Athletics at Rabun Gap

The purpose of the Athletic program at Rabun Gap is both educational and recreational with the ultimate goal being to develop social, emotional, and physical maturity in our athletes.  The interrelationship of 1) the individual, 2) the team, 3) the coach, and 4) the school is the foundation of not only a successful program but also a successful team.

The individual’s character is built on respect of him or herself and others, physical and emotional discipline, the ability to give 100% during practice and competition, and most importantly, the acceptance of defeat and victory with equal poise.  The team is built on commitment, cooperation, tolerance, and enthusiasm between the individual players.  The coach must be able to reach each individual on a personal level, pull them into a compatible and productive unit, and exemplify the expected standards of an athlete and a sportsman.  Rabun Gap, including its administration, faculty, student and parental body, is the support behind the individual, the team, and its coach.

The cohesiveness of the above four factors is the backbone of the Athletic program; therefore, win or lose, the goal of creating a positive and rewarding experience of personal growth is obtainable.

Athletic News

Carter ’16 (Mt. Airy, GA)

“Being involved in three sports (baseball, basketball, and football) at Rabun Gap, I have created friendships that will last a lifetime.  It has helped me learn to balance my studies under coaches who truly care about the man I will become in the future.”

Carolinas Athletic Association (CAA)

Rabun Gap Nacoochee School is a proud member of the Carolina Athletic Association (CAA).  The CAA consists of five independent schools in western North Carolina and Northeast Georgia.  It is comprised of three independent boarding schools, one independent day school, and one Christian day school.  Two of the three North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) classifications are represented (2A and 3A).  While varying in philosophy, type, and size, these schools come together on the playing fields to offer each other opportunities for interscholastic competition.  Member schools include:

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.