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

Student Life

Cardigan boys are all smiles before our annual lake run
Cardigan boys play a card game in the common room of their dorm
Cardigan student rides a skateboard to class

At Cardigan there is a certain magic that happens when an aspiring group of boys from all over the world, with high expectations of character and purpose, come together and share a common experience: our students call it brotherhood.

Life at Cardigan is active, interesting, fulfilling, healthy, and fun. Whether it is building habits to keep a tidy living space, helping out in our local community, or practicing servant leadership through a campus job, student life is all about learning to be independent, resilient, helpful, and respectful citizens.

Equity and Belonging

Cardigan Mountain School is a close-knit community committed to building a culture of equity and belonging in which all members are safe and supported to be themselves. We welcome, include, and appreciate the unique contributions of each member and are committed to confronting biases, addressing the impact of privilege on academic outcomes, and making the Cardigan experience more accessible to boys and families. The school is dedicated to meeting each boy where he is and providing support for all to learn and grow as they prepare for their next step beyond The Point.

What is the Plan of the Week?

Cardigan students accomplish many things every day. By the the time they go to bed, they've had classes, advisory, athletics, study halls, and more. Our Plan of the Week details the daily schedule and is a vital resource to the students and faculty alike.

See the plan of the week

Daily Life on The Point

    What we have here at Cardigan is a family that cares about us and our futures. I am proud to be part of this community and proud to call Cardigan my home.

    Bryce Terry ’20, 2019-20 School Leader

    Cardigan News

    Catch up on the latest updates, stories, and scores from The Point. Check out the Cardigan Chronicle magazine, or subscribe to our weekly newsletter To The Point!

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    The Cardigan Mission


    Cardigan Mountain School offers a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society.

    Mission, Equity & Core Values

    Two Cardigan student leaders shaking hands

    Our Core Values


    To achieve our mission, we reward effort and accomplishment, helping each boy realize his academic, physical, and personal potential through the integration of the following Core Values in all aspects of daily life.

    Compassion

    Be Kind.
    Seek to understand others and go out of your way to help.

    Integrity

    Be honest.
    Remain true to yourself and your word.

    Respect

    Be Considerate.
    Care for yourself, others, and Cardigan Mountain School.

    Courage

    Be brave.
    Face adversity with strength and persistence.

    Can we help you?


    Nicholas Nowak
    Dean of Students
    nnowak@cardigan.org

    Hal Gartner
    Assistant Dean of Student Life
    hgartner@cardigan.org

    Meredith Frost P’25
    Assistant Dean of Student Life
    mfrost@cardigan.org

    Doug Clark
    Student Activities Director
    dclark@cardigan.org

    Erzi Willems
    Travel Coordinator
    ewillems@cardigan.org