The Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies is a nationally-ranked, regional public high school in Richmond, Virginia, which draws a student community from twelve surrounding school districts.
This past spring, the Maggie Walker Governor’s School was ranked by Newsweek/The Daily Beast as the 14th best public high school in the nation. A Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial for Saturday, May 18, 2013, said that “Maggie Walker is the finest comprehensive high school — public or private — in Metro Richmond.”
The school’s broad-based curriculum focuses on developing global citizens, yet also provides advanced opportunities for individualized study in government, mathematics, language arts, sciences, social studies, and the fine arts.
Maggie Walker is described by students and alumni as “inclusive,” “friendly,” “fostering independence,” and “surprisingly non- competitive.” Students balance academics with a high involvement in an eclectic set of courses, clubs and a broad participation in successful athletic teams.
This governor’s school experience fosters an incredibly tightly-knit community of passionate students, dedicated teachers, involved parents, and connected alumni.