June Beale is the Assistant Head of School for Student Life and Dean of Students at Rabun Gap. She has been a long time faculty member and an essential part of the school.
Athletic and arts awards were presented to Fall season participants on November 14.
Students and faculty at Rabun Gap are doing important research into preserving pollinators.
The Rabun Gap Middle School Instrumental Ensemble traveled over to Toccoa Falls College to take part in the Toccoa Falls College Middle School Band Day.
Rev. Mary Demmler and Mr. Derek Demmler opened their home to the community for a Diwali celebration.
Quillen Martin '20 takes first place at the Spartan Slam
Our feature this week is Middle School student Alex Kagan '23.
Jacobo Saenz '21 and Max Geppert '19 honored for stellar 2018 season.
Rabun Gap held a special chapel on All Saints' Day to honor those from the community who have passed.
Our feature this Friday is Dr. Jacqueline Swaidan, middle school Humanities teacher.
Eighth grade takes a trip to Washington, DC for Extension Week.
During Extention Week, the seventh graders traveled to Chattanooga for some experiential learning.
With a cumulative record of 40-7-3, all three boys soccer teams had a lot to celebrate in 2018!
The muscial cast and crew packed the theater for the two-day performance.
Sixth graders enjoyed a week of local trips and fun activities while the seventh and eighth grades were out of town.
Our Friday Feature this week is Jon Barnwell '92 who is a local realtor and also serves as the alumni representative to Rabun Gap's Board of Trustees.
Middle Schoolers showed off their cirque skills at a showcase.
The first-year event was a fun new Homecoming tradition.
Jonas McCracken '93, alumnus and international businessman, shares about his experiences abroad and how those experiences have impacted his current success.
After a big win on October 19, the boys soccer team made the NCISAA Final Four for the first time in program history.
This week's feature highlights Woody Malot, Upper School science teacher and Director of the Environmental Stewardship Program.
Dr. Steven Arbitter '86 and Sgt. Sam Orwig recently visited with the kindergartners to give lessons on being community helpers.
Eagles soccer secures CAA Championship and is set to host NCISAA Quarterfinals this Friday, October 19.
The Middle School volleyball team finishes year as runner-up at tournament in North Carolina.
Ms. Lynda Ann Loring and Navid Mesrian '21 attend ASSIST celebration in Washington, D.C.
The Blackbox art exhibit "That Little Spark" promotes civility.
The "Boarder" Cup will be staying at Rabun Gap for another year!
Find out more about Rabun Gap junior RayJon Grayson '20
Tickets for "Pirates of Penzance" are available for purchase!
This week's Friday Feature is Ms. Agata Potter, Lower School Music Teacher.
Seventh graders head to outdoors to learn about conservation.
Coach Amani brings international expertise to the boys soccer program
Students heard from conservationists and artists on how art influences conservation work.
James Stewart '12, Rabun Gap alum and Fulbright Scholar recipient, shares about his experiences at Rabun Gap and what he's been up to since graduating.
Upper School math teacher marks her 1000th consecutive day of running.
Rabun Gap Trustee Bishop Wright discusses MLK's "Letter from Birmingham" with seniors.
Each player received a new Vicis Zero1 helmet, the top-rated helmet designed to reduce high-impact force.
Lower Schoolers learn English Country Dance from guest teachers.
It was a great weekend for Varsity Football, Varsity Soccer, and Varsity Volleyball.
Children's book writer Kristy Hamby inspires with her new book
Two representatives from each grade level were elected to the Student Leadership Council
Student singers performed
with 565 singers from 32 schools around Georgia.
Students enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival together with learning and moon cakes.
Dr. Gabriel Berges is our Friday Feature this week!
Thursday, September 20 was full of classroom transformations and out-of-the-box learning!
Students and faculty shared Yom Kippur dinner together.
The environmental science/field ecology class surveyed butterflies with local scientists.
The Community Service group spent time on Saturday, September 15 serving as judges at the Southeast British Car Festival.
Rabun Gap has been home away from home for a group of boarding students and faculty forced to evacuate from Hurricane Florence.
Friday Feature: Bella Wheeler ‘19
Upper Schoolers came together to celebrate and discuss the Honor Code during chapel.
