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 may also elect not to participate on a competitive team and can choose from other noncompetitive opportunities to develop their physical skills in the pursuit of a well-rounded education in mind, body, and spirit.
Our coaches teach the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play, and hard work. We recognize that a healthy athletic environment is inclusive, that every member of a team is equally important, and that the athletic experience should be fun for all players, coaches, and spectators.
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
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.
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.
Adlai Nixon ’25 and his cousins Cole and Cameron Brown '25 train locally during their time on campus.