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 form for membership and Spirit Wear


CGS: A Student’s Perspective!


CGS STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MODEL UN — CGS is looking forward to attending the Johns Hopkins Model UN Conference to be held in Baltimore on February 8, 9, 10, & 11, 2017. If interested in taking part as a member of a CGS representation, please contact Ms. Darby through CGS email ( for more information – she will send you costs and logistics. Please let her know in your message if you are a novice or experienced.



October 2, 7:00 p.m., Exploring College Options Seminar, Richmond, VA.  More information can be found at

October 4, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., CGS PTO Toolkit for Success & Strategizing for Merit-Based Aid, Riverbend High School

October 9, 7:00 p.m., CGS PTO Meeting, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Room 2

October 19, 4:00 p.m., CGS Governing Board Meeting, Stafford Professional Development Center, Room 15

October 28, CGS PTO Fall Social, Belvedere Plantation…more details to follow!



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