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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CGS: A Student’s Perspective!



August 8-9, CGS New Student Orientation…more information to follow.

August 21, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CGS AP European History Workshop for interested rising 9th grade students, North Stafford High School

August 23-24, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CGS Biology Boot Camp for interested rising 10th grade students, Riverbend High School

August 30, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., CGS AP Environmental Science Math Prep Session for interested rising 9th grade students, Stafford High School

August 31, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CGS AP European History Workshop for interested rising 9th grade students, Spotsylvania High School  Please note date change!



CONGRATULATIONS to Franklin Rinko, 12th grader at King George CGS for your amazing $180,000 in scholarships! See attached link for the full article!

CONGRATULATIONS to Johan Baltes, 9th grader at Colonial Forge CGS for winning the gavel at the Bishop Ireton Model UN Conference.  Johan won for his participation in the conference session Central Intelligence Agency – 1979 – Iranian Hostage Crisis (Single Delegation) Chief of Staff of the U. S. Air Force – Lew Allen Jr.

CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Vann, 10th graders at CGS Riverbend, for making Time Edge magazine on Digital Defense!

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean McOsker for being named as a 2016 U. S. Presidential Scholars Program candidate.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kimberly Louie for your selection as a 2017 Virginia Affiliate Winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mazzen Shalaby for your selection as delegate to the 55th annual U. S. Senate Youth Program!

CONGRATULATIONS to Jacob Dean, CGS Colonial Forge, on earning your Eagle Scout!

2001 Graduate of CGS is selected as a White House Fellow


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