Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
Cardigan boys are all smiles before our annual lake run

The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032

Approved by Cardigan’s Board of Trustees in January 2022,The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032 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.

The past ten years have been characterized by remarkable changes and challenges in our community, nation, and world. In the face of this reality, Cardigan remains committed to its mission and core values, even as we seek to embrace the changes in the world around us and the students we serve. Our world requires leaders who understand and respect differences, who know and love themselves, and who are equipped to find creative solutions to challenging problems.

Action Area 1: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Build and support a safe, supportive, and diverse community that reflects the wider world in which our boys will live and lead.

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Action Area 2: Health, Wellness, and Support

Identify and implement initiatives and programs to support individual and community health and well- being.

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Action Area 3: Program and Curriculum

Review and enhance signature programming, expand student health curriculum, and develop methods for tracking and encouraging holistic student development.

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Action Area 4: Finance

Realize our goals for people and program by dramatically increasing endowment and reducing our reliance on tuition revenue.

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The Cardigan 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.

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Our Core Values


To achieve our mission, we reward effort and accomplishment, helping each boy realize his academic, physical, and personal potential through the integration of the following Core Values in all aspects of daily life.

Compassion

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

Integrity

Be honest.
Remain true to yourself and your word.

Respect

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

Courage

Be brave. Face
adversity with strength and persistence.