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

Admissions FAQ

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Prospective students and their parents often ask us questions to better understand the Cardigan experience. In an effort to help you decide if Cardigan is the right school for you, we’d like to share many of those questions here with you, along with answers, and if you have a specific question, please email us at or call the Admissions Office at 603.523.3548.

When is the best time to visit Cardigan?

While you're welcome to visit at any time, we highly recommend visiting our beautiful campus while school is in session (our visits typically take place in the mornings). A family visiting during the school day will be toured by a current Cardigan student and have the chance to see the campus in full swing. Afterward, the family will meet the admissions staff and have an opportunity to ask more questions about the School.

Is there an admissions deadline?

Applications are considered on a rolling admissions basis and dependent on space. However, the application deadline for international students is December 13, 2019. For Domestic applicants, we suggest that your application be complete by February 3, 2020 for placement in the 2020-21 academic year. 

Is there a financial aid deadline?

Yes, applications must be complete and all financial aid documents ( must be submitted by February 3, 2020 in order to be considered for aid. We will review all applications in the order they were received and grant awards accordingly until funds are depleted.