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


Inside a Cardigan classroom
A Structured Environment
Inside Cardigan's Art classroom
Room to Grow
Inside Cardigan's Woodshop
Engagement of the Whole Boy
Honor Society Ceremony
Skills for Life

Be ready for hands-on, minds-on learning. With more than six decades of experience in educating middle school boys, we know a lot about creating an atmosphere where boys feel motivated to do their best.

We also draw on some serious science—the latest research on adolescent brain development, learning styles, and the pedagogies that have been shown to be most effective for middle school boys. Our caring teachers make it a priority to understand each student as an individual person and learner. 

Cardigan provides boys with a solid educational foundation, utilizing a dynamic curriculum that sets them up for success at the secondary school level. Skill building is a key part of our academic program. We systematically and deliberately teach study skills and life skills, such as organization and time management. Our ultimate goal is to prompt boys toward self-knowledge so that they understand themselves as learners and can pursue strategies that help them to become more successful students and versatile people.

Testimonial: A Place to Excel


“Here, it is ok for him to be smart. We want him to be in an environment where he can excel without any limits, and Cardigan offers him that.”

J. Frantz Dorilas P'19

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Academic News

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


Habits of Learning

At the core of our program are the habits of learning we instill in each boy.

  • Growth Mindset
  • Self-Awareness
  • Coexistence
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Ownership
  • Creativity 

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Leo Connally
Dean of Academics

Jarrod Caprow
Assistant Dean of Academics & PEAKS Department Chair