First woman to break AT hiking record speaks to Rabun Gap students
Middle School talks honor in special 9/11 convocation
Seniors received ties, bracelets to commemorate their final year at Rabun Gap.
Playing in the sandbox will take on a whole new meaning for Middle School students.
Opening Academic Chapel 2018
The Middle School and Upper School chapels are now equipped with handmade prayer mats, thanks to Middle School Chaplain Reverend Mary Demmler.
The House Marathon is the kickoff event of the school year for the Middle School.
Students, faculty, and families joined together for fun Saturday
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School held its annual honey extraction was this past Monday, August 27. Students from all three divisions were able to make the trip up to one of the campus barns to participate in extracting honey from local hives.
The Piedmont College Camerata Piano Quintet visited Rabun Gap this past Friday to do an outreach concert and Q&A session with students and faculty.
All three divisions had a great start to the School's 116th academic year.
The 2018-2019 Prefects assembled for a three-day Leadership Retreat this past weekend, August 10-12. The group, made up of 33 seniors from around the world, participated in several various learning opportunities, as well as team building exercises, over the course of the weekend.
The Rabun Gap basketball coach spent part of the summer at America’s premier basketball camp
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will welcome four new faces to the Middle School.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will welcome four new faces to the Upper School in 2018-2019
Lower School student Jack Sumner ‘27 wins gold medal in the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa.
Ms. Neidle served as a teaching fellow for the Spoleto Study Abroad Program
One of Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School’s own is helping expand educational opportunities for preschoolers overseas and ministering to the people of Kenya.
Mr. Jordan Wright, 5th year math teacher at Rabun Gap, spent part of his summer attending the Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers.
The Studio at Rabun Gap and The Academy Athletics to offer cirque, martial arts, athletic classes to the public
Dr. Farr, Mr. Landis, and Ms. Aguirre spent a week with local mission teams sharing their educational expertise at Honduran schools.
Rising senior Jazmyn Pickstock is getting a jump start on college courses this summer.
Read the full article on Kyleigh's trip that was published in The Clayton Tribune on July 12, 2018
We're continuing our connection with Dribble Academy in India this summer.
Roberto Courtade '21 is giving back to his community this summer as a youth football coach.
Rabun Gap Middle School science and math teachers Johnathan and Rachel BySura spent the month of June travelling 2,000 miles with their children to the Pacific Coast.
Rising sophomore Alex Mescher is completing an engineering internship with Duotech Services
The new building will feature seating for 475, providing a much larger dining space to accommodate Rabun Gap’s growing community.
Students earn honors and high honors for 2017-2018 final grades
Eagles alumni is first Rabun Gap grad to sign with the major leagues
The culinary camp will bring hundreds of students to campus this summer.
Coach Bryson will work with the Oakland Raiders during training camp next month.
Devyn Munroe ’19, Gai Kumamoto ’20, Harrison Shomaker ’18, and Justin Sanchez ’22, Jake Knowles ’20 were all selected by the Clayton Tribune for the 2018 All-Rabun County Baseball Team.
Many alumni returned to campus June 1-2 for a weekend of memories
The event marked the transition to Upper School for the eighth-grade class, and awards were given to students in grades 6-8.
Students in PreK-5th grade showcase talents in music, art, and Mandarin
Residents of Josephine Nyakundi’s hometown of Kenya will have access to books this summer thanks to the Rabun Gap sophomore’s on-campus book drive and the generosity of a local congregation.
Shaiq Walizada '19 shared his story with the Rabun Gap community.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School graduated one of its largest classes in school history during the 115th Commencement Weekend.
The Society recognizes outstanding scholarship
The Upper School Awards Ceremony was held Saturday, May 19
The Spring Season ended strong with two Eagles placing at the NCISAA 3A Track Championship meet: Rafal Szymanski ’19 finished 2
nd in the 300m hurdles at 39.53 and Jordan Webber ’19 finished 7 th in shot put with a 44’9” PR throw.
Rabun Gap Eagles who participated in the athletic program for all three seasons were awarded Saturday, May 19
Harrison Shomaker ‘18 has been selected to play in the Georgia/South Carolina All-Star game to be held at Hart County High School on June 7th at 7:00 PM. The event features top seniors from 14 high schools located along the Georgia/South Carolina border.
