Summer Semester 2020

Cardigan student doing work in his room overlooking campus

Cardigan Summer Semester is an opportunity for boys and girls entering grades 6-9 to enrich their knowledge in core academic areas alongside experienced teachers and students from around the world.

For one session this July, we will use advanced digital tools to engage daily in face-to-face discussions of Math and English topics, growing and learning together. Cardigan Summer Semester provides students with a balanced opportunity to brush up on a skill, apply what they have learned, keep their minds engaged over the summer, and prepare for new challenges in the Fall. 

Our program is straight-forward: two classes per student, two total hours of class per day, a focus on Math and English, face-to-face classes, eight students/teacher, easily-accessible online course sites, experienced teachers familiar with middle school students, and individualized feedback to help your child grow as a student. 

Most importantly, however, we bring what is uniquely Cardigan to this experience: a deep sense of caring, a belief in the power of healthy relationships to make a difference in learning, and an understanding of why middle school is one of the most important times in your child's personal and academic lives.

Come join us!

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Program Details

Dates: July 6-July 31

Class meeting times:  8:00-10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Thursday and teachers will be available for extra help 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Fridays.

Ages: Girls & boys entering grades 6, 7, 8, or 9 in the fall of 2020

Tuition: $3,000 for the full program of one English class and one math class. If space allows, we will accept students interested in a partial program of one class for $1,500.

Financial Aid: Limited Financial Aid is available

Admissions: Rolling admissions through June 26, 2020. Enrollment will be limited to ensure low student:teacher ratio.

Remote learning at Cardigan still means face-to-face learning. Our classes meet every day over Zoom, bringing us together not just as students and faculty, but as people. We build relationships between people, not with websites.


Cardigan Summer Semester provides engaging online content to build students core knowledge and skills through an enriching experience while preparing them for the future. Our offerings include topics in English and Mathematics. Students should choose one class for each area (English/Mathematics).

Download Curriculum as PDF

Topics in English

The purpose of the Cardigan Summer Semester English offerings is to provide a bridge from the students’ experiences this Spring to the upcoming ’20-’21 school year. The opportunities offered are designed provide writing or reading skills enhancement at a variety of levels to accommodate both English language learners and advanced students.

Topics in Math

The purpose of the Summer Semester mathematics offerings is to provide a bridge from the students’ experiences this spring to the upcoming ’20-’21 school year. The opportunities offered are not intended to replace any specific courses offered by schools, but rather to allow students to either brush up on a skill or to apply what they have learned in a new way.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can we help?

Korinne L. Nevins
Director of Summer Programs
62 Alumni Dr.
Canaan, NH 03741
Office: 603.523.3526

Academic Team

Jarrod Caprow
Dean of Academics
Academics and Department Chair of PEAKS during the academic year. He has also served as Director of Academics during Summer Session. Jarrod knows middle school students well, and can help ensure that your child is in the appropriate class and has the support she or he needs.

Marten Wennik
English Department Chair
Mr. Wennik is a veteran of our academic year and Summer Session programs, and has helped generations of Cardigan students improve their reading and writing skills.

Robert Edson
Math Department Chair
Mr. Edson is a veteran of our academic year and Summer Session programs, and serves as the Math Department Chair during the academic year. 

What are parents saying about remote learning at Cardigan?

"I think the structure that has been set up is excellent."

"Cardigan's teachers have done a good job teaching the classes making them engaging."

"It has been well put together and well communicated to boys and parents." 

"The teacher engagement has been fantastic." 

"I think the Cardigan Distance Learning Plan is organized and engaging."

"Mr. Wennik is a wonderful teacher that keep the students going academically."