Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
Cardigan boys sing the school hymn during the sunset climb to the top of Mount Cardigan
We know middle school boys.

It's all we do. We are a school for boys in grades 6 through 9.

Learn about our School

We know middle school boys.

Cardigan Mountain School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade in Canaan, New Hampshire.

We understand and appreciate boys at this great age and stage of development. We’ve created an environment designed to nurture not only their academic achievement, but also their physical, social, ethical, and personal growth. Everything here—from teaching and learning to arts, sports, and fun—is geared toward helping boys reach their potential.

We offer boys just the right amounts of structure and independence, challenge and support, and a focus on both individual growth and a strong, positive sense of community. This time-tested, comprehensive approach to the education of boys is what we call the Cardigan Way.

Watch: Cardigan at a Glance

Quick facts about Cardigan Mountain School in the voices of some of our students.

We choose to live our Core Values and actively live our lives in those ways, and when you fall short, trying to do better the next time. We work hard at our academics. We work hard at athletics. We work hard in community...But we're a place where it's important to be kind to one another and it's important to 'help the other fella.' We take that seriously here.

Head of School Christopher Day P'12,'13