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.

From the Director’s Desk…

Keys to Communication & Success in CGS

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.

Academic Links

CGS News

CGS PTO Membership Form

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


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!



October 6, 6:30 p.m., Pathway to College Workshop with CGS Counselor Sabrina Gladney, Riverbend High School (geared towards Junior and Senior students and parents)

October 10, 7:00 p.m., CGS PTO Meeting, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Room 2

October 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., CGS Toolkit for Success, Riverbend High School (geared towards underclassmen)

October 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., CGS Strategizing for Merit-Based Aid: Student & Parent tips to maximize scholarship considerations (geared towards upperclassmen)

October 20, 4:00 p.m., CGS Governing Board meeting, King George School Board Office Conference Room

October 29, 6:00-10:00 p.m., CGS PTO Fall Social, Belvedere Plantation.  Tickets will go on sale at each CGS site mid-October.

November 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Stafford CGS Information Night, Stafford High School and North Stafford High School Auditoriums





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