest in this service using the online registration forms sent to you from the Admission Office each summer.
    • Participants are billed over eight months.
  • Q What is the purpose of Tutorials?

    Teachers use tutorials to help young learners gain extra confidence and ability in a subject of difficulty.  We also utilize this time to support our athletes that travel for games.  This is a great time to make up lessons or finish work early. 
  • Q What do you do in Advisory groups?

    Our advisory program serves to connect the student with their whole understanding of self.  We assign small groups of students to upper school faculty members.  This advisor is the primary school contact for parents.  For students, the advisor is the personal connection to and support for their entire Rabun Gap experience.  Advisory groups meet weekly and tackle issues such as identity, connectivity with others, diversity and inclusion, as well as many other core areas of personal growth for upper school students. 
  • Q What sports do you offer?

    FallWinterSpring
    Football boys
    Soccer boys JV/V
    Volleyball girls JV/V
    Tennis girls V
    Cross Country co-ed

    Basketball boys JV/V
    Basketball girls JV/V
    Wrestling boys V
    Swimming co-ed


    Baseball boys JV/V
    Tennis boys V
    Softball girls V
    Soccer girls JV/V
    Track co-ed
    Golf co-ed

    An after school activity is required for all upper school students. There are a variety of activities available outside of sports. 
  • Q What after school activities are offered outside of the sports program?

    A variety of activities are offered each of three seasons.  You may participate in a different activity each season, but must be engaged in a sport or activity after school.  Below is a list of activities that are commonly offered.

    Fine ArtsOther
    Dance
    Technical Theater
    Theater
    Music
    Cirque
    Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP)
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM)
    Yoga
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.