Tallulah Falls School

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Tallulah Falls School
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The Light In The Mountains
Tallulah Falls, Georgia
United States
Type Private
Established 1909
Principal Larry A. Peevy
Asst. Principal David Chester
Faculty 22.4 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 6 to 12
Enrollment 126[1] (2006–07)
Student to teacher ratio 5.6:1[1]
Sports Tennis, Track and Field, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball, Swimming, Baseball, Volleyball.
Tallulah Falls School
Tallulah Falls School is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Tallulah Falls School
Location Jct. of US 441 and Tallulah School Rd.
Tallulah Falls, Georgia
Coordinates 34°43′54″N 83°23′36″W / 34.73167°N 83.39333°W / 34.73167; -83.39333Coordinates: 34°43′54″N 83°23′36″W / 34.73167°N 83.39333°W / 34.73167; -83.39333
Built 1909
Architect Fred Orr
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 91002026[2]
Added to NRHP January 30, 1992

Tallulah Falls School is a private boarding and day school located in the town of Tallulah Falls, Georgia within Habersham and Rabun Counties. The school is located on Cherokee Mountain at the foothills of the Appalachian chain. The school was founded in 1909 by Mary Ann Lipscomb of Athens, Georgia. [3]

Tallulah Falls School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Mildred Seydell was an enthusiastic supporter of the Tallulah Falls School,[4] It was founded in 1909 by the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. As Mrs. Seydell wrote, “The school is called the ‘Light in the Mountains’ because ignorance is darkness and knowledge is light." — The Atlanta Georgian.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Tallulah Falls School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2009-07-02. "Students 126 (2006-2007)"
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ a b Fishback, Carrie, Chairman. "Tallulah Falls School". GFWC Buford Lanier Woman's Club d.b.a. Buford Lanier Woman's Club. Retrieved January 26, 2012.