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

The Campaign for Cardigan 2020

Our community constantly works to assess Cardigan’s health and identify strategies for a sustainable future. Since 2012, the results of this ongoing process have been captured in The Strategic Plan for Cardigan 2020. To help bring the School’s long-term goals to fruition, The Campaign for Cardigan 2020 helps fund initiatives identified within the Strategic Plan. 

The deep commitment of family, friends, trustees, and alumni working as one for Cardigan creates a powerful force for change. Since 2009, the Campaign has strengthened Cardigan’s program, facilities, and endowment. Our goal now is to continue growth in each area, harnessing this strength to advance our academic program. Along with endowed fund initiatives, the current priority for the Campaign for Cardigan 2020 is the construction of a new Center for Exploration, designed to help Cardigan infuse our educational philosophy into all aspects of academic life.

Donor Support Greenlights Capstone Project

Cardigan Trustee Emerita Diane Wallach poses with Head of School Chris Day at the Wallach Groundbreaking

Extraordinary support from the Cardigan community led the Board of Trustees to approve construction of the Center for Exploration Project. In May 2019, Cardigan celebrated the start of construction with a ceremonial groundbreaking attended by students, parents, trustees, faculty, staff and administration. The 19,000-square foot building will serve as a new hub for active, creative, and experiential learning, and will be situated along Back Bay Road between the Chapel and Stoddard Center. In recognition of years of dedicated vision, direction, and support from former parent and Trustee Emerita Diane G. Wallach H’16, P’06, the building will be named “Wallach.”

Construction is scheduled to be completed during summer of 2020. An opening celebration is planned for September 2020, coinciding with Cardigan’s 75th anniversary—a fitting way to celebrate the dawn of a new era!

More information about Wallach

Visual tour: Wallach

Cardigan is rethinking academic space, seeking ways to enhance existing facilities with new areas for collaboration and exploration. Wallach will add workspace to the heart of campus, creating a flexible learning environment that addresses the need for additional classrooms and can adapt over time to changing technologies and programs. This new facility, previously referred to as the Center for Exploration, will also enable the School to reconfigure existing academic spaces to better support each department.

For more information

For more information about The Campaign for Cardigan 2020 or the Center for Exploration, please contact Sandra Hollingsworth at 603.523.3745 or