About Us


The mission of the Foundation is to support the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS) in providing a challenging and enriching educational experience that maximizes the learning potential of every CBGS student and prepares them to succeed in the global community of the future.

The Foundation’s vision to achieve its purpose and mission is to:

  • Engage the community in fundraising
  • Encourage alumni involvement and financial support
  • Foster collaborative projects with community partners
  • Encourage local students to apply to CBGS
  • Support teacher innovation and teaching excellence

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School provides high-ability and gifted students from the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula with a rigorous curriculum through enrichment, exploratory, investigative, and career awareness experiences. Through the integration of math, science, technology, and research, woven with marine and environmental sciences, students have the opportunity to foster an appreciation and respect for environmental issues. In addition, students may earn dual enrollment credits for each course through Rappahannock Community College (RCC).

Sophomores, juniors and seniors from fourteen participating school divisions in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions in Virginia attend the Governor’s School during the morning at one of three sites:

Bowling Green Campus: Caroline, King George, and King William Counties

RCC Glenns Campus: Gloucester, King & Queen, Mathews, Middlesex, and New Kent Counties

RCC Warsaw Campus: Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties; Town of Colonial Beach