The Commonwealth Governor’s School

Commonwealth Governor's School of VirginiaServing the Virginia Commonwealth Counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

Based on a school-within-a-school model, the half-day program at The Commonwealth Governor’s School of Virginia utilizes real-time interactive audio/visual technology, field trips, and team teaching to create a regional community of learners.

Students from Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford school divisions are offered a rigorous program of study while interacting with other talented students in the region.

Students from participating high schools travel to one of the six Commonwealth Governor’s School sites: Colonial Forge High School, North Stafford High School, Stafford High School, Spotsylvania High School, Riverbend High School, and King George High School.

The Commonwealth Governor’s School curriculum is designed to challenge students in four major academic content areas, through problem-based instruction appropriate for gifted and highly motivated learners and to focus on the community issues of environment, development, and service.

Video Interviews

Mov7AView video interviews with six CGS students. In the course of the interviews, these incredible students share first hand experiences as a Commonwealth Governor’s School student.

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2001 Graduate of CGS is selected as a White House Fellow

CGS Students Chesapeake Bay Watershed Experience, Free Lance Star, June 29, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to the CGS FIRST Robotics Team for winning the Entrepreneur Award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St Louis, MO!! CGS is proud of you!  Click to see Free Lance Star article!



December 7, 6:00 p.m., King George CGS Information Night, King George Middle School

December 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Spotsylvania CGS Information Night, Spotsylvania High School and Riverbend High School Auditoriums

December 9, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Spotsylvania CGS Informational Tour, Riverbend High School (this is ONLY for concert students who cannot attend the December 8th session.)  Must RSVP to for a reservation.






The Commonwealth Governor’s School
Regional Administrative Office
12301 Spotswood Furnace Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Telephone: (540) 548-1278
Fax: (540) 548-1736