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 Wallach, a new academic building 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

Progress Update: Wallach

In early June, Head of School Chris Day P'12,'13 volunteered to assist the blasting crew at the construction site!

Current Priorities

Endowment for Financial Aid

Our diverse community promotes strong character and service, and every Cardigan boy is enriched by living among different voices. A strong financial aid endowment enables the School to seek and admit qualified students from all regions and experiences, so that they may learn from each other in ways that go  beyond the classroom.

Endowment for Faculty Excellence

The Cardigan environment intentionally supports the delivery of program, through careful attention to faculty and student residences, shared spaces like the Cardigan Commons, and campus grounds. Endowed support for facilities ensures their financial sustainability and improves the spaces where our boys live and learn.

Endowment for Facilities

The Cardigan environment intentionally supports the delivery of program, through careful attention to faculty and student residences, shared spaces like the Cardigan Commons, and campus grounds. Endowed support for facilities ensures their financial sustainability and improves the spaces where our boys live and learn.

Endowment for Program

Cardigan’s mission-driven program is innovative, relevant, and responsive. Endowed support for program helps us to develop outstanding learning experiences for our boys each day, both in and out of the classroom, as we prepare them to be global citizens.

Operating Support

Gifts to the Annual Fund have an immediate impact on students and faculty. Cardigan’s exceptional programming—from our one-to-one laptop program, to club trips, to our Ski Holiday—simply would not be possible without gifts for operating support.

Wallach

Slated to open in Cardigan’s 75th year, Wallach will provide a home for visual arts, the Gates Invention & Innovation Competition program, and active learning initiatives. The project initiates cascading benefits to other academic areas, building on Cardigan’s foundation of leadership in middle school education.