3000 Bethesda Place, Suite 804
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a six-week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating a broad scope of academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. Focusing on the open-ended, collaborative exploration of cutting-edge ideas and concepts in each field of study, the curriculum does not offer traditional class credit, tests, or grades.
Founded in 1963, the Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students in the nation, serving as a model for several programs nationwide. Over its nearly five decades of existence, the program has grown and diversified, and now accepts up to 300 rising seniors and juniors at each of two campuses: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem, and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh.
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