About MRGS
Massanutten Regional Governor's School opened in the fall of 2005 and is one of 19 Academic-Year Governor's Schools in the state of Virginia. 

MRGS offers a two-year 1/2 day program for highly gifted and academically motivated juniors and seniors. Participants take their mathematics, science, and English courses at MRGS and then return to their home school to take their other required courses and electives, as well as to participate in extra-curricular activities.

Participating School Divisions
  • Harrisonburg City
  • Page County
  • Rockingham County
  • Shenandoah County
Our purpose is:
  • to provide academically challenging programs to students beyond those offered in their home schools and
  • to create a community of learners that exhibit remarkable talent in diverse and significant ways.
At MRGS, we believe that learning should mimic the real world, thus our teachers guide our students through a curriculum that simulates real world experiences with real world expectations. Our students engage in simulations, presentations, investigations, problem-solving activities, extensive research, intensive use of technologies, and mentorships.

Much of the work that our students engage in is collaborative in nature, not competitive. Our teachers also work in collaboration to plan interdisciplinary learning activities because, in the real world, ideas and concepts are not learned or used in isolation. At least 75% of the instruction in our courses is interdisciplinary in nature and over half of the lessons are structured on the principles of problem-based learning.