Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
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We know middle school boys.

The years from grade 6 through 9 are an essential time for boys to develop leadership, deepen their talents, and master the skills to learn for life. We understand and appreciate boys at this great age and stage of development. We’ve created an environment designed to nurture not only their academic achievement, but also their physical, social, ethical, and personal growth.

Everything here—from teaching and learning to arts, sports, and fun—is geared toward helping boys reach their potential. We offer boys just the right amounts of structure and independence, challenge and support, and a focus on both individual growth and a strong, positive sense of community. This time-tested, comprehensive approach to the education of boys is what we call the Cardigan Way.

From the academic curriculum to athletics to dormitory life, we have designed a program that is tailored for boys in these crucial years. The spirit of brotherhood that defines Cardigan empowers every boy to achieve his best. 

The teachers who are your son's mentors, advisors, and coaches, and the classmates who will become his enduring friends form the heart of the Cardigan experience. Together they will take on new challenges, discover their unique strengths, and learn how to give back to the community.

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.

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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.

Mission, Equity & Core Values

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2032 identifies four action areas that prioritize people and programs:

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Program & Curriculum
  • Finance

Strategic Plan