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 PTO Membership Form

CGS PTO On-line Payment for form for membership and Spirit Wear


CGS: A Student’s Perspective!

CGS 2017 SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES – Applications due no later than March 31st (see attached link for details!)

CGS PTO SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS APRIL 10th (see attached link for details!)



March 29, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., CGS PTO College Forum, University of Mary Washington (click link for more info)

April 6, 2:30 p.m., Armed Service Academy and ROTC Application Presentation, CGS Broadcast Rooms.  LTC Pearson, admissions representative for the armed service academies and ROTC programs, will present on the admission process for college ROTC programs, ROTC scholarships, and the service academies.

April 6, 7:00 p.m., 2nd Annual CGS Film Festival, Riverbend High School.  Reception to follow.

May 21, 2:00 p.m., CGS PTO Senior Recognition, University of Mary Washington (more info to follow)

June 2, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m., CGS PTO Family Picnic, Pratt Park, Stafford (more info to follow)



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!

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

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

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

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






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