Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
Cardigan boys sitting in the grass laughing together

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.

Equity and Belonging

Cardigan Mountain School is a close-knit community committed to building a culture of equity and belonging in which all members are safe and supported to be themselves. We welcome, include, and appreciate the unique contributions of each member and are committed to confronting biases, addressing the impact of privilege on academic outcomes, and making the Cardigan experience more accessible to boys and families. The school is dedicated to meeting each boy where he is and providing support for all to learn and grow as they prepare for their next step beyond The Point.

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.


Opportunities for Growth

Cardigan Mountain School understands there will be times when we fall short of these ideals and we are committed to recognizing these moments as learning opportunities to further encourage the human values of empathy, humility, and kindness.

Our Motto

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


Interested to learn more about Cardigan for your Son? The first step is to click the button below.

How to Apply