"I feel that success is not determined by fame or wealth, but by the positive impact and influences we have on others. In some cases we may have only one chance at this so it is important to make every interaction count." Mark Green.
The exhibit will be up through September 2018.
Upper School & Middle School students perform international melodies and folksongs at Spring Music Concert.
Originally from Somalia, Amir is excited to be at the diverse TCU campus.
An aspiring computer science major, Keah eventually wants to pursue a career in software development.
The Clayton, GA, native is one of many Rabun Gap seniors planning to attend Christian colleges and universities next year.
She will be immersed in STEM education at CMU's campus in Pittsburgh.
Members of the Class of 2018 reflected upon their years at Rabun Gap before a final farewell.
Spring awards were given out Monday, May 14, for JV and varsity teams competing in the spring season, including baseball, boys golf, girls soccer, softball, boys tennis, and track, as well as from the arts for the Black Box performances.
The classic Shakespearian comedy hit the Black Box stage on May 11-12
"An excellent teacher creates programming that targets the development of strong character and leadership abilities in addition to physical fitness skills." Darrin Pearson
Congratulations to our Middle School Tennis team for a perfect season, ending with an impressive 10-0 record! GO EAGLES!
Four Upper School students volunteered at the vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 5.
Seniors were awarded their honor cords before graduation. The full Upper School awards ceremony is scheduled for May 19.
"A beautifully unique aspect of Rabun Gap is the exposure students get to people from all over the world." Jesse Greener '08.
Bailey McBride '18 signed his National Letter of Intent on Tuesday, May 8.
Henrik Landis ’19 and Gracen Wiggins ’19 have been chosen as the winners of the Jack and Nancy Beaver Essay contest.
The Lower School students transformed their classroom into Candyland for a day full of science experiments.
Dr. Gober and Mr. Manuel Hazim shared their insights in the field of medicine with the Rabun Gap student body.
The Merge Cube combined with an app creates a hologram that allows students to explore different things hands-on.
Eagles football players Lucas Helmlinger ’18, Onni Soininen ’18, and Glenn Pearce ’18 will all continue their careers at the collegiate level.
"It is amazing to have so much information at our fingertips, but at the same time there is a world of distractions. Finding the balance is the challenge." Esteban Karplus
Lady Eagles star will be an asset for the Division III Hiram team
Mrs. Holly White has accepted the position of Assistant Head of the Middle School and will start serving on the Middle School administrative team next school year. Additionally, Ms. Sarah Flagstad has been named Assistant Director of Athletics, and Ms. Nina Brocavich has been named chair of the math department for next academic year.
Three sixth-graders used the Middle School Makerspace to created a solution for school supplies and locker customization.
May 1 was National College Decision Day.
The Studio at Rabun Gap and Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School's dance program produced this year's dance concert and recital.
All three divisions came together to learn about our watershed.
Nineteen Rabun Gap female students finalized their last session under the direction of Atlanta radio host and “Chief Empowerment Officer” Jennifer Keitt in Atlanta, GA.
Alex will play Division III tennis for the HSC Tigers
"I wanted to become a teacher in the 2nd grade. My teacher, Ms. Montrond, was amazing. She made learning fun and encouraged us to think and problem solve. While I fancied other careers as I grew up, I knew deep down that I would end up a teacher one day." Cory Heselton.
Experienced swim instructors emphasized water safety to our youngest students, teaching a variety of swimming skills including how to tread water, diving, and stroke work.
The group had a chance to workshop with resident artist
The undefeated Middle School Tennis team claimed the Tri-State championship Wednesday with a 5-0 win against Summit Charter.
"My class is representative of the diversity at Rabun Gap. My class is very diverse as far as race, skills, interests, and beliefs go. Despite our differences we are able to talk about controversial topics intellectually and free of conflict." Keah Gruduah '18
The full scholarship will allow Ortiz to spend a gap year at a British boarding school.
The Lower School held book parties in classrooms this month.
Students participate in community event to celebrate Earth Day Weekend.
Rabun Gap was nominated for three Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Upper School students showcased their year-long projects on Friday, April 20
"An excellent teacher builds positive relationships with students, shows flexibility and confidence day to day, has a mastery of content, yet isn’t afraid to learn alongside his or her students." MC Phillips.
The award is a full-ride scholarship to Hampden-Sydney College in VA.
