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, dependent on space. Although we review applications at any time during the year, we suggest that your application be complete by February 1 for placement in the following academic year. As soon as an applicant's file is complete, it is reviewed by the Admissions Committee. A formal decision letter is then mailed to candidates.

Is there a financial aid deadline?

Candidates wishing to be considered for financial aid should realize that financial aid decisions are made following the admissions process; therefore, they should be aware of the financial aid deadlines when beginning the admissions process. Further financial aid information is available.