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.

CGS News

Upcoming Events

  • October 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., College Night at the Spotsylvania Towne Center (click here for details)
  • October 19, 4:00 p.m., CGS Governing Board Meeting, Stafford Professional Development Center, Room 15
  • October 25, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Stafford County Signature Programs Information Night, Brooke Point High School
  • October 28, CGS PTO Fall Social, Belvedere Plantation…more details to follow!
  • November 7, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., ATTENTION 10th – 12th graders…CGS college visit to Richard Bland College and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Bus will depart/return to Riverbend High School.  Limited number of seats, call 540.548.1278 to reserve your spot!


CGS Kudos

  • Philip Lambert, CGS Stafford Site – Perfect Total Score on the ACT, State champion – 2 mile run, National Merit Semi-finalist
  • Jennifer Sprow, CGS Stafford Site – National Champion, Skills USA Architectural Drafting (as well as District and State Champion in the same category)

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