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.
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
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.
Cardigan's Alpine Ski Team enjoyed a great pre-season training camp in Maine.
Our Varsity Hockey Team enjoyed a Boston Bruins game before a weekend hockey tournament.
Congratulations to Heewoo Jung ’20 and Xuanyu “Tommy” Li ’20.
Malcolm Bussey ’18 named the 2019-20 Gatorade New Hampshire Football Player of the Year.
Cardigan’s 2019 Fall Sports Awards recognized our outstanding student-athletes.
Aiden Thede ’20 spends the fall in Finland, where hockey is a national pastime.
Congratulations to Dylan Biggs ’20 and Collin Atwell ’20.
The boys attended workshops designed to strengthen leadership skills and values.
Congratulations to Oskari Hakkarainen ’20 and Owen Reilly ’20.
Congratulations to Jeronimo Armida Alatorre ’20 and Brendan Agnew ’21.
Congratulations to Franklin Chow ’20 and Edward “Tedy” O’keefe ’21.
Congratulations to Jack Diemar ’21 and Andrew “Boo” Pilaro ’20!
Congratulations to Hugh Jung ’20 and Bill Ke ’20 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Cardigan has announced the appointment of Braden H. Leisenring ’98 to Head Coach of the Varsity Hockey Program.
Cardigan’s 2019 Spring Sports Awards recognized our outstanding student-athletes.
National Hockey League veteran shares advice with the Cardigan's Class of 2019.
Congratulations to Jay Lee ’19 and Santi Concha Alvarez ’19 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Congratulations to Riley Shaw ’19 and Mateo Escalante ’22 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Congratulations to Julian Popowich ’20 and Brian Kim ’20 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Congratulations to Tre Ahn ’19 and Leopold Dorilas ’19 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Congratulations to AJ Noel ’19 and Gabriel Abdeen ’19 for being Cardigan’s Athletes of the Week!
The NHL defenseman and Stanley Cup Champion will be the featured speaker at the 73rd Commencement.
Congratulations to Mattie Grabmann ’19 and Masamune Enomoto ’19 for being Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week!
Congratulations to Gannon Peters ’19 and Jack Ren ’19 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Our community celebrated the efforts and achievements of our student-athletes and teams during the winter sports season.
Cardigan’s Alpine Ski Team takes advantage of competing in two different venues.
Congratulations to Jack Armstrong '19 and Brian Kim ’20 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Congratulations to Samuel Harris ’19 and Ben King ’19 for receiving Cardigan’s Athlete of the Week Award.
Just prior to Thanksgiving recess, we held the Fall Sports Awards, which recognized Cardigan’s student-athletes.