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

Family Weekend

January 30 - February 1, 2020

We are excited to see our Cardigan families for Winter Family Weekend! We encourage you to attend your son's classes on Friday in addition to a full schedule of activities and athletic events over the course of the weekend. We hope to see you at Cardigan!
Please note the schedule below is subject to change.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Induction Ceremony, Chapel

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
NJHS Reception, Peck and Powers Room

Friday, January 31, 2020

7:15 a.m.
Breakfast, Kenly Dining Hall

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and refreshments, Peck Room

7:55 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Parents attend classes with students

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Business Office open, Hopkins Hall

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
School Store open, Lower Level Commons

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Art Exhibition, Needham Gallery

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.  
State of the School, Humann Theatre

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet lunch

12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Parent-student-teacher conferences

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Eighth grade secondary school counseling meeting, Humann Theatre

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Student bank open, Hopkins Reception Area

3:45 p.m.
Athletic contests

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Family tea, Frieze House

6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
New England winter food festival, Kenly Dining Hall

7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Students attend games, food festival, or quiet time in dorms

9:30 p.m.
All students report to dorms

10:00 p.m.
Lights-out, all students (no overnight permission for students)

Saturday, February 1, 2020

7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
Breakfast, Kenly Dining Hall

7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Parent Registration and Refreshments, Peck Room

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
School Store open 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Student Art Exhibition, Needham Gallery

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch, Kenly Dining Hall

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Athletic Contests

Family Weekend

Important Information

Winter Term Long Weekend: Students may depart campus for Winter Term Long Weekend after their last afternoon athletic commitment on Saturday, February 1. Please ensure they sign out with their coaches properly. All students are due back by Wednesday, February 5, 2020 between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m.

Travel Information: Please complete the Winter Term Long Weekend Travel Form if you have not done so already, even if you intend to drive your son to and from school yourself.

Homestay Information: If your son is an international student who requires a homestay during the break, please make arrangements with our Travel Coordinator Erzi Willems as soon as possible at Families interested in hosting a student during the break should contact Ms. Willems to make arrangements.

Lake Placid Trip for International Students: During this break, Cardigan will offer a trip to Lake Placid, New York, home of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. The cost for this trip is $750, and space is limited to international students only. To sign up, complete the Winter Term Long Weekend Travel Form or email your request to

Medication & Supplements: If your son needs medication for the long weekend, you can request a supply by emailing and it will be ready for you when you arrive.