MLWGS Class of 2028 Orientation News


The Maggie Walker Governor’s School is a public school funded by the 12 school districts it serves and by the Commonwealth of Virginia, but there is a long history of additional support provided by public-private partnerships and by community volunteerism.

Resources from our Foundation, PTSA, and Booster Groups enable students to engage in curricular and co- and extra-curricular opportunities beyond that which are typically available in high school.  Such opportunities include an expansive slate of dual-enrollment university and AP courses; AP assessments; local, state, national, and international learning experiences; notable speakers; contemporary equipment and technology; athletic enhancements, etc.

Governor’s School Foundation

Maggie Walker Governor’s School is fortunate to have a non-profit 501c3 created solely to support and enhance academic enrichment opportunities at Maggie Walker.  The Foundation directly underwrites things like academic competitions, student travel, as well as new technology, and student aid.  The Foundation also serves to keep our growing alumni connected to the school, its current students, and the RVA community.

By supporting the Governor’s School Foundation Annual Fund Campaign you will deepen the academic experiences of our students, and continue to foster the Maggie Walker legacy of academic excellence.


The mission of the Governor’s School Foundation

The Foundation seeks charitable contributions to enhance the educational experience of the school’s exceptional students. The Foundation develops, implements, and supports fundraising and outreach efforts to alumni, parents, and other friends. These efforts enable the school to maximize academic opportunities, expand extracurricular programs, support faculty education, strengthen administrative infrastructure, improve facilities, and acquire innovative technology.

To learn more about the Foundation visit