Welcome to the Cardigan Parents Page. Here you will find the most up-to-date information about your son’s experience at school. Please review this page regularly as updates are posted weekly.
Winter Concert & Family Reception
Posted February 14, 2024
Cardigan families are cordially invited to a reception in the Tsui Yee Gallery prior to our Winter Concert in Humann Theatre.
Friday, March 1, 2024
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tsui Yee Gallery (2nd floor of Wallach)
Light snacks and drinks will be served
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Winter Concert Presented by the Music Department
Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 28 to secure seating in the theater. Questions for this event can be directed to Christine Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.523.3661.
Commencement Zoom Meeting
Posted February 14, 2024
Families of the Class of 2024, please join Parent Relations Manager Christine Frazier for a virtual information session and learn more about Cardigan’s 78th Commencement Exercises. The agenda includes how we will prepare our graduates for their big day, what information we need from parents before Commencement, and the schedule of events for Sunday, May 26.
VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Spring Vacation Travel Form
Posted February 7, 2024
The official start of Cardigan's Spring Vacation is Sunday, March 3 at 8:00 a.m., but students are free to leave after their last class which ends at 12:10 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. All students are expected to return on Monday, March 25 by 9:00 p.m. Please complete the travel form below to let us know how your son will be departing and returning to campus.
Celebrate Your Senior in the Yearbook!
Posted February 6, 2024
Cardigan’s 78th Commencement takes place Sunday, May 26, and we are working hard to represent the 2023-2024 happenings in this year’s yearbook, also known as The Blaze. If your son will be graduating this year, you have the special opportunity to create a tribute for him in the back pages of the yearbook. This tribute can include photos (old and new), memories, and well-wishes for the future. The deadline to submit your tribute is Sunday, April 14, 2024.
Contact Yearbook Coordinator Sarah Sinclair at email@example.com with any questions.
2024-25 School Calendar
- Sept. 4: Registration for all Grade 9 Students
- Sept. 6: Registration for all students in Grades 6-8
- Sept 10: First Day of Classes
- Oct. 18: Fall Family Weekend Begins
- Oct. 19: Fall Family Weekend Ends / Fall Long Weekend Begins
- Oct. 23: Fall Long Weekend ends for Grades 6-8
- Oct. 25: Students in Grade 9 due back on campus
Winter Athletics Livestream Video Information
Posted November 16
Cardigan is partnering with the NFHS Network to livestream home basketball and hockey games. Your family can watch the action using your phone, tablet, computer, or smart TV.
There is no subscription fee and all home games will be streamed live, free of charge. All streamed games will also be archived for on-demand viewing once the live feed has finished and the recording has been uploaded to the NFHS Network. More information and instructions to create an account are posted on our Athletics Livestream page.
Spring Break Lacrosse Trip
Posted October 31
Dear Cardigan Lacrosse Families,
Cardigan Lacrosse will again take our annual spring break lacrosse training trip during March Break 2024. This trip is open to all lacrosse players, though eighth and ninth-graders will have priority if interest in the trip exceeds capacity. Families are welcome to accompany their boys on the trip, but please understand that our itinerary will focus on preparing for the upcoming season. The preliminary trip details are outlined below, and I have also linked a sample itinerary and packing list from previous trips.
What: Optional Cardigan Spring Break Lacrosse Training Trip
Who: Open to all lacrosse players (priority is given to eighth and ninth-graders)
Cost: Estimated between $1,600.00 - $1,800.00
Deposit: $800 due on or before 12/1/23 (non-refundable)
Balance Payment: due on or before 1/27/24 (non-refundable)
Schedule: Students will arrive at Fort Lauderdale Airport on March 21, 2024, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Our coaches will meet them there. This airfare is not included in the trip cost, as players will come from many different areas to meet in Florida.
We will train and play in Delray Beach, Florida, on March 21-24, 2024. We will return to school on a group flight ticket on Monday, March 25th, 2024.
Trip Accommodations: We will stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 1111 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida.
Travel in Florida: We will travel via rental vans with coaches as drivers.
Meals in Florida: All meals are included in the trip cost.
Return trip: We will fly back to Cardigan as a group on Monday, March 25th, on a group-ticketed flight. This airfare and the transportation back to school are included in the trip's price.
If you have additional questions, please contact me, Coach Frost, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my office line at 603.523.3533.
If you want to sign up for the trip, please email Athletics Administrative Assistant Nancy Moye to reserve your reservation. Her email is email@example.com.
I am looking forward to another great trip and the spring season!
Ryan Frost P’25
Director of Athletics & Head Lacrosse Coach
Changing Families Support Group
Posted October 31
Dear Cardigan families,
Among the many support systems we have at Cardigan is a group we call “Changing Families.”
The number of boys experiencing divorce of their parents, the loss of a loved one, a newly blended family, and other changes in family dynamics has increased over the years. We want to provide them with support through what can often be a difficult time.
Working in partnership with Director of Spiritual Life Cheryl Borek P’10,’12,’15, our mission is to create a supportive environment that fosters unity between Cardigan brothers who are experiencing similar circumstances. We strive to make it a safe space for boys to “just be,” to share when and if they feel comfortable, to receive some support, or to be a listening ear for others. We hope that this group provides a place where each boy knows he is not alone and learns some healthy ways to cope with his particular situation.
If you feel this would benefit your son, please encourage him to reach out to me or Ms. Borek. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either of us.
Thank you for sharing your boys with us. It has been an amazing year so far, and we look forward to having many of you on The Point for Fall Family Weekend.
2023-24 Student Handbook
The 2023-24 Cardigan Student Handbook is now available and may be downloaded using the button below.
2023-24 Parent Planning Guide is Posted!
The 2023-24 Parent Planning Guide contains the most important information to prepare you and your son for the coming academic year at Cardigan. While this resource is particularly helpful for new families, returning families will also see several updates from last year.
Before You Arrive: Tips from the Student Life Office
Dean of Students Nick Nowak shares some important thoughts to help your son - and your family - prepare for his year on campus.
Fall Season Athletics Updates
As we prepare for the fall athletics season, please read this detailed letter from Director of Athletics Ryan Frost. It contains an overview of our program, what to expect at registration, and specific needs for fall sports.
Families of boys planning to join Cardigan's Mountain Bike Team should also read this letter from Head Coach Doug Clark as it explains the type of bike and other equipment best suited for our needs, and how our coaches can help your son obtain the right equipment for him.
Lastly, all boys will have a much more enjoyable fall athletics experience if they arrive on campus in shape and prepared for the season ahead. This letter from Strength and Conditioning Coach Ben Adams shares some ideas and workouts to help the boys stay active this summer.