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

Campaign Accomplishments

The Cardigan Commons

Since 2010, The Campaign for Cardigan 2020 has enhanced and improved our overall program by strategically addressing the short and long term needs for academic, athletic, and residential space. Some of the capital projects of the Campaign to date are described below. 

The exterior of the Charles C. Gates I.D.E.A. Shop at Cardigan Mountain School

Reflecting a priority that dates to the School’s founding, this project combined workspaces for hands-on learning.

Reflecting a priority that dates to the School’s founding, this project combined workspaces for hands-on learning. Cardigan’s woodshop was relocated and positioned alongside dedicated space for entrepreneurial project building under the Gates program.

The exterior of the Cardigan C.O.R.E. cabin, as seen from across the lake during foliage season

This project converted a lakeside facility into a base camp for the Cardigan Outdoor Recreation Expeditions program.

Learning from our environment is part of the Cardigan Way. Designed to support the new Cardigan Outdoor Recreation Expeditions (C.O.R.E.) summer program, this project focused on renovating a lakeside facility to function as a base camp.

Exterior of Pearson House, which provides two Cardigan faculty residences

Focused on a long-term objective of supporting residential life, Cardigan converted space into two faculty residences.

Focused on a long-term objective of supporting residential life for faculty and students, Cardigan converted space into two faculty residences.

Front doors of Marrion Athletic Center in the winter

 Enhancements to this existing facility included the expansion and renovation of the locker rooms.

Thoughtful repurposing and enhancement of existing facilities supports Cardigan’s athletic programming. The project improved wrestling, fitness, women’s and men’s locker rooms, athletic training, and office/meeting space.

Exterior of the Johnson-Wakely Fitness Center

Incredible fitness room, wrestling room, women’s locker room, offices, meeting space, and athletic training room. 

Thoughtful repurposing and enhancement of existing facilities supports Cardigan’s athletic programming. The project improved wrestling, fitness, women’s and men’s locker rooms, athletic training, and office/meeting space.

Cardigan Commons in the early morning light with Mount Cardigan in the background

A 350-seat dining hall with sweeping views of Mount Cardigan is at the heart of this transformational addition to community life. 

 

Cardigan Commons (2013)

Project Support: $14.4M

A 350-seat dining hall with sweeping views of Mount Cardigan is at the heart of this transformational addition to community life. New gathering spaces also include a student center, school store, mail center, class and meeting rooms, and more.

Exterior of Hayward Hall in the fall foliage after a 2014 renovation

One of Cardigan’s first structures, this project removed the School’s original kitchen and created a modern dormitory.

 

Hayward Hall (2014)

Project Support: $4.3M

Reimagining one of Cardigan’s first purpose-built structures, this project removed the School’s original kitchen and dining hall and created modern dormitory and common space. Bricks from Hayward’s 1954 construction were reincorporated, an affectionate nod to the building’s origins.

The exterior of Clark-Morgan Hall at sunset, after a renovation in 2015

Renovation of this iconic building included student rooms, faculty apartments, and the Admission Office–the first stop for new families.

 

Project Support: $4.1M

This renovation reimagined our oldest building for a new era, improving student rooms and two faculty apartments. Updates to Admissions space and a new Summer Session office also support key Cardigan staff and programs.

The exterior of McCusker Hall and the Marrion Field Scoreboard at sunset

This new thoughtfully-designed dormitory includes four faculty residences and housing for 26 students.

 

Project Support: $4.8M
 
Thoughtfully-designed living space fosters the close relationships that are a critical part of the Cardigan experience. Located near Marrion Field, this new dormitory includes four faculty residences and housing for 26 students.