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Cardigan Mountain School

Cardigan Mountain School is an all-male private Non-denominational traditional school for students in grades 6 through 9.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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ABOUT CARDIGAN Cardigan Mountain School is a boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 to 9. At Cardigan, we understand and appreciate boys at this great age and stage of development. We’ve created an environment designed to nurture not only their academic achievement, but also their physical, social, ethical, and personal growth. Everything here—from teaching and learning to arts, sports, and fun—is geared toward helping boys reach their potential. We offer boys just the right amounts of structure and independence, challenge and support, and a focus on both individual growth and a strong, positive sense of community. This time-tested, comprehensive approach to the education of boys is what we call the Cardigan Way.

LEARN MORE: Chip Audett, Director of Admissions, Cardigan Mountain School, 62 Alumni Drive Canaan, New Hampshire 03741, United States. Phone: 603.523.3510; Fax: 603.523.3565; Website:


Academics The Cardigan Way is to help every boy to achieve his academic potential. With more than six decades of experience in the art of educating middle school boys, we know a lot about creating an atmosphere where boys feel motivated to do their best. We also draw on some serious science—the latest research on adolescent brain development, learning styles, and the pedagogies that have been shown to be most effective for middle school boys. One more thing: we have caring teachers who make it a priority to understand each student as a unique learner and as an individual person.

Cardigan offers boys a solid educational foundation, a curriculum that prepares them for academic work at the secondary school level. Skill building is a key part of our academic program. We systematically and deliberately teach study skills and life skills, such as organization and time management. Our ultimate goal is to prompt boys toward self-knowledge, so that they understand themselves as learners and can pursue strategies that help them to become more successful students and versatile people.

Mission Statement

Cardigan Mountain School offers a close-knit community that prepares boys--in mind, body, and spirit--for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society.


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Academic Calendar: Trimester

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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 214
Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Gender 100% Male
Dress Code Uniform


Student Life Bonding with teammates over a win, a loss, or just a great practice. Performing solo (gulp!) or with an ensemble of singers, musicians, or actors. Joining with friends to participate in a meaningful community service activity. Learning about another culture with help from a classmate. Taking a few hours to just have fun with a bunch of other guys who also like adventure movies, funny contests, snowball fights, pizza eating, and…(you fill in the blank). These are among the many opportunities available to every one of Cardigan’s students—some 200 boys from various states and countries—who form a dynamic and close-knit community. Life at Cardigan is active, interesting, healthy, fun, and fulfilling—it’s all part of educating the whole boy the Cardigan Way.
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

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