Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Cardigan’s 75th Anniversary

Head of School Chris Day P’12,’13, Board Chair David Gregory P’18, and the Board of Trustees were thrilled to welcome so many members of Cardigan’s global community back to The Point for our School's 75th Anniversary Celebration in October 2022.

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Over 500 students and alumni, faculty and staff, trustees and incorporators, and families and friends joined in celebrating the past, present, and future of the School! Beginning at 6:45 a.m. with the Polar Bear Plunge, it was a full day of family-friendly activities that included the dedication of both Wallach and Campbell Field and concluded with dinner and dancing under the tent on the Chapel Quad. Thank you to everyone who made the journey to campus to make this such a remarkable and special day.

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Bev Wakely reads Cardigan Mountain School's History %22Cardigan at 75%22


Cardigan History Book

Cardigan recently published the third edition of the School’s history, titled Cardigan at Seventy-Five. This coffee-table book includes a visual introduction to the School today, as well as Cardigan’s written history from its founding to the present day.

You can preview the book as an online PDF or purchase your own copy of Cardigan at Seventy-Five through Cardigan's School Store.

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More than 500 students and alumni, faculty and staff, trustees and incorporators, and families and friends joined us on campus for the celebration of the School's 75th anniversary.


Seen on The Point

Wondering who made it back to campus to reconnect this October? Click on the lists below to see who planned to be a part of the 75th Anniversary celebration. 

Exterior of the front of Wallach, Cardigan's new hub for design, engineering, and art

Wallach, Cardigan’s hub of innovative design, applied engineering, and creative arts, houses the Charles C. Gates I.D.E.A. Shop, the E.P.I.C. Center, the Williams Wood Shop, a visual art studio, a digital art lab, and three classrooms.

Celebrating Recent Accomplishments

The School's anniversary celebration also provided an opportunity to celebrate the successful completion of The Campaign for Cardigan 2020. It is humbling to contemplate the improvements that this and other recent efforts have brought to Cardigan.

We see the positive impact on Cardigan’s program reflected in physical changes to our facilities and remarkable progress in building financial sustainability. New gifts to endowment are already providing long-term support for facilities maintenance and strategic priorities such as financial aid, academic programs, and professional development.

Cardigan's Recent Accomplishments

Cardigan boys are all smiles before our annual lake run

The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032 identifies four actions areas: 1) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 2) Health, Wellness, and Support, 3) Program and Curriculum, and 4) Finance.

The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032

What's next for Cardigan? In January 2022, the School's Board of Trustees approved The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032. The Plan identifies four action areas that prioritize people and programs and build upon our previous Strategic Plan that concentrated on facilities and infrastructure.

These priorities are important and interconnected, requiring a community-wide and multi-layered approach to achieve success. Our work will be conducted in three stages, with much of the first phase (2022-2025) dedicated to listening, learning, and planning for success both in the moment and the future. Most importantly, we are cognizant of our need to expand our fundraising and endowment in order to meet our goals and thereby continue to be a school relevant and accessible to the “global society” central to our mission.

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Cardigan Archives

Celebrate all 75 years of what makes our School great by diving into the digital Cardigan Archives! 

Cardigan Archives

75th Anniversary Collegiate Scarf

75th Anniversary Gear

Cardigan’s online store includes a special collection of 75th Anniversary apparel, keepsakes, and gifts. Select an item to show your Cougar spirit and be part of the celebration! 

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