With a 3-3 record at midpoint in the season, the young Varsity Softball team has had a good start on the year. With no seniors to lead the way, the starting lineup consists of only one junior and eight freshmen and sophomores.
Middle school softball hosted Fairview Middle School for the first time Tuesday night and the Lady Eagles did not disappoint. The Eagles dominated the game overall, winning 23-6 in 3 innings. The 2-3 Eagles host West Oak for a doubleheader on Saturday at 11:00 AM.
Daniel Domibrov '19 and Lisa Yang '19 were awarded after auditioning in Athens
Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. West 2nd grade classes are celebrating the accomplishments of famous Arab Americans.
The Inclusion Initiative Club core group traveled to Morganton, N.C. for the second year in a row for Inclusion and Diversity workshop.
Rabun Gap senior tennis player Sally Bloom has been named one of Northeast Georgia's most positive athletes by the Positive Athlete organization. Sally was the regional award winner for Northeast Georgia in girls tennis.
Dorian Provencher '18 and Jazmyn Pickstock '19 earned Audience Choice Award
At the half-point of the season, the Rabun Gap Middle School Tennis team has racked up an impressive 5-0 season, remaining undefeated against conference rival Summit Charter, as well as Banks County MS, and Brevard Academy.
"Don’t learn about the world through someone else’s eyes, including popular culture and the media...go see it for yourself and find your own truth." Paul Sperry.
New design studio integrates technology into all subject areas at the Middle School.
"I always felt comfortable at Rabun Gap. There are so many faculty and staff members that push you to your limits at Rabun Gap, purely because they believe so much in your capabilities." Carlye Reynolds '12.
Three Middle School performers earn spots in MADFest showcase on Friday, April 13
"I loved being a part of the swim team and qualifying for states in 100m Breaststroke was a huge accomplishment. Swimming is really hard, it taught me great perseverance." Will Adair '19.
"The quote, “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited,” expresses my teaching philosophy very well." Stacy Caro.
Students earn honors and high honors for grades ending March 1, 2018
Rabun Gap defeated Rabun County 9-6 in a back and forth game that saw five lead changes and two ties.
Four Lower School teachers attended the Get Your Teach On conference in Washington D.C. on March 26-27.
Fourth and fifth-graders answered questions about a variety of books in competition with North Carolina schools
Coach Amani has earned the National C license from the United States Soccer Federation.
Following a season opener win against Summit Charter earlier in the month, the Rabun Gap Middle School Tennis team remains undefeated following a trifecta of wins
Rabun Gap also receives three honorable mentions in annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards
Tech company explains to Lower School students how 3D printing is incorporated into football.
The Religious studies classes at Rabun Gap visited a mosque, synagogue, an orthodox church in Greenville, S.C. to gain a first hand experience outside of the classroom.
Campus comes together in recognition of Rabun Gap's global diversity
Rabun Gap athletes and coaches were busy over the Spring Break. Josie Earnhardt '18, Tomas Butkus '18, and Coach Roger Cox participated in the 5th Annual NC Private School All-Star game on March 3 at Providence Day School. All three were victorious as members of the West squad. Earnhardt also participated in the 7th annual North Georgia All-Star Classic held at Gainesville High School on March 17.
Oscar chose Dr. Marion Truslow as this year's STAR Teacher.
"I see good teaching as the art of providing the right balance of challenge and creativity with ample repetition, drill and practice that is necessary when young children are learning basic skills." Lou Davis.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School partners with Rabun Gap Presbyterian Church to offer the service for the community.
Rabun Gap students and faculty spent time in Italy, California, and the Florida Keys over Spring Break.
Mr. Rothe will assume the administrative role starting July 1, 2018
"The community at Rabun Gap encouraged me to dig deep into my interests and explore different strengths and weaknesses." Sybil Lewis '11.
Upper School classes host cooking shows at local Teaching Kitchen
"I love sports but that alone can’t get me into college. It’s a great tool but what do you do if you fail three classes in college? You have to find some kind of balance between athletics and academics." Alexander Zorko '18
Students and faculty come to school in costume
Rabun Gap concede to Wesleyan Christian Academy in Championship final.
Student-athletes and cirque members were honored for excellence.
Congratulations to Josie Earnhardt ’18 on being selected to participate in the 7th annual North Georgia All-Star Classic. in Gainesville, GA on March 17.
