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

Residential Life

Learn about Cardigan’s daily schedule, the leadership opportunities available to students, Cardigan’s commitment to community service, and take a look at Cardigan's student handbook!

Daily Schedule

What does a typical day in the life of a Cardigan Mountain School student look like? See for yourself with our Monday through Saturday schedule!

7:15 a.m. - Breakfast
We put the unity in community. Everybody starts the day off right with an all-school breakfast.

7:55 a.m. - Classes Begin
Get ready for a mental workout. You never know what your teachers will have up their sleeves.

10:05 a.m. - Morning Break
Snack time! It definitely helps fuel the brain for the classes that go until lunchtime.

12:40 p.m. - Lunch
Students have rotating table assignments to help them get to know adults and other students in the community. 

1:15 p.m. - Student Jobs
It’s your school. Whether you are emptying classroom wastebaskets or wiping down dining hall tables, you’ll be doing your part for the greater good.

1:35 p.m. - Advisory
Asking questions and getting feedback, guidance, and extra help is easy when time for that stuff is built into the daily schedule.

1:45 p.m. - Study Hall
A chance to catch up on your assignments before afternoon athletics begin.

2:30 p.m. - Afternoon Snack
Fuel up with a delicious and healthy snack.

3:00 p.m. - Athletics or Thursday Clubs
There is a team for everyone, no matter which season we're in. Go Cougars!

5:00 p.m. - Free Time
Play outdoors with your Cardigan brothers, play games in the Haven, catch up on some reading... it's your time to choose! 

6:15 p.m. - Dinner
Meals are a time to practice courtesy and good manners. After all, social skills are life skills.

7:30 p.m. - Study Hall
Homework: It’s a fact of life. This time is set aside to make sure you get it done.

9:30 p.m. - Lights Out
(10:00 for Ninth Graders)

Look at all you accomplished in one day! Hey, you’re starting to get the hang of time management and a balanced lifestyle!

Spiritual Life

Cardigan is a nonsectarian educational institution founded in the Judeo-Christian tradition, mission-driven to offer a "close-knit community that prepares middle school boys--in mind, body, and spirit--for responsible meaningful lives in a global society." It’s a school where universal moral and spiritual values are taught both in and out of the classroom.

Chapel services are held in our chapel every Thursday under the leadership of the director of spiritual life. Faculty and students assist with services as ushers, readers, and members of the Music Ensemble or Glee Club. Periodically, visiting clergy and guests representing a variety of religious faiths will also participate. Parents and friends are always welcome to attend!

Cardigan Dorm Family photo

Can we help you?


Nicholas Nowak
Director of Student Life
nnowak@cardigan.org

Danielle Fedele
Dean of Students
dfedele@cardigan.org

Erzi Willems
Travel Coordinator
ewillems@cardigan.org