About the Governor's School

The Governor’s School for Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities exists to:

  • Create a college experience that emphasizes free expression, intellectual curiosity, individual responsibility/maturity and respect for others.
  • Foster relationships characterized by commitment to scholarship and discovery, mutual respect and openness to ideas, and trust between and among students and staff.
  • Create an intellectually safe and challenging residential environment for learning in the humanities and the arts by providing unique classes that take advantage of traditional as well as contemporary instructional techniques.
  • Stimulate the creative process, encourage and support collaborative learning and instruction, and develop individual and group talents.