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

Cardigan Video Series

Cardigan boys running across Marrion field playing the shoe game

With boys from more than 20 U.S. States and 15 countries, there are many types of boys that are successful at Cardigan. We meet each boy where they are and teach them how to use the tools to take them as far as they can go. Each video in the series below speaks to a different aspect of the Cardigan experience and why it is so powerful and unique.

The Cardigan Way

Head of School Chris Day P’12,’13 describes what the the Cardigan Way means to him: choosing to live our Core Values, working hard at our academics, working hard at athletics, working hard in community, and why it's important to 'help the other fella.'

A Place to Excel

Head of School Chris Day P’12,’13 and fellow parent J. Frantz Dorilas P’19 speak about Cardigan's ability to meet each boy's needs and help him go as far as they can.

Learning and Growing

Parent Topsy King P’16,’19 discusses how Cardigan was a great fit for both of her sons even though each had different needs, strengths, and skill sets.

Facing Challenges

All middle school boys make mistakes. Through Cardigan's supportive community, we teach them to identify mistakes and learn from them. Parent Andrew King P’16,’19 explains how this has impacted his family.

Athletics at Cardigan

Athletics are an important part of life for middle school boys, and physical activity is a part of each day at Cardigan. Head of School Chris Day explains the philosophy behind Cardigan Athletics.

PEAKS: Personalized Education for the Acquisition of Knowledge & Skills

The PEAKS Department coaches teach boys to understand themselves as learners and take ownership in their education.

Cardigan Skiing Program

Led by Director of Alpine Skiing and former Olympian Julia Ford, Cardigan's skiing program represents an unparalleled opportunity for boys. We provide a program that trains 6 days a week with zero academic disruption and opportunities to play other sports.