Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
Cardigan Mountain School Seniors walking to commencement ceremony

Our Mission

Cardigan Mountain School offers a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society.

Our Core Values

To achieve our mission, we reward effort and accomplishment, helping each boy realize his academic, physical, and personal potential through honoring our core values of Compassion, Integrity, Respect, and Courage in all aspects of daily life.

Cardigan faculty member and student sharing a hug after Chapel


Be Kind. Seek to understand others and go out of your way to help.


Two Cardigan student leaders shaking hands


Be honest.
Remain true to yourself and your word.


Cardigan lacrosse player embracing player from opposing team after the game


Be Considerate. Care for yourself, others, and Cardigan Mountain School.

Student leader public speaking at the podium


Be brave. Face adversity with strength and persistence.


Our Motto

The Cardigan Seal contains the latin AUGERE VIRTUTEM - DIRIGERE MENTEM, which means "Build character and mold minds."


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