Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
Five Cardigan boys pose together before the annual lake run

Be Your Best Self.

Cardigan Mountain School is an independent boarding school for boys in grades 6 through 9 in Canaan, New Hampshire, U.S.A. We understand and appreciate boys at this great age and stage of development, and have created an environment designed to nurture not only their academic achievement, but also their physical, social, ethical, and personal growth.

Watch: Why Cardigan?

Cardigan is extraordinary in every way imaginable. This all-boys school attracts families from all over the world. They live by core values. The facilities and staff are excellent. My son entered in sixth grade and will graduate in the ninth, then on to secondary school. He is beyond prepared, but most importantly he is happy. He has thrived and made friendships that will last his lifetime. Academically the school is rigorous and supportive…An amazing community on a breathtakingly beautiful campus.

Parent Testimonial from Niche.com

Are you interested to learn more?

If you click the button below and provide some basic information about your student, we will send you a copy of our view book and an Admissions Offer will contact you and answer any questions you have!

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Watch: Parent Testimonial

Parent J. Frantz Dorilas P’19 speaks about Cardigan's ability to meet each boy's needs.

What we have here at Cardigan is a family that cares about us and our futures. I am proud to be part of this community and proud to call Cardigan my home.

Bryce Terry ’19

Are you interested to learn more?

If you click the button below and provide some basic information about your student, we will send you a copy of our view book and an Admissions Offer will contact you and answer any questions you have!

Admissions Inquiry

Are you interested to learn more?

Admissions Inquiry

If you click the button above and provide some basic information about your student, we will send you a copy of our view book and an Admissions Offer will contact you and answer any questions you have!

Of course, you are also welcome to contact the Cardigan Admissions Office by phone +1-603-523-3548 or email at admissions@cardigan.org.

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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.

Two Cardigan student leaders shaking hands

Our Core Values


To achieve our mission, we reward effort and accomplishment, helping each boy realize his academic, physical, and personal potential through the integration of the following Core Values in all aspects of daily life.

Compassion

Be Kind. Seek
to understand others and go out of your way to help.

Integrity

Be honest.
Remain true to yourself and your word.

Respect

Be Considerate. Care for yourself, others, and Cardigan Mountain School.

Courage

Be brave. Face
adversity with strength and persistence.