Applicant assessments are going to be conducted as scheduled. Any families facing unsafe road conditions Saturday may contact their division coordinator to reschedule.

MLWGS News


Volunteers Needed for the Dragon’s Lair

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🚨🚨Volunteers are needed to help run the Dragon’s Lair during school lunch hours (11:20 am-12:20 pm) on Tuesdays and Fridays and special school events.  Training is available for all volunteers. We are grateful to have the help of volunteers to serve our school community with their purchases and carry on our MLWGS spirit.  Please sign […]


Nominate an outstanding teacher for the 2023 R.E.B. awards

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Nominations are open for the 2023 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence, The Community Foundation’s yearly awards that identify, recognize, and support outstanding teachers in the area.  Through your efforts, two Maggie Walker Governor’s School teachers, Mr. Wilkes and Ms. Lemco won the award in 2021, while another, Ms. Macklin was recognized as a finalist.  Through […]


Congratulations to MW’s four Presidential Scholar Candidates from the Class of 2023

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Congratulations to the following students for their consistent academic accomplishments: Jennifer Chen (Henrico) Anmol Mital (Henrico) Shreyas Muthusamy (Henrico) Allyson Phillips (Hanover) The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by the executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the […]


MW junior named 2022 Russian Scholar Laureate

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Every year, the American Council of Teachers of Russian accepts nominations for the Russian Scholar Laureate Award. Each high-school Russian program can put forward only one candidate, who is then considered to receive one of only 30 awards nationwide. Please join us in congratulating , a junior from Chesterfield, who has been named a 2022 […]


Good luck to MW’s ‘We the People’ competitors at the Virginia state championship, January 28th

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VA Civics We the People Medals  Photo credit: VA Civics Good luck to MW’s ‘We the People’ competitors at the Virginia state championship, on January 28th. The Virginia State ‘We the People’ Finals are here. The event is open to supporters. Come see what Virginia’s best and brightest students think about government issues.  Students are divided […]


MLWGS earns 24 honors with the 2023 Scholastic Writing Awards

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The English department is honored to announce that Scholastics has recognized and awarded several of our talented writers.  This year’s regional competition included over 200 entries for writing in eight different categories.  Below is a list of winners:    Aditya Badhrayan 10 Honorable Mention Writing Short Story Brother’s Annotations Lauren Blake 11 Silver Key Writing Humor A Man’s Got […]


MLWGS earns 69 honors with the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards

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The MLWGS Visual Arts Department is very excited to announce that our talented students were recently honored by having their work selected in the regional 2023 Scholastic Art competition.   This is a highly competitive annual art competition that had 1878 art entries from around the region.  MLWGS students had one of their best years […]


MLWGS band ensemble performs at the Altria Theater January 21

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Thirteen MLWGS band students performed for an audience of 3,500 live and 1,500 virtual audience members at the Altria Theater on Saturday, January 21. This performance, hosted by the Richmond Forum, was in support of Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa, who spoke about the integrity of facts in the internet age. The MLWGS Band […]


Maggie L Walker Governor’s School Among the 300 State Finalists in the National Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition

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Pictured L-R: Heather Kemmerly (club sponsor), Sain Jain (club co-president), Devesh Kumar (club co-president), Brielle Bugauisan, Deepanshi Kumar, Samuel Choi, Molly Morrison, Margaret Josefiak, Mark Wood, Sutton Marks (original concept developer), not pictured – Nitya Goyal, Max Keating.  Maggie L Walker Governor’s School has been named one of 300 State Finalists in the 13th annual Samsung Solve […]


Upcoming Black History Month Activities at MLWGS

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To recognize Black History Month, MLWGS will focus on the history and culture of the educational experience for African Americans.  The first event is an opportunity for our students to learn more about the legacy of one of the most anticipated football games in the Richmond area—the Walker-Armstrong Classic. The second is a three-part film […]