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The mission at MRGS is to provide an integrated and enriched research-based curriculum to highly motivated and intellectually gifted students based on environmental science and technology. At MRGS, we believe that our students are our program and that the education we provide has the potential to benefit not only our students as individuals, but society as a whole.


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.


The learning environment of Massanutten Regional Governor's School is designed to accelerate, enrich, and enhance the educational opportunities of students. We will:
  1. Deliver a rigorous academic program that challenges students to pursue their interests in mathematics, science, and technology to their fullest potential.
  2. Provide opportunities for students to learn the fundamentals of scientific method, action research, and oral and written communication.
  3. Foster an environment that promotes independent learning and personal responsibility.
  4. Extend to students the opportunity to engage in real-world applications.
  5. Incorporate technology so students can improve their technical skills and become confident in its usage.

  6. Provide an integrated and collaborative learning environment among the faculty and students.

  7. Ensure positive public relations.