Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9
Cardigan varsity lacrosse player driving on Deerfield Academy defenseman
Cardigan's hockey team during a game
Cardigan's soccer team in action
Cardigan's ski team in action
Cardigan's basketball team during a game


Known as the Cougars, Cardigan athletic teams foster sportsmanship, teamwork, and School pride. Cardigan fields 42 teams in 16 sports to meet the interests and develop the abilities of all our student-athletes. Every boy has the opportunity to play, learn, and have fun.

We believe in the benefits of the multi-sport athlete, while at the same time providing support for the student in his core sport. Students electing not to participate on a competitive team are provided other noncompetitive opportunities to develop their physical skills in the pursuit of a well-rounded education in mind, body, and spirit.

We are committed teaching the value of hard work, ethical conduct, sportsmanship, fair play, and teamwork through dedication to the teacher–coach model. We recognize that a healthy athletic environment is inclusive, that every team member is equally important, and that the athletic experience should be fun for all participants, coaches, and spectators.


Cardigan Mountain School believes sportsmanship is an essential component for the success of interscholastic athletics. Student-athletes, coaches, officials, and fans demonstrate sportsmanship by following the Cardigan core values of compassion, integrity, respect, and courage. We encourage all participants to enthusiastically support their team, recognize outstanding performance of opponents, and always exhibit good sportsmanship in their words and actions.

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One of things we know is that middle school boys need to be active, so part of their education is athletic education. A lot of the boys come with a sport of hockey or lacrosse or skiing that they feel is an important part of their identity. We want to honor that, and we want to do it the right way.

Head of School Christopher Day P'12,'13

A view of the Johnson-Wakely Fitness Center's weights and exercise equipment

Johnson-Wakely Fitness Center

Built in 2013, the beautiful Johnson-Wakely Fitness Center is a modern athletic training facility featuring the latest technology in fitness equipment, cardiovascular training equipment, and free weights.

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Ryan Frost
Director of Athletics

Julia Ford
Assistant Director of Athletics and Director of Alpine Skiing

Nancy Moye
Athletics Administrative Assistant

Leonard Angelli
Athletic Trainer

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