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

Hair & Hygiene Guidelines

Our goal at Cardigan is to find the appropriate balance between supporting students and their individual identities while also defining, instilling, and practicing important life skills and habits.

Haircut Guidelines

Boys should keep their hair clean and neat. Cutting or coloring one’s own hair or another student’s hair is not allowed. Students must keep hair out of their eyes and be clean shaven. Barbers are available on and off campus regularly and appointments can be made.

Beginning in early October, Cardigan will offer on-campus opportunities for student haircuts. The boys may sign up on their own or you can help arrange an appointment for your student by sending a message to The $30 price for an on-campus haircut will be billed to the student account. We can also organize off campus trips for boys with diverse hair types. Lastly, there may be times when we encourage a student to schedule an appointment if he is having trouble keeping his hair neat, clean, and out of his eyes. Please reach out to Director of Student Life Nick Nowak at if you have questions.

If there is a concern about a student’s personal health and well-being, a member of the Health Center team, Student Life Office, or other administrator will contact parents to construct an informed and team-based approach. Our health center staff are available for discussion and consultation and personal hygiene products are available in the school store.


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