Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Parents

Cardigan parents celebrate a goal by the soccer team

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.

 

2023-24 Year-End Report Cards

Year-end report cards have been published in the Veracross parent portal.

  • For our ninth grade families, the Academics Office will share transcripts with secondary schools in early June.
  • For international students who are matriculating to a new school in the U.S., we have transferred I-20s to students’ new schools.
  • For our Mexican families, official school documents will be sent in early July.

Please contact Registrar Devon Rinkin at drinkin@cardigan.org with any questions.

Veracross Parent Portal


End of Year Mountain Biking Update

Posted May 2, 2024

Dear Cardigan Families,

As spring has sprung, we have brought bikes out of storage and opened some trails for the boys to enjoy on The Point. Below is information about end-of-year storage, shipping, and purchasing of new bikes.

Storage

If your son is returning next academic year and would like to store their bike on campus over the summer, CMS can accommodate that at no charge. The bikes will be stored in the SBC and ready to go when your son returns in the fall.

Shipping

If your son wants to bring their bike home and needs it to be boxed up, I will email them at the beginning of May to get the address ready for shipping. We will ship the bikes out at the end of the academic year. We do this for a small charge that is competitive with the cost any shop would charge to box up.

Buying and Donating

If you would like to part ways with your son’s bike, unfortunately, we do not usually buy used bikes from students. In years past, we have had families donate their son’s bike, and the Development Office has written gift-in-kind letters*. If this interests you, I can share with the office the make, model, and year of the bike.

If you are interested in purchasing a new bike, Drummond Cycles has been updating its website, and soon you can purchase a bike directly from it. Most of their bikes are already discounted. They also offer gravel, road, and E-bikes if interested. New Hampshire also does not have a sales tax.

Please have your son reach out to Program DIrector Doug Clark if he has any questions about his bike, shipping, or the current state of open trails.

*Please note: Cardigan Mountain School does not provide tax advice. For your gift planning, please consult a financial advisor to discuss what will work best for you and your family.


 

Changing Families Support Group

Posted October 31, 2023

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.

Sincerely,

Trish Hutchinson
School Counselor
thutchinson@cardigan.org


2023-24 Student Handbook

The 2023-24 Cardigan Student Handbook is now available and may be downloaded using the button below. 

Student Handbook


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.

2023-24 Parent Planning Guide


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.

Read Nick's Tips


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. 

Fall Athletics

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