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

Learning the Cardigan Way

Launching rockets in science class

Middle school boys are at an exciting, important stage in their lives: they seek to discover who they are, who they can become, and what they are capable of achieving.

With more than 70 years of experience, we at Cardigan Mountain School truly understand and appreciate boys this age. Our comprehensive educational approach nurtures the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and ethical growth of each boy through positive relationships with faculty members and peers, and through learning experiences—in and out of the classroom, everywhere on campus, every single day—that propel boys toward self-knowledge and independence. We call this the Cardigan Way.

Our Head of School Explains the Cardigan Way

The Cardigan Way is choosing to live our Core Values and actively living your life in those ways, and when you fall short, trying to do better the next time. We work hard at our academics. We work hard at athletics. We work hard in community, but we're a place where it's important to be kind to one another and it's important to 'help the other fella.' We take that seriously here.

Head of School Christopher Day P'12,'13

Cardigan graduate

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.