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Mentored research opportunities in South Carolina, the US, Europe and Asia


January Interim

Between semesters, travel or take fun courses like SCUBA diving, cooking, or horseback riding


Independent Study

Independent study in fields that interest you


STEM Leader

Over 50 STEM courses offered annually


World-Class Faculty

All faculty have master’s degrees; 80% have PhDs

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"Thanks to the educational foundation I received at GSSM, I was able to achieve my dream job of becoming a judge."

Shiva Hodges

Class of 1991

U.S. Magistrate Judge

Shiva's Story

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Coming up at GSSM


Thursday, September 10, 2015

2:00 pm


The official start of the 2015-16 school year! State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will give students words of encouragement as they embark upon the school year.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

11:30 am

Magnolia Luncheon

Join us for a fresh, new luncheon with award-winning cookbook author and television personality, Matt Lee of the Lee Brothers. Meet new people and enjoy delicious food in a beautiful environment.



Thursday, October 1, 2015

7:00 pm

Sip & Sup

Celebrate the South by gathering with friends and supporters of the Governor's School for some of the finest Southern cuisine, drinks and music we can find. From shrimp & grits to boiled peanuts & cobbler, we’re...


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By the Numbers


Total scholarship amount offered to the 111 seniors in the class of 2015

  • 2004

    Average SAT score of a Govie

  • 288

    Students in residence from across the state

  • 94%

    of alumni would attend GSSM again

  • 40%

    of courses are above AP level