Our 6th-8th graders showcased their skills in cirque, visual arts, music, and performing arts.
Rabun Gap saw lots of success this winter sports season on the basketball court, on the wrestling mat, and in the pool.
Environmental Sciences class visits local quarry and observe surface mining of granite.
"Good instruction occurs when a teacher is able to readily meet students’ levels. It is about adapting to what is needed in order for the students to better learn." Jordan Wright
Interactive event informs the Upper School students about the college admissions process.
Eagles swim team finishes strong with boys 200 free relay team of Sam Poole, Liam Spoon, Justin Gilleland, and Alex Keho placing 14th and Girls 400 Relay team of Cindy Shen, Gavron Campbell, Cassidy Hancock and Alyssa Paynter placed 16th.
The Lady Eagles basketball team defeated Ravenscroft School 50-32
Saturday and earned a spot in the NCISAA 3A Final Four for the 8th consecutive year!
Quill Martin '20 and Joey Cao '20 earned third place bronze medals at the NCISAA 3A State Tournament. Other placers include Matt Campbell '20 at 4th, Aidan Loring '20 at 5th, and Cole Owens '20 at 6th.
The Rabun Gap sixth-grader witnessed government in action.
The annual show featured awe-inspiring cirque and carnival acts.
The fun day of festivities encouraged cultural exchange among students.
"I believe that every student is unique, and my goal is to help them realize that being different is not only okay, but it should be celebrated." Geoff Livsey.
Students across the divisions are informed about the importance of Lent.
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School’s resident author and ultrarunner Mirna Valerio recently spoke to students at the Evelyne Sheats Lower School about her book “A Beautiful Work in Progress.”
A Q&A with students from the Cirque Planning Committee
Second and third grade students share their love with nursing home residents.
Thirteen Rabun Gap students participated in Model United Nations event on February 9-10
Carter King '16, a two sport student-athlete at Rhodes College who competes in baseball and football.
Fourth graders learn about life in Honduras during Skype call with the assistant director of a local children's home.
Rabun Gap swimmers come away with 28 best times and three new state cuts!
Rabun Gap wrestlers are victorious at Asheville School Duals!
The Class of 2024 showed off their knowledge in the annual event.
"I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring community where children are free to speak their minds, blossom, and grow. I want the students in my classroom to feel loved and valued." Jennifer Hill.
The Evelyne Sheats Lower School is 100 days old!
"Having personal success is a big motivator for me. Watching other teammates have success inspires me to do greater. However, the Marines inspire me a lot because it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be a Marine." Quill Martin '20
Rabun Gap varsity basketball teams compete against Spartanburg Day
The Rabun Gap swim team sets new state cut times
The second Blackbox installment was directed by Head of School Dr. Anthony Sgro.
University of Georgia's Rabun County Extension Agent speaks about "Modern Agriculture"
"What I learned as a student that I am passing on today is the fact that all over the world we are different, but we are all the same." Brian Phillips '98
Former players and coaches honored
Students/faculty participated in workshops covering diversity, equality, and social justice issues
"I believe we all have a talent and if we find a way to utilize that talent in a positive way, it could make a powerful difference and impact students lives." Maribel Aguirre.
"My teammates know I can be hard on them at times but it is all out of love for them and the game." Josie Earnhardt '18
Lower School students examine local rocks and fossils
Seven Rabun Gap wrestlers earned Top 6 spots
Rabun Gap students perform well at JanFest
"I love to share what I know and love learning from my students." Arthur Gross
Presentation helps students understand endangered species
Shirts on sale for all three divisions
Four Lady Eagles win big with Trailblazers Club
Musicians, basketball players attend celebration in Franklin, North Carolina
Lady Eagles sole senior hit the milestone point on Friday, January 12
Students honored Dr. King's legacy with spoken word, dance, and song.
"I am proud of the accomplishments of the students I have served." Cheryl Barber.
Honor Book is signed by new students
"Rabun Gap taught me how to manage many things, while giving each individual task the proper attention and dedication. That skill has been absolutely vital to me in my professional career." Jamal Williams '02
Lower School students learn how to code
Shawn Bryson selected in 2018 Rabun County People to Watch.
Rabun Gap athletes selected for All-Rabun County teams by The Clayton